Bengals waive two, add two more


CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals made a series of roster moves Wednesday, waiving a pair of defensive players and adding one on offense and one on defense.

Cornerback Brandon Burton and linebacker Bruce Taylor were the two roster cuts, with offensive tackle Will Svitek and cornerback Victor Hampton the additions. Hampton was a college free agent who attended South Carolina. He went undrafted last month after a few off-field incidents from this offseason, and earlier in his career. His incidents were outlined in this story from Tuesday night about his pending signing.

Svitek was a free agent who spent last season with the Patriots. Before that, he was in Atlanta for four years and Kansas City for three. The nine-year veteran has appeared in 74 career games and made 18 starts. He started twice for the Patriots last season.

Burton came to Cincinnati in January as a future's reserve signee. He has only 19 games of league experience, playing with Buffalo and Minnesota.

Taylor also was signed to a future's reserve contract in January after spending the latter half of last season on the Bengals' practice squad. The linebacker began the 2014 season with the Bengals, going through training camp before getting cut before the start of the regular season.

In Svitek, they get another tackle who can add to the depth on the line. Marshall Newhouse is the only other backup tackle with true NFL experience. Hampton's addition gives Cincinnati another young cornerback to compete for one of the final cornerback slots on the depth chart.