Bengals, Browns waive players
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have placed left guard Travelle Wharton and four others on the injured reserve list, ending their seasons.
Wharton severely damaged his right knee on Cincinnati’s first series of the preseason opener against the Jets, forcing him to leave the field on a cart.
In addition, the Bengals put cornerback Brandon Ghee (wrist), cornerback Shaun Prater (knee), receiver/cornerback Taveon Rogers (shoulder) and safety Robert Sands (chest) on the injury list Friday. None was a starter.
Cincinnati also waived defensive end Luke Black, halfback Aaron Brown, quarterback Tyler Hansen and guard Matt Murphy, leaving them with 76 players. They have to get down to 75 players by Monday.
Browns release WR Mitchell
BEREA (AP) — Wide receiver Carlton Mitchell has been released by the Cleveland Browns, who trimmed their roster to 80.
Mitchell appeared in 11 games last season. He caught three passes for 31 yards and the Browns had high hopes for the 24-year-old. However, after Cleveland selected Travis Benjamin in April’s draft and then picked Josh Gordon in the supplemental draft, it became apparent Mitchell’s days were numbers.
It didn’t help that he was slowed by a leg injury in training camp.