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Bengals shut down Mike Nugent and Morgan Trent, get Antwan Odom back

As expected, the Bengals have placed kicker Mike Nugent on injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury during a failed onside kick attempt with 2:35 to play in Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Colts.

And as Adam Schefter of ESPN pointed out in reporting that the Steelers may cut kicker Jeff Reed, the Bengals could provide him with a new home.

The Bengals also have placed cornerback Morgan Trent on injured reserve.  He played in the team’s first eight games of the season (starting one), but he suffered a knee injury in practice on November 11.

The good news (if there ever is any for a 2-7 team) is that defensive end Antwan Odom has returned after a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy regarding steroids and related substances.  The Bengals received a one-week roster exemption for Odom, which gives them a total of three open roster spots.

One of those spots will surely go to a kicker.  Unless Chad Ochocinco can persuade Marvin Lewis to let the man with the golden cleats prove that he possesses a golden toe.

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6 Responses to “Bengals shut down Mike Nugent and Morgan Trent, get Antwan Odom back”
  1. cnelson13 says: Nov 15, 2010 5:35 PM

    Antwan Odom was on the suspended list, and thus not counting toward the 53-man roster. Moving him to the exempt list keeps him off the 53 for now, but does not open up a roster spot. Trent and Nugent are the only two clearing spots on the 53-man, so the Bengals have two open spots, not three.

  2. challenger7 says: Nov 15, 2010 5:43 PM

    Hey Mike, I’m pretty sure the onside kick actually ended up being successful if I am not mistaken.

  3. cincinnasti says: Nov 15, 2010 5:50 PM

    Unless Chad Ochocinco can persuade Marvin Lewis to let the man with the golden cleats prove that he possesses a golden toe.

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    Not going to happen..

  4. riverhorsey says: Nov 15, 2010 6:09 PM

    Marvin Lewis will be happy to get out of there after this year. good guy, bad situation…

  5. rbengals says: Nov 15, 2010 10:07 PM

    yep the onside kick WAS successful even though bengals were not. The reporting on this post was failed.

  6. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Nov 16, 2010 8:20 AM

    [The Bengals] will be happy to get [Lewis] out of there after this year. good guy, bad situation…

    The Bengals recovered the onside kick, thus, the attempt was successful.

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