NFL Roster Cuts 2012: Vontaze Burfict Makes It Onto The Bengals Final 53

The Cincinnati Bengals have arrived at the NFL mandated 53-man roster. They did so by cutting 18 players from the team. Those players are:

QB Zac Robinson, RB Daniel Herron, FB James Develin, FB Jourdan Brooks, TE Colin Cochart, WR Vidal Hazelton, OT Matt O'Donnell, OG Otis Hudson, C Reggie Stephens, DE Micah Johnson, DE DeQuin Evans, DT Vaughn Meatoga, LB Grant Hunter, LB Emmanuel Lamur, CB T.J. Heath, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, S Tony Dye, LB Roddrick Muckelroy

(via Cincinnati.com)

The major surprise came at the linebacker position, where third-year pro Muckelroy was cut loose while undrafted free agent Vontaze Burfict made the roster.

The Bengals also announced on Friday night that they placed safety Tony Dye on injured reserve. Defensive tackle Pat Sims was placed on the PUP list, meaning he'll be eligible to return after six games. Linebacker Dontay Moch is suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

For more on the Bengals, check out Cincy Jungle. For more news, notes and analysis from around the league, head over to SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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