The Bengals have released defensive end Robert Geathers and wide receiver Greg Little, the team announced Friday.
Geathers played all 16 games with the team in 2014, totaling 21 tackles with one sack and one interception. In his 11-year career in Cincinnati, Geathers has totaled 325 tackles with 34 sacks and three interceptions.
Little signed on with the Bengals halfway through the 2014 season, playing in six games, totaling six catches for 69 yards.
Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers, the team's longest-tenured player, admitted he might not be back with Cincy in 2015, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. Geathers, 31, recorded just one sack this season.
He has one year left on his deal, and the team would save more than $3 million by releasing him. Geathers, who has spent his entire 11-year career with the Bengals, has totaled 34 sacks, six forced fumbles and three interceptions.
The Bengals have signed defensive tackle Kwame Geathers to their practice squad. He is the brother of Cincinnati defensive end Robert Geathers.
The Bengals will be without the services of linebackers Vontaze Burfict (knee) and Jayson DiManche (forearm) for Week 14 against Pittsburgh. Burfict and DiManche were the only two players ruled out for the game, but defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle) and wide receiver James Wright (knee) could join them come Sunday. Both Hunt and Wright were labeled as doubtful for the game.
Meanwhile, defensive tackle Domata Peko (elbow) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while defensive end Robert Geathers (hip), wide receiver A.J. Green (thigh), tight end Ryan Hewitt (illness), cornerback Adam Jones (concussion), tackle Marshall Newhouse (hip) and guard/center Mike Pollak (knee) were listed as probable.
As expected, the Bengals have ruled out linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) and defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle) for the Sunday game against Tampa Bay.
The team is otherwise healthy. Linebacker Nico Johnson (illness) has been deemed questionable while defensive end Robert Geathers (toe), safety George Iloka (groin), wideout Greg Little (illness) and offensive lineman Mike Pollak (knee) are probable.
Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers (shoulder) is active for Thursday's Week 10 game against the Browns after being listed as questionable on the team's final injury report.
Also active are the four players listed as probable to play, including guard Kevin Zeitler (calf), tight end Jermaine Gresham (knee) and cornerbacks Darqueze Dennard (hamstring) and Terence Newman (chest).
Five Bengals standouts are either certain or near-certain to be sidelined Thursday against Cleveland with out or doubtful designations. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) and cornerback Leon Hall (concussion) are both out while running back Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle), linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring) and offensive lineman Andre Smith (ankle) are doubtful.
Defensive end Robert Geathers (shoulder) is questionable while cornerback Darqueze Dennard (hamstring), tight end Jermaine Gresham (knee), cornerback Terence Newman (chest) and guard Kevin Zeitler (calf) are probable.
Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (ribs) and all the team's other probables are active for Sunday's Week 8 matchup against the Ravens.
Bernard wasn't in danger of missing this critical matchup with the division-leading Ravens. The defense will be without Rey Maualuga, but linebackers Vontaze Burfict (neck) and Emmanuel Lamur (shoulder), cornerback Leon Hall (back) and defensive ends Robert Geathers (toe) and Wallace Gilberry (eye) are all active. Offensive linemen Andre Smith (shoulder), Mike Pollak (knee) and Marshall Newhouse (back) are also active, as is tight end Kevin Brock (neck).
Outside of A.J. Green and Rey Maualuga, the Bengals enter Week 8 at home against Baltimore relatively healthy despite having 14 players on the final injury report for Sunday's game. Green (toe) was ruled doubtful, while Rey Maualuga (hamstring) was officially ruled out. Brandon Thompson (knee) was limited in practice and questionable.
Meanwhile, the following players were labeled probable for the Bengals: Giovani Bernard (ribs), Kevin Brock (neck), Vontaze Burfict (neck), Robert Geathers (toe), Wallace Gilberry (eye), Leon Hall (back), Emmanuel Lamur (shoulder), Marshall Newhouse (back), Mike Pollak (knee) and Andre Smith (shoulder).
Several Bengals who were listed as probable are active for Sunday night's game at New England. They include defensive ends Robert Geathers (toe) and Margus Hunt (shoulder), safety George Iloka (abdomen), linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (concussion), guard Mike Pollak (knee) and linebacker Sean Porter (hamstring).
The Bengals defense dominated the Titans Sunday, racking up two sacks and two interceptions in the team's 33-7 Week 3 win.
Cincinnati was pitching a shutout before the Titans managed a fourth-quarter score after falling behind 33-0. The Bengals defense also notched a safety after the Titans were called for a penalty in their own end zone. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap had six tackles and one of the team's sacks, giving him three straight games with a sack to open the season. Rookie cornerback Darqueze Dennard recorded the other sack. Defensive end Robert Geathers and safety Reggie Nelson both notched their first interceptions of the season in the win. The Bengals should face a much tougher test after a Week 4 bye when they travel to New England.
The Bengals placed defensive end Robert Geathers on injured reserve Wednesday. Geathers hurt his elbow Monday against the Steelers.
Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers left Monday night's game against the Steelers with an elbow injury and will not return.
The Bengals official team website reports that the Bengals have come to an agreement with defensive end Robert Geathers on a deal that will keep him in Cincinnati. Geathers started all 16 games for the Bengals last season, recording 30 tackles and three sacks.