Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 29, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Bengals, but this has undeniably been a tough week for the organization.
Carson Palmer is more “retired” than ever. The team traded Ochocinco for pennies, lost cornerback Johnathan Joseph, and signed two former Raiders. (Thomas Howard and Bruce Gradkowski.)
Now they have to cut one of their most promising defensive players because of injuries. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Bengals have released defensive end Antwan Odom.
Odom just couldn’t stay healthy the last few years after a fast start to the 2009 season.
We do have some positive news for Bengals fans: They brought back running backBrian Leonard back for two seasons, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
UPDATE: The Bengals also cut Morgan Trent. They placed Carson Palmer on the reserved/did not report list, as expected.