Bengals terminate Jones' contract

Updated: May 6, 2009, 2:01 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

The Cincinnati Bengals terminated the contract of oft-injured left tackle Levi Jones, the team announced Wednesday.

The move was anticipated for weeks after the Bengals used their No. 6 overall pick on former Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith.

Jones, who was scheduled to make $3 million in 2009, was retained on the roster as insurance in case the team could not find a suitable replacement in the NFL draft.

Team officials had apprised Jones that they would ...

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