Bengals release Geathers, Little

Cincinnati, OH ( – The Cincinnati Bengals terminated the
contracts of defensive end Robert Geathers and wide receiver Greg Little on
Friday, and both players have become free agents.

After injuries limited him to two games in 2013, Geathers came back strongly
last season, posting 21 tackles, one sack and one interception while appearing
in all 16 games for Cincinnati.

A Georgia product selected by the Bengals in 2004, the South Carolina native
departs southern Ohio having compiled 325 tackles, 34 sacks, three
interceptions (one for a TD) and one fumble returned for a score over 152

Geathers holds the Bengals record for most fumble return yards in a season
(113) and shares the team record for longest single fumble return (75 yards).

“Robert has been with us for all my seasons except the first one,” said
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “He has been a team leader as well as a very
productive player. He’s an incredible teammate and a true professional, a big
part of the winning seasons we’ve achieved. If Robert elects to pursue an
opportunity with another NFL team, the timing of this move will allow him the
best possible chance at that.”

In his first and only season with the Bengals, Little posted just six catches
for 69 yards over six games.

A North Carolina product, Little spent his first three pro seasons with
Cleveland, picking up 155 receptions, 1,821 yards and eight touchdowns in 48