CINCINNATI (AP) -The Cincinnati Bengals released defensive tackle Sam Adams, who joined the team as a free agent last season, and signed unrestricted free agent Kenderick Allen to a one-year contract on Monday.
The Bengals had brought in the 360-pound Adams to help their defense against the run, but finished 15th in the league on rush defense and 30th overall, allowing 355 yards a game.
Adams, a 14th-year player, joined the Bengals last season as an unrestricted free agent from Buffalo and started 16 games, with 25 tackles and two sacks.
``Releasing Sam is a very difficult decision, but the timing is such that it provides Sam the opportunity to obtain a roster spot with another team,'' said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis.
Allen, a fifth-year unrestricted free agent, was limited to two games with Green Bay last season, going on the injured-reserve list Oct. 2 with a foot injury.
He was signed by New Orleans in 2003 as a college free agent and was acquired on waivers the following year by the New York Giants, where he spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

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