Bengals release defensive end Geathers, receiver Little

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals released defensive end Robert Geathers - one of Cincinnati's most tenured players - and receiver Greg Little on Friday.

Geathers played 11 seasons with Cincinnati, a span of 152 career games that ranks third in franchise history for a defensive lineman. Only Tim Krumrie (188) and Eddie Edwards (170) have played in more games for the Bengals. Geathers, a fourth-round pick in 2004, had 21 tackles, one sack and one interception last season.

The Bengals signed Little as a free agent from Cleveland in October, when injuries depleted the group of receivers. He played in six games for Cincinnati, getting six catches for 69 yards. He didn't have a reception during the Bengals' playoff loss at Indianapolis.

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