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Bengals CB Chris Lewis-Harris suffers stinger

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Another injury at corner is something Cincinnati did not need to see in the final preseason game.

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The Cincinnati Bengals saw another cornerback go down with a preseason injury. This time, it was fourth-year man Chris Lewis-Harris, who suffered a stinger during the team's fourth preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Lewis-Harris injured himself in the second quarter after making a tackle. Following the play, Lewis-Harris came off the field flexing his left arm and wrist. A stinger is far less serious than a break or sprain, which it appeared Lewis-Harris had done to that arm or hand.

If this is only a stinger, it's hard to see him missing Week 1 at New York, but that type of injury can last a few weeks, depending on the severity. The Bengals are already dealing with injuries to William Jackson III, Adam Jones and Darqueze Dennard, so that last thing this team can lose right now is another corner. Though, Jones says he’s fine and that appears to be the case.

Lewis-Harris projects to make the final roster as the fifth corner.

Also, the Bengals almost lost backup quarterback Keith Wenning in this game to a big hit from Colts defensive tackle T.Y. McGill. Wenning was hit hard by McGill, but after laying on the field for about a minute, was able to return to the game after missing just one play. It looks like he simply had the air knocked out of him.