Tanner Hawkinson, playing left guard against the Atlanta Falcons, reached the the second level to attack one of the free-flowing linebackers in the fourth quarter. In the mean time, wide receiver Taveon Rogers, went searching for a defensive back to block. He found someone and that someone exploded through Rogers, who took flight into the back of Hawkinson's legs after the play was over.
Hawkinson was carted off the field. And despite the injury being described as "not serious", Hawkinson, who showed up wearing a boot on Saturday, will miss some time.
Now Cincinnati needs another body for practice and those late game moments until Hawkinson is ready.
According to Geoff Hobson with Bengals.com, the Cincinnati Bengals have invited former offensive lineman Otis Hudson for a workout.
G Otis Hudson in house to work out— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 10, 2013
Hudson is a former fifth-round pick from the 2010 NFL draft, but never played a game in the NFL. He spent his rookie season on the team's practice squad.
He made the 53-man roster in 2011, but spent the first month as a gameday inactive, then was transferred back to the practice squad in October. When Bobbie Williams suffered a season-ending injury in December, Hudson was promoted back to the 53-man roster but remained a gameday inactive.
He returned to the team's practice squad in 2012, but wasn't signed to the offseason roster following Cincinnati's loss to the Houston Texans in the postseason making him a free agent.