Update: Matt Jones, Dez Briscoe Cut While Nugent Wins The Kicking Battle
Matt Jones and Briscoe have officially lost their spots on the 53. Not surprising for Jones who looked much too slow, but for Briscoe it is a little surprising as he is a rookie draft pick now thrown away. Looks like Briscoe and Matt Jones will be offered spots on the practice squad, but it is possible neither will make it there as they might be claimed through waivers. Look for the Rams to take a serious look at both of them as they are first on the waiver list and will have their choice at both of them. No word on Jerome Simpson yet as he looks to be cut if the Bengals only carry 5 wide receivers into the regular season, but for now it looks like he found his way onto the roster yet again.
Mike Nugent’s 52 and 54 yard field goals helped him win the starting kicker spot, a position in which he was trailing the favorite Dave Rayner for much of camp.
More roster cuts will be coming in throughout the day so stay tuned.