NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06: Donald Lee #86 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes a catch against Jordan Babineaux #26 of the Tennessee Titans during play at LP Field on November 6, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Bengals backup tight end Donald Lee has a foot in a boot, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. The boot, precautionary, isn't the result of an injury that will keep him out this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While starting tight end Jermaine Gresham has been out for two weeks, backup tight end Donald Lee has posted six receptions for 93 yards during his absence. And Lee's presence couldn't have been more critical as he was during the Tennessee Titans.
With 14:08 remaining in the second quarter, down 3-0 at the Bengals own 44-yard line, Dalton dumps off a pass to his right on a called tight end screen. Lee patiently allowed the blocks to develop, picking up 22 yards and the first down.
Cincinnati reached the 33-yard line two plays later following a one-yard Bernard Scott run, leaving the team with a third and nine with 12:47 remaining in the first half. Dalton threw the football down the middle of the field, hitting Lee in stride for a 25-yard gain and the first down.
Backup of a backup tight end Colin Cochart capped the drive with a touchdown reception to give the Bengals a 7-3 lead.
In the meantime Jermaine Gresham thinks he could be ready before this weekend.