Coming off of a very promising 2013 season, Marvin Jones won't see the field in 2014.
The Cincinnati Bengals placed the third-year receiver on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his 2014 campaign before he plays even one snap of football.
Jones got off to a bad start health-wise when he suffered an ankle injury during an offseason workout with Andy Dalton and other receivers in Texas. The injury wasn't believed to be that bad, though he opened training camp on the non-football injury list.
He eventually came off of it and was able to practice, but suffered a broken bone in his fifth metatarsal that led to him missing the beginning of the season, following surgery to repair the break.
Once that healed and he was able to return to the field, he re-injured his ankle to the point where the team is now placing him on I.R. rather than risking causing more damage to Jones' injuries.
The Bengals also waived rookie LB Khairi Fortt from the roster. Fortt was acquired on waivers from New Orleans on Oct. 7 and was inactive for last week’s Bengals game vs. Carolina.
On the practice squad, Cincinnati signed WR Cobi Hamilton and cut WR Colin Lockett.
Hamilton (6-2, 197; Arkansas) is a first-year NFL player. A sixth-round Cincinnati draft choice in 2013, he spent last season on the Bengals practice squad. He played in all four Bengals 2014 preseason games, with eight receptions for 127 yards and one TD. He was waived by the Bengals on Aug. 30, signed to the Philadelphia practice squad on Sept. 10 and released from the Eagles practice squad on Oct. 6.
As for Lockett, he entered the NFL with the Bengals as a college free agent last May.