CINCINNATI, OHIO - OCTOBER 06: David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by Preston Brown #52 and Jessie Bates #30 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals waive starting linebacker

The Cincinnati Bengals today waived starting linebacker Preston Brown.

Brown, a Cincinnati native, was in his second season with the Bengals. He signed as an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

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Bengals coach Zac Taylor called out the linebacking corps on Monday after another bad game Sunday in a 49-13 loss to the Ravens.

“Somebody’s got to step up and be consistent in that room, and we’re still waiting on that,” the first-year coach said.

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Brown totaled 52 tackles in nine games this season, including eight starts. He also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.

The Bengals’ defense ranks last in the NFL in yards allowed per game (429.4) and is tied for 28th in points allowed per game (28.8).

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