Bengals get down to 53 players

The Cincinnati Bengals are down to the NFL roster limit of 53 players.

They placed linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (shoulder) on injured reserve.

Running back Bernard Scott (knee) is on the reserve-physically unable to perform list.

Offensive tackle Dennis Roland's contract was terminated.

The Falcons also cut fullback John Conner, tight end-long snapper Bryce Davis, safety Tony Dye, offensive tackle Reid Fragel, wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, running back Daniel Herron, center T.J. Johnson, cornerbacks Chris Lewis-Harris and Onterio McCalebb, linebacker Dontay Moch, who was reportedly on the trading block, cornerback Shaun Prater, wide receiver Taveon Rogers, wide receiver Roy Roundtree, linebacker J.K. Schaffer, quarterback John Skelton, defensive tackle Terrence Stephens, guard John Sullen and linebacker Bruce Taylor.

So, Josh Johnson made the team as the backup quarterback and linebacker Jayson Dimanche, who was also profiled on Hard Knocks, are on the 53-man roster.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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