Bengals Cut Levi Jones Posted by Mike Florio on May 6, 2009, 12:17 p.m. EDT The Cincinnati Bengals have released veteran left tackle Levi Jones. The team announced the move earlier today. Jones was a first-round pick in 2002, and he quickly became a fixture on the left side of the line. Signed through 2012, Jones was due to earn a base salary of $3 million this year. (Frankly, it’s a reasonable amount for a guy who by all appearances can still play.) The Bengals reportedly informed Jones after picking Smith that the team would try to trade Jones before cutting him. They found no suitors. Now that Jones is on the market, look for the Bills to make a run at him, given that Buffalo traded left tackle Jason Peters and didn’t replace him with either of their first-round draft picks.