Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 12/7/11
Pat Sims season has ended after the Bengals placed the defensive tackle on injured reserve. Sims suffered an ankle injury in the Cleveland game and missed last week’s game against Pittsburgh. To fill Sims spot, the Bengals signed Nick Hayden, who started 10 games for Carolina last year. Sims is only the sixth player this season to end up on IR, joining LB Roddrick Muckelroy, TE Bo Scaife, WR Jordan Shipley, CB Leon Hall and LB Keith Rivers. Last year at this time there were 13 players on IR. In a bit of good news for the defensive line, DE Carlos Dunlap was working out on the side and looked better than he has done the past couple weeks. Dunlap has missed three of the past four games due to a hamstring injury. Also not practicing were CB Nate Clements (hamstring), S Chris Crocker (knee/bicep) and OT Andre Smith (ankle). Smith though indicated that he would try to practice on Thursday. In a practice squad move, the Bengals waived DT Cornell Banks and signed DT Swanson Miller. * KUBIA...
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