Bengals release Dre Kirkpatrick in defensive overhaul

Bengals release Dre Kirkpatrick in defensive overhaul

FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard (21) calls a formation to the defensive backs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Dennard have parted ways nine days after agreeing to a three-year, $13.5 million contract in free agency. The Jaguars said Thursday, March 26, 2020, the two sides could not come to an agreement on the final contract terms. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

A.J. Green while breaking up a pass during a 7-on-7 drill in the first practice of training camp in Dayton, Ohio. Green landed awkwardly and suffered a severe injury to his left ankle, requiring surgery and” data-reactid=”26″>of coach Zac Taylor’s first season. He bumped into A.J. Green while breaking up a pass during a 7-on-7 drill in the first practice of training camp in Dayton, Ohio. Green landed awkwardly and suffered a severe injury to his left ankle, requiring surgery and

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“Dre was a part of the Bengals’ organization for many years, and displayed passion, energy and competitiveness both on and off the field,” Taylor said.

In his six games last season, Kirkpatrick had one sack, broke up four passes, and didn’t get an interception. During his eight seasons, he had 10 interceptions and three sacks.

Trae Waynes.” data-reactid=”30″>It’s the Bengals’ third move in free agency to improve the secondary. They also released cornerback B.W. Webb, who started 12 games last season in part because of Kirkpatrick’s injury, and agreed to a deal with former Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes.

Waynes and William Jackson III – a first-round pick in 2016 – are expected to start next season.

Darqueze Dennard – another first-round pick – is a free agent after six seasons in Cincinnati. He agreed to a three-year deal with Jacksonville, but couldn’t agree on final details and parted ways with the Jaguars.” data-reactid=”32″>Slot cornerback Darqueze Dennard – another first-round pick – is a free agent after six seasons in Cincinnati. He agreed to a three-year deal with Jacksonville, but couldn’t agree on final details and parted ways with the Jaguars.

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