Bengals = The NFL world is buzzing after the Bengals surprisingly cut La’El Collins. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals made shocking news on Tuesday after the team made an interesting roster move. Reports indicated that the team parted ways with tackle La’El Collins, who was on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Despite that, the team released him, so now the former LSU standout is a free agent.

ESPN’s Field Yates, among others, reported the news on Tuesday afternoon on X.

Collins’ release comes after just one season with the team. He spent his first seven years in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, who signed him as an undrafted free agent. Collins initially had a lot of pre-Draft hype, but a troubling incident emerged before that. He spoke to police about the shooting death of a pregnant woman, and while he was never considered a suspect, teams stayed away from him for all seven rounds.

After signing on with Dallas, Collins built himself up and had a pretty solid career. He helped pave the way for Zeke Elliott, the former Cowboys star running back, to win the NFL rushing title twice in his career. He then played on the Bengals team that made their second consecutive AFC Championship Game last January. He was thought to be a strong depth piece if nothing else, so this move comes as a bit of a surprise.

The Bengals started off 0-1 after a dismal performance against rival Cleveland.

The NFL world had plenty to say about the Bengals news that emerged Tuesday.

[Field Yates]

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