Bengals Release Sam Adams
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Posted May 14, 2007

After adding three new faces at defensive tackle, the Bengals cut 13-year pro Sam Adams loose to make way for the younger talent. Read the full story for more details.

The additions of defensive tackles Michael Myers, Kenderick Allen and rookie Matt Toeaina all came within less than a month of one another. Just as swiftly, veteran Sam Adams has been given his release.

Adams started all 16 games for the Bengals last season after being added as a free agent from the Buffalo Bills, totaling 25 tackles and two sacks.

Said head coach Marvin Lewis of the roster move, "Releasing Sam is a very difficult decision, but the timing is such that it provides Sam the opportunity to obtain a roster spot with another team. Sam has had an outstanding NFL career, and we wish him and his family the very best."

Myers, a nine-year pro, is expected to be named a starter, with the other spot open for competition to Allen, Toeaina and returning players John Thornton and Domata Peko.

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