CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals released running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis on Friday, a move that was anticipated after they drafted LSU's Jeremy Hill in the second round.
Green-Ellis was Cincinnati's leading rusher each of the last two seasons. His role was reduced last year when Giovani Bernard was added to the backfield. Green-Ellis ran for 756 yards and a career-low 3.4 yards per carry. He was entering the final year on his contract.
NEW YORK (AP) Dee Milliner's status for the New York Jets' regular-season opener is still unclear.
The second-year cornerback suffered a high left ankle sprain during training camp on Aug. 10 and hasn't practiced since. Coach Rex Ryan said it's "still too early to tell" whether the injury will be healed for the game against the Oakland Raiders next Sunday.
IRVING, Texas (AP) Rookie Dallas safety Ahmad Dixon has been fined $22,050 for a hit on Miami receiver Matt Hazel in a preseason game last week.
Dixon was penalized for unnecessary roughness for hitting Hazel after the ball had sailed past him near the goal line in the Dolphins' 25-20 win last Saturday. He was fined for hitting a defenseless player in the head and neck area.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have waived former Northern Illinois star quarterback Jordan Lynch.
A Heisman Trophy finalist for the Huskies last season, Lynch was trying to make the Bears as a running back after being signed as an undrafted free agent. He could still wind up on their practice squad if he's not picked up by another team.