In this Oct. 3, 2010, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jordan Shipley (11) drops the ball as he is hit in the end zone by Cleveland Browns cornerback Eric Wright, left, and safety T.J. Ward (43) during NFL football game in …
CINCINNATI - The Bengals announced Friday that they have waived young wide receiver Jordan Shipley, who had been plagued by injuries after a promising rookie season.
The Bengals also waived kicker Thomas Weber.
Shipley, 26, a third-year NFL player from Texas, had been with the Bengals since being drafted in the third round in 2010.
After a promising rookie season, Shipley suffered through injuries, including a concussion and a torn ACL, playing in only 17 career games, with 56 receptions for 614 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bengals had bolstered their WR depth in the off-season, acquiring Armon Binns and Brandon Tate behind 1st-string A.J. Green. The team did not cite a specific reason for releasing the former Longhorns star.
Weber was a first-year player from Arizona State, who was with the Bengals in the 2011 preseason and was re-signed for 2012 on Jan. 6, but it is clear the Bengals are happy with kicker Mike Nugent's foot for this season yet again.
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