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Whaley cut loose by Bengals

Devwah Whaley's dreams of playing in the National Football League look to have been scuppered after being cut by the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bermudian, who joined the Bengals as a undrafted free agent in April, faced a considerable task to make the AFC North Division's team's roster or even practice squad.

It is understood the 23-year-old will now pursue other opportunities in the NFL during training camp after being let go last week.

Whaley, who was born in Gary, Indian, to Bermudian middle-distance runner Devoe Whaley and American Mary Haynes was back and forth between the island and the United States in his early years.

The 6ft, 209lb running back endured two injury-plagued seasons at the University of Arkansas in his junior and senior years.

In his freshman year he rushed for 602 yards and three touchdowns, and followed that with 559 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore.

Arkansas were the worst outfit in the Southeastern Conference in 2019 with an 0-8 record — 2-10 overall — costing them any hope of being invited to a Bowl game,

Whaley, who was primarily used as a blocking back and on short-yardage plays, had just 69 carries for 278 yards with four touchdowns last season. He also caught 16 passes out of the backfield for 141 yards.

The Bengals were the worst team in the NFL last season with a 2-14 record.

Sizeable task: running back Devwah Whaley will pursue other options in the NFL ((Photograph by Tony Gutierrez/AP)

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Published August 11, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Updated August 11, 2020 at 4:26 pm)

Whaley cut loose by Bengals

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