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Bengals waive TE Jake Murphy, sign WR Michael Bennett

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals made a pair of roster moves Wednesday that affected their offense.

Tight end Jake Murphy, a 2014 Bengals practice squad player, was waived, making room for receiver Michael Bennett.

Bennett comes to Cincinnati on his first NFL contract as a college free agent. He appeared in 43 games across four seasons at Georgia, making 27 starts. In that time, he caught 134 passes for 1,607 yards and 17 touchdowns. He had four touchdown receptions for the Bulldogs last year.

Bennett went undrafted in part because of an ACL injury he suffered in the second half of Georgia's Belk Bowl win Dec. 30. Last month, he posted a workout video to YouTube to prove he was back to 100 percent and fully healthy.

Murphy's release wasn't too surprising. He was buried on the Bengals' depth chart throughout training camp, overshadowed at his position by rookies Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah, not to mention the top tight end, Tyler Eifert. Rookies Matt Lengel and Jason Peters also had been getting more reps in recent days than Murphy.

The son of former Major League Baseball player Dale Murphy, Jake Murphy played college ball at Utah. Last season was his first with an NFL team.