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Long-serving cornerback Kirkpatrick released by Bengals

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Dre Kirkpatrick
Omnisport

The Cincinnati Bengals released long-serving cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on Tuesday.

Kirkpatrick spent eight years with the Bengals after he was selected by the team in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The 30-year-old played 99 games for Cincinnati, with 67 starts, but his contract has now been terminated.

"Dre was a part of the Bengals' organisation for many years, and displayed passion, energy and competitiveness both on and off the field," said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor.

"We appreciate his many contributions to our team and community over the years and wish him the best moving forward."

Kirkpatrick has made 291 career tackles, 10 interceptions, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

His exit comes after the Bengals signed cornerbacks Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander during free agency.


Edited by Omnisport

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