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Willie Anderson. Retire? Hell no.

There isn't a day that an injury report goes by without searching for my favorite Bengals player, Willie Anderson. His season, a struggle for sure, has been marred with injury one year after signing an extension that likely took Eric Steinbach out of the re-sign players stack. Now, he's in the hopeful to retire category. People are preaching it. Willie is listening to it.

"The knee didn't wear out. It took a hit. That's all. Now it's fine," Anderson said, confirming it was not as bad as Rich Braham's knee fracture that led to his retirement. "Yes I'm coming back. My knee is healed. I'm getting tired of hearing people saying, 'Willie's done.' ''

I still think he has plenty to offer -- both as a player and a team leader. I understand that his production isn't the youthful power blocker he used to be. And I think Stacy Andrews has done a fine job. But Willie? Retire? Hell no.

"Yes, I'm coming back. No, I don't want to stop playing football," Anderson said. "My question is: How do I go from 112 straight games (extended to 116) to, 'Oh, I don't want to do it anymore' or 'I can't do it'? C' mon, man."

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Cincinnati Bengals

  Wed Thurs Fri
T Willie Anderson (knee) DNP DNP  
LB Rashad Jeanty (knee) DNP FP  

San Francisco 49ers

  Wed Thurs Fri
QB Trent Dilfer (concussion) OUT OUT  
CB Marcus Hudson (knee) OUT OUT  
G Larry Allen (team decision) DNP --  
WR Arnaz Battle (ankle) DNP LP  
CB Walt Harris (team decision) DNP --  
DT Isaac Sopoaga (back) DNP LP  
CB Shawntae Spencer (quadricep) DNP LP  
LB Jeff Ulbrich (ankle) DNP LP  
DT Bryant Young (team decision) DNP --  
RB Frank Gore (ankle) LP LP  
LB Derek Smith (groin) FP FP  

DNP - Did Not Participate in Practice
LP - Limited Participation in Practice
FP - Full Participation in Practice

IR - Placed on IR.

Sadly, the Bengals lost Matt Toeaina.

The Chicago Bears today signed rookie defensive tackle Matt Toeaina to a three-year contract. Toeaina, the Bengals sixth-round draft pick from Oregon, had been on the Cincinnati practice squad all season and had not played in a game. He was signed, by rule, to Chicago's 53-man roster and is expected to be active in the final three games, which would give him a credited NFL season.