Bengals cut Skelton, place Scott on PUP list

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Updated: August 31, 2013

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – The Cincinnati Bengals waived veteran
quarterback John Skelton, and placed running back Bernard Scott on the
physically unable to perform list as part of a series of roster moves on
Saturday to reach the NFL’s mandated roster limit of 53 players.

The team also placed linebacker Emmanuel Lamur on the injured reserve list
with a shoulder injury.

Skelton, a former starter in Arizona, lost out to Josh Johnson in his bid to
back up starting QB Andy Dalton. Scott, meanwhile, will remain with the team
for rehabilitation and meetings, but may not practice for Weeks 1 through 6
of the regular season.

The Bengals also released veteran offensive tackle Dennis Roland and waived
the following 18 players: fullback John Conner, long snapper Bryce Davis,
safety Tony Dye, offensive tackle Reid Fragel, wide receivers Cobi Hamilton,
Taveon Rogers and Roy Roundtree, running back Daniel Herron, center T.J.
Johnson, cornerbacks Chris Lewis-Harris, Shaun Prater and Onterio McCalebb,
defensive end Dontay Moch, linebackers J.K. Schaffer and Bruce Taylor,
defensive tackle Terrence Stephens, and offensive guard John Sullen.

Cincinnati will open its season on Sept. 8, when it visits the Chicago Bears.