GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - The Bengals released defensive end Antwan Odom on Friday, parting with the often-injured lineman as they opened training camp.
The 29-year-old lineman was the Bengals' top defensive addition after the 2007 season, getting a five-year, $29.5 million contract as a free agent from Tennessee. He hurt his foot during his first training camp practice, setting a trend.
He went on to start only eight games for the Bengals in 2008. He started the first six games in 2009, then tore an Achilles' tendon. Last season, he started only three games because of a wrist injury and a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
The Bengals made an anticipated move on Friday, putting quarterback Carson Palmer on a reserve list for players who failed to report to camp. Palmer has four years left on his contract but has told the team he'll retire rather than play another year in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati signed two more draft choices - guard Clint Boling from Georgia (fourth round) and running back Jay Finley from Baylor (seventh round). That gives them six draft picks under contract, including first-round pick A.J. Green, who agreed to a four-year deal on Thursday.
Quarterback Andy Dalton, taken in the second round, hadn't yet reached an agreement Friday. The Bengals hold their first practice on Saturday afternoon.
The Bengals also said that cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and linebacker Keith Rivers aren't able to fully practice because of injuries. Jones is coming off neck surgery, while Rivers had wrist surgery in the offseason.
Also on Friday, Cincinnati waived offensive lineman Andrew Mitchell and signed college free agent Ryan McKnight, an offensive lineman from South Dakota State.
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