A look at some of the stories from the week that was.
+ It was revealed by head coach Marvin Lewis that one shouldn't expect Dre Kirkpatrick to make his NFL debut until after the October 28 bye week. Lewis told local beat writers on Friday:
"I think he really needs two or three weeks of football practice before he would ever be ready to get suited up and play in a game. It would be best for the benefit of him and the benefit of the football team to not put him out there before that, because he needs a lot of work on what to do and how to do it as well."
+ The NFL and Time Warner have finally come to the agreement millions upon millions of NFL fans have been waiting for. An agreement. Starting this Sunday the NFL Network will broadcast on the basic digital tier and the RedZone network on the sports tier package.
+ Cincinnati Bengals punt returner (and cornerback) Adam Jones won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his 81-yard punt return against the Cleveland Browns.
+ Defensive end Jamaal Anderson suffered a torn quad tendon, forcing him on IR ending his season. The Bengals signed defensive end Wallace Gilberry on Tuesday.
+ Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was nominated for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week. He didn't win.