With only two months remaining in the regular season, the Cincinnati Bengals have made a major decision involving their defense. In a stunning turn of events, the front office has reportedly decided to part ways with Preston Brown.
Cincinnati signed Brown to a three-year extension this past offseason. The former third-round pick was supposed to be a key component to the defense this season.
Unfortunately for Brown, he’ll now be left looking for another home with six weeks left in the season.
According to Bengals reporter Tyler Dragon, the team has cut Brown.
Brown had 54 combined tackles in nine games with the Bengals.
He should get a few chances elsewhere since he’s only 27 years old and could provide solid depth to contenders moving forward.
The #Bengals are cutting veteran linebacker and Cincinnati native Preston Brown, per sources.
— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) November 12, 2019
All players that are cut at this time of the year are subject to waivers. If a team decides to claim Brown off waivers, they would have to take on the remaining money on his three-year contract.
Brown could find himself playing for a team fighting for a playoff spot in the near future.
As for the Bengals, the team continues their quest for one of the top picks in the 2020 NFL Draft as they’re the only winless team in the league.