Bengals Release Five Players

(The following statement was released by the bengals)

           The club terminated the contract of seventh-year CB Keiwan Ratliff, releasing him to free agency. Ratliff played for the Bengals from 2004-07, and he had re-joined Cincinnati in the 2009 postseason after spending a portion of the regular season with Pittsburgh.

           Waived today were rookie S Bryan Evans of Georgia, first-year HB Walter Mendenhall of Illinois State, rookie P Jake Richardson of Miami (Ohio) and first-year CB DeAngelo Willingham of Tennessee. Mendenhall and Willingham joined the Bengals earlier this year as veteran free agents. Evans and Richardson both were signed in May, Evans as a college free agent and Richardson as a rookie free agent.