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Bengals create room on roster for Jessie Bates III

Aug 27, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates III (30) stands on the sidelines before a preseason game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Albert Cesare-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Albert Cesare-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals waived cornerback Allan George to create space on the 53-man roster for safety Jessie Bates III.

Bates is set to revert to the active roster from the exempt/commissioner permission list. The roster exemption expires Monday.

After initially refusing to sign his franchise tender and report to camp in July, Bates ended his holdout late last month and signed the tender. The team placed him on the exempt list, saving the club a roster spot ahead of roster cutdown day last Tuesday.

Bates has 10 interceptions and 408 tackles in 63 games over four seasons with the Bengals. He had 88 tackles and one interception in 15 games last season.

The club also released tight end Thaddeus Moss from the practice squad. George is expected to take Moss’ spot on the practice squad, provided he clears waivers.

–Field Level Media