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Report: Dre Kirkpatrick has leg injury

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The Bengals had two first-round picks in 2012, thanks to the trade that sent a quarterback who vowed never to play again for the Bengals to Oakland.  One of those first-round picks, however, is already injured.

Though not as severe as the torn ACL that 17 years ago wiped out No. 1 overall pick Ki-Jana Carter’s rookie season before it even began, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick is “telling associates” that he suffered a leg injury while preparing for training camp, according to Jason La Canfora of

The injury possibly entails a broken bone, which could make Kirkpatrick miss most or all of training camp.

If the injury occurred anywhere other than at the team’s facility, Kirkpatrick technically suffered a non-football injury.  If it ends up being sufficiently serious to knock him out for the season, the Bengals technically wouldn’t have to pay him.

On one hand, it would be incredibly cheap and short-sighted to stiff a valued employee who was trying to keep himself in peak shape.

On the other hand, well, yeah.

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25 Responses to “Report: Dre Kirkpatrick has leg injury”
  1. kuta82 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:26 PM

    Oh good lord.Are u kidding me?

  2. ezmoover says: Jul 24, 2012 11:30 PM

    “Money Bags” Mike Brown pay off someone if he doesn’t have to?


    Did Hell freeze over?

  3. bballpat07 says: Jul 24, 2012 11:31 PM

    He was limited in OTA’s as well so I’m not too surprised.

    Also, I doubt they wouldn’t pay him his salary seeing as how they have already paid him a 4.9 million dollar signing bonus and his salary this year is very small ($390,000).

  4. mountaindont says: Jul 24, 2012 11:33 PM

    The Bengals’ last back-to-back winning seasons were in the 20th century and included the strike-shortened 1982 season. You have to go back to 1977 if you consider “full” seasons. I blame Mike Brown`s ineptness as a Owner/GM for this streak. Who was the last good player the Bengal`s had that didn`t asked to be traded ? Blame Mike Brown

  5. canetic says: Jul 24, 2012 11:34 PM

    Good thing for the players that there’s not a non-football DUI list they can put you on and not pay you

  6. skoobyfl says: Jul 24, 2012 11:48 PM

    Dr. Dre, how do I heal thee?

  7. prideandpoise says: Jul 24, 2012 11:54 PM

    “Muwhahahahaha” – Carson Palmer

  8. t8ertot says: Jul 25, 2012 12:12 AM

    Say it ain’t so

  9. natijim235 says: Jul 25, 2012 12:13 AM

    Wtf are you talking about the bengals may be the only team w/o a DUI this off season!

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 25, 2012 12:42 AM

    Playing basketball like Suggs????

  11. brenenostler says: Jul 25, 2012 12:47 AM

    That sucks. Rookie training camp is the most important one because that’s where most of the development happens.

  12. phreakin says: Jul 25, 2012 1:20 AM

    Probably tripped over his bong

  13. descendency says: Jul 25, 2012 2:16 AM

    Did he do it trying to learn how to backpedal?

    At least he didn’t do it while DUI or pointing a gun at people.

  14. myviewfromthepew says: Jul 25, 2012 2:53 AM

    Welcome to Cincinnati Aaron Berry …

  15. spellingcopfather says: Jul 25, 2012 3:25 AM

    Karma…. signed Raiders!!!

  16. hendeeze says: Jul 25, 2012 4:52 AM

    On the other hand, Mike Brown. *Fixed*

  17. giantssb42champs says: Jul 25, 2012 6:06 AM

    Karma for Bengals for continuing to dominate (along with Lions) the NFL police blotter.

  18. joetoronto says: Jul 25, 2012 6:20 AM

    “On one hand, it would be incredibly cheap and short-sighted to stiff a valued employee who was trying to keep himself in peak shape.”

    Incredibly cheap and short sighted defines Mike Brown.

    This is exactly what he is.

  19. rgwhodey says: Jul 25, 2012 6:52 AM

    so much hate towards the Bengals… 1 player who hasn’t seen the field yet this season gets hurt and everyone comes out the wood work to hate on the Bengals… karma coming your way

  20. deathonwings410 says: Jul 25, 2012 7:18 AM

    Sucks for Cincy…reminds me of when Jimmy Smith got injured on the opening kick off vs. PITT last yr.

  21. nflofficeadmin says: Jul 25, 2012 7:22 AM

    The ghost of Al Davis… no one gets over on big Al!

  22. stilllovemybungles says: Jul 25, 2012 8:10 AM

    Not really news.. Didnt expect him to play much this year anyway..

  23. jwil007 says: Jul 25, 2012 8:43 AM


    Bengals havent dominated anything related to arrest this offseason…While the quick 1 liner is the way to attention I would respect your intelligence if you did the research…. We have plenty of classy guys on the team…The days of 05 & 06 are in the past where they should remain…See you in Cincy this year and as Marco said in Taken… “GOOD LUCK”

  24. bengalsapologist says: Jul 25, 2012 8:59 AM

    The failure to re-sign Jonathan Joseph continues to haunt the Bengals.

  25. villa41 says: Jul 25, 2012 9:38 AM

    I said it was a good trade for both teams at the time. I’ll take a play-off tested former pro bowl QB with plenty of gas left in the tank for a 17th pick any day. Picks don’t mean anything if they don’t end up producing……or don’t play.

    Go Raiders! AFC West champs 2012.

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