The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver depth chart was very crowded after final cuts with the team keeping seven players. They freed up some room on Wednesday.

The team placed Andrew Hawkins on injured reserve with the designation to return tag. By rule Hawkins can't practice with the team until Week 7. He can return to game action in Week 9.

In the meantime "Hard Knocks" favorite -- not to mention Jon Gruden's favorite -- Dane Sanzenbacher could earn some serious time in the slot. A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu are Cincinnati's starters with Marvin Jones and possibly Brandon Tate in the mix.