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.