The Cincinnati Bengals placed offensive guard Clint Boling on season-ending Injured Reserve on Tuesday, after the third-year guard suffered an ACL injury against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Boling becomes the ninth player on Injured Reserve and the first from the offensive side of the ball.
According to reports Boling will be undergoing surgery this week (or has already had it done) to repair the damage. While he could miss most of the offseason workouts (OTAs, mandatory camp) this year, the timeframe from other ACL injuries suggests that he should be ready for training camp next season.
Cincinnati signed former Bengals offensive lineman Dennis Roland to fill Boling's spot on the 53-man roster.
Roland, who signed a one-year deal on March 22, was released during final cuts. He returned prior to Cincinnati's week one game against the Chicago Bears when Andrew Whitworth was recovering from an offseason knee injury that required multiple procedures. Roland was released again on Sept. 25 when the team needed to make room for safety Chris Crocker.
Roland, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in Dallas, spent two years with the Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (their practice squads) before eventually landing on Cincinnati's practice squad on Sept. 3, 2008. He was eventually promoted to the 53-man roster on Nov. 19, 2008 where he remained until his eventual departure during final cuts last September. Roland wasn't signed by anyone until Cincinnati brought him back on Tuesday.
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