More Esteban Ochocinco?
Bengals kicker Shayne Graham indicated Saturday morning he’ll be taking more time off to rest his injured groin this preseason. According to a source close to the team, however, Cincinnati isn’t expected to take wideout Chad Ochocinco up on his offer to kick for the rest of the preseason.
They’ll find another camp leg to get them through.
Meanwhile, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Graham said this morning, “I’m not worried about [missing time with the injury]. I know I’ll come back strong. It will give me time to rehab it.”
Graham had a similar injury last year and wound up missing the first two regular-season games. Asked if he thought he’d be ready for the opener, Graham said, “I would say so but I’ll just [take] it a day at a time.”
Even if Graham isn’t ready come Week One, the Bengals are stuck with him, at least for the present season. He signed a one-year franchise tender earlier this year, giving him a fully guaranteed salary of $2.483 million.