Archive for Monday, September 18, 2006

Bengals roughed up in victory over Browns

September 18, 2006

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The Bengals lost three starters due to injuries in their victory over the Browns on Sunday, Eagles defensive end Jevon Kearse was carted off the field because of an injured left knee, and Rams seven-time Pro Bowl lineman Orlando Pace sustained a concussion.

Cincinnati lost center Rich Braham to a knee injury, safety Dexter Jackson to an ankle injury, and linebacker David Pollack, who was taken to a hospital for evaluation of an unspecified neck injury. Pollack had full movement in his arms and legs.

The Bengals (2-0) played without receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh and left tackle Levi Jones, who were inactive because of lingering injuries.

Elsewhere:

¢ Redskins RB Clinton Portis was inactive for the game against the Cowboys with a sore shoulder.

¢ Raiders QB Aaron Brooks was pulled in the first quarter with a sprained right rotator cuff.

¢ Rams LB Pisa Tinoisamoa dislocated his elbow. 49ers G Justin Smiley sprained his left shoulder.

¢ Falcons DE John Abraham missed the win over Tampa Bay due to a groin injury after being listed as questionable on the team's injury report all week.

¢ Lions LB Alex Lewis sustained a ligament injury to his knee on the opening possession of the club's loss to the Bears; SS Jon McGraw sustained a concussion, and SS Kenoy Kennedy injured his foot.

¢ The Texans' were hit with several injuries: OT Charles Spencer was helped off the field with a left knee injury, and C Mike Flanagan hobbled off with a left foot injury.

¢ Ravens OT Jonathan Ogden (knee) and CB Samari Rolle (foot) left with minor injuries. Oakland injuries included CB Fabian Washington (hamstring) and LB Grant Irons (back).

¢ Seahawks TE Itula Mili left the game against Arizona late in the fourth quarter due to his own knee injury.

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