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Bengals shift Keith Rivers from non-football injury list

Keith Rivers, Michael Johnson, Ryan Mathews AP

The Cincinnati Bengals have cobbled together a potent defense without the services of linebacker Keith Rivers.  On Wednesday, the team moved him a step closer toward contributing in 2011.

The Bengals announced that Rivers has been activated from the reserve/non-football injury list.

Rivers, who underwent wrist surgery in July, may now practice with the team.  The Bengals have three weeks to put him on the active roster or shut him down for the balance of the season.

The eighth pick in the 2008 draft, Rivers started 13 games in 2010 and 13 games in 2009.  He started the first seven games of his rookie season, until Hines Ward blew him up on a blindside block.

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6 Responses to “Bengals shift Keith Rivers from non-football injury list”
  1. chocopoppy says: Nov 9, 2011 3:05 PM

    The Bengals have been cobbling together a pretty decent defense since 2008 whether Rivers plays or not. Despite several good draft picks lately, Rivers was not one of them.

  2. 303bengalguy says: Nov 9, 2011 3:40 PM

    Keith Who???

    -Bengals fan

    (Yeah I said it! I hope he sees this too! Maybe it’ll motivate the dude to live up to his potential sooner than later)

  3. revrondog says: Nov 9, 2011 4:12 PM

    Another Hines Ward cheap shop victim.

  4. 1buckeye76 says: Nov 9, 2011 4:27 PM

    Glad he’s back. More competition on an already solid defense can never be a bad thing. C’mon Bengals, lets take care of business this week!

  5. bigwillie99 says: Nov 9, 2011 5:52 PM

    Why are we so worried about Kieth Rivers being cheap shotted by Hines Ward? Rivers was going across the middle to deliver a blow to the ball carrier, and instead that blow was delivered to him instead. That’s football. He should have been ready for it.

  6. jbro3169 says: Nov 9, 2011 6:03 PM

    I think rivers was the 9th pick no the 8th. Not that it matters they are doing well without him.

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