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Bengals’ center Kyle Cook left last week’s preseason game with a foot injury and, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, he saw a foot specialist on Monday “indications are” he’ll miss a “large amount of time.” In response to this, the Bengals brought in Jeff Faine, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in for a visit this week as their 2nd string center is Reggie Stephens, a 2010 7th round pick who has never played a snap in the NFL.
Cook had a down year last season after signing a 4 year, 14 million dollar extension last offseason, but he was ProFootballFocus’ 10th rated center in 2011 and he’s overall had a solid career. He’ll definitely be missed, especially if the replacement is Jeff Faine. Faine was released by the Buccaneers in March and tellingly hasn’t made a single other visit this offseason.
Faine is heading into his age 31 season and was ProFootballFocus’ 31st ranked center out of 35 last season, especially struggling as a run blocker. The Bengals have also lost left guard T
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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals center Kyle Cook has a foot injury that could sideline him for the season, another setback to Cincinnati's offensive line in the preseason.
Cook got hurt during a preseason game on Thursday night against Green Bay. He initially thought it was only a sprained ankle, but tests found more significant damage.
Cook was wearing a protective boot on his right...
Rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick may not make his pro debut this week after all.
The Cincinnati Bengals' top draft pick had to sit out practice on Monday because his left knee was sore. He hurt the knee while working out over the summer and had to miss much of training camp and the first three preseason games.
Kirkpatrick was cleared to fully practice last week. Coach Marvin...
For a young team like Cincinnati, the preseason is much more important than a veteran-heavy, time-tested squad.During their first offseason together, the burgeoning duo of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have had time to absorb more of Jay Gruden’s playbook, notoriously thick in traditional Gruden style.With many players on the roster that have something to prove, during the preseason...
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick sat out of Monday's practice with a sore left knee. Kirkpatrick was first cleared to practice last week after fracturing a bone in his left knee in July, days before the start of training camp. The 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Alabama was pushing to see his first preseason action in Thursday's preseason finale at Indianapolis...
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed center Jeff Faine to a one-year deal.
Following a foot injury to starter Kyle Cook, the Bengals needed help at center. Faine passed his physical yesterday and signed after a workout for Cincinnati.
The move provides immediate veteran leadership for the offensive line, having played for the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
Chad Johnson is available in Madden 13 contrary to his Tweet today to the contrary.
“That awkward moment when you realize you’re not on Madden13 and have to create yourself…”
Please click the link below to read this article and to view Chad's Madden 13 profile.
A year ago, the Cincinnati Bengals were the odds on favorite to win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Their veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer, had sworn never to play for the organization again, leaving the offense to an untested second round pick, Andy Dalton. Their new offensive coordinator, Jay Gruden, had his greates successes in the Arena Football League and was installing a new...
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting center Jeff Faine.
The Cleveland Browns’ former first round draft pick Jeff Faine will be coming back to Cleveland… when the Bengals come here. Faine was traded to the New Orleans Saints when the Browns signed LeCharles Bentley. While Bentley never played a down for the Browns, it is hard to argue with signing a player of that caliber. Still, it always seemed strange that the Browns would try and...