Bengals release five players

With the Cincinnati Bengals wrapping up mandatory minicamp this week, the team released five players Friday.

Cincinnati terminated the contract of veteran cornerback Keiwan Ratliff, who was originally drafted by the Bengals in 2004 and re-joined the team last year for the postseason. Ratliff spent most of last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bengals also waived safety Bryan Evans, running back Walter Mendenhall, punter Jake Richardson and cornerback DeAngelo Willingham Friday.