Former Bengals CB William Jackson cut by Steelers

Former Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick William Jackson will head to free agency.

The Pittsburgh Steelers cut Jackson on Friday and saved $12.187 million in the process.

Jackson had demanded a trade off the Washington Commanders late last season and got it, but promptly went to injured reserve and didn’t suit up for the Steelers, meaning he never got to line up against his former team.

Cincinnati’s 24th overall pick in 2016, Jackson left in free agency for Washington and took a shot at fans and the team on his way out the door.

Given that and Jackson’s attendance woes over the last two seasons, it’s pretty much guaranteed the Bengals won’t look at him for depth help as Eli Apple becomes a free agent.

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Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire