CINCINNATI -- The Bengals have released veteran safety George Iloka, the team announced Sunday. A league source said Iloka was stunned by the move, which he was told was for financial reasons. Iloka, a 2012 fifth-round pick out of Boise State, has been the Bengals' starting safety since 2013 and had three seasons remaining on his contract. Iloka addressed his release in a tweet Sunday. He was set to count $6.2 million against the salary cap this season. The Bengals will save $5.6 million against the cap with the move because Iloka was released after June 1. Although the move seemed like a stunner because the Bengals tend to let their veterans play out their contracts, it became clear after last season that the team would like to keep its options open. A team source said the Bengals weren't happy with Iloka's play in 2017, and they went hard after free agent Kurt Coleman when the Carolina Panthers released...



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