Terrible Heinz Field takes two Bengals defensive ends for the season

Bengals signed this crazy looking Josh Mallard at DE.

Even though the beat writers point out that the Bengals have 14 players (it's actually 15, as per the roster) on Injured Reserve, it's somewhat diluted, in that it's not just 14 players they've sent to IR; those are the players still under contract. If you include Ethan Kilmer, Herana-Daze Jones and Marcus Maxwell, the Bengals have sent 18 players to IR since training camp due to injury, whether new or ongoing.

Robert Geathers and Frostee Rucker were the newest additions after slipping on the terrible turf at Heinz field. Listing the players on IR, including those the team waived.

  • Justin Britt
  • Antonio Chatman
  • Kyle Cook
  • DeDe Dorsey
  • Robert Geathers
  • Abdul Hodge
  • Dexter Jackson
  • Jeremi Johnson
  • Johnathan Joseph
  • Corey Lynch
  • Reagan Maui'a
  • Keith Rivers
  • Frostee Rucker
  • Dan Santucci
  • Matt Sherry
  • Ethan Kilmer
  • Marcus Maxwell
  • Herana-Daze Jones

If you want, you could include the release of Kenny Irons after failing his physical, though he wasn't placed on IR.

Eric Henderson and Antwan Odom have been limited recently with their own injuries, unable to go against the Steelers. Jonathan Fanene and John Thornton had a majority of the team's reps at defensive end late against the Steelers. The Bengals signed Josh Mallard, who has 8.5 career sacks in four seasons dating back to 2002 and guard Evan Mathis. They signed a second defensive end, Victor Degrate to the practice squad -- they still have one spot open.

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