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After center Kyle Cook saw a foot specialist early in the week, the Bengals brought in Jeff Faine for a visit as insurance for Cook, whose initial prognosis did not look good. After the Bengals signed Faine, Cook’s prognosis isn’t looking any better. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, “indications are” he’ll miss a “large amount of time,” possibly even the whole season.
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 hadn’t made a single other visit this offseason. Though I suppose the move was necessary because their other option was 2010 7th round pick Reggie Stephens, who had yet to play an NFL snap. The Bengals don’t really seem to believe in him.
Faine is heading into his age 31 season and was ProFootbal
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Waived: DT Nick Hayden, DT Vaughn Meatoga, CB T.J. Heath, RB Boom Herron, OG Otis Hudson, LB Grant Hunter, LB Emmanuel Lamur, DE Micah Johnson, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, T Matthew O’Donnell, QB Zac Robinson, OG Reggie Stephens, LB Roddrick...
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton left on the Bengals' first series Thursday night with a bruised right arm.
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Bruce Gradkowski replaced Dalton...
Throughout their 44-year history, the Cincinnati Bengals have rarely been more than a one-year playoff wonder.
The Bengals have gone to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons only once. They went to the Super Bowl for the first time and lost to San Francisco during the 1981 season, then made the playoffs again the following year.
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The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting center Jeff Faine.
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...