In the day after the draft the Cincinnati Bengals have terminated the contracts of five players which include last years starting RB Chris Perry. The cuts include:
Chris Perry, RB
Perry was drafted by the Bengals in the first round of the 2004 draft. He battled injury throughout most of his career but was named the starter in 2008. Perry played in 13 games for the Bengals in 2008 starting 6. He rushed for 269 yards averaging 20.7 ypg.
Mike Doss, DB
Doss was acquired by the Bengals in 2008, he played in three games but only registered 1 tackle. Doss showed some promise for Indianapolis early in his career but slowly fizzled after just three seasons with the Colts.
Nate Lawrie, TE
Lawrie played in 8 games for the Bengals in 2008 starting for three of them. He only managed 2 receptions for 11 yards on the season. Lawrie was acquired by the Bengals in 2007.
Eric Henderson, DE/LB
Signed as a College Free Agent in 2006 Henderson spent most of his time with the Bengals on the practice squad. He did manage to make the roster in 2008 and get two tackles before injuring his neck in December and being placed on injured-reserve.
Gary Russell, RB
Russell is a three year veteran of the league and was acquired by the Bengals on April 17th. Russell played the last two seasons with Pittsburgh where last year he rushed for 77 yards but had 3 TD's.