Bengals cut starting safety Iloka
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The Cincinnati Bengals announced the release of starting safety George Iloka on Sunday, with the move reportedly being motivated by finances.

Iloka was two years into a five-year, $30-million deal he inked ahead of the 2016 season. He had been a mainstay in Cincinnati's secondary, starting 76 of a possible 80 regular-season games since 2013.

In 16 outings last year, Iloka posted a career-high 80 tackles along with one interception. The 28-year-old instantly becomes one of the biggest names on the free-agent market.

Bengals cut starting safety Iloka
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