Bengals release Josh Johnson, Cardinals cut ties with Ryan Williams

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The Cincinnati Bengals have released quarterback Josh Johnson.

Johnson, a six-year veteran, was the No. 2 quarterback for the Bengals a season ago but was not long for the roster this year after the team added free agent Jason Campbell and drafted A.J. McCarron.

Johnson will now hit the market approaching 28-years-old hoping to find a job as a No. 3. In his career Johnson has attempted 177 passes completing 54.2-percent for 1,042 yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Ryan Williams, a second round-pick in 2011, has been cut by the Arizona Cardinals. The now 24-year-old Williams missed his entire rookie season after rupturing his right patella tendon. He played in just five games during the 2012 season before landing on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and was on the Cardinals roster for all of 2013 even though he was not active for any games.

It is unclear if there will be any takers for Williams.