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Dre Kirkpatrick out a few more weeks

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The debut date for Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick keeps getting pushed back.

Coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that the setback Kirkpatrick had last week with his knee will keep him off the field for a few weeks while he rehabs. He’ll then return to practice and the Bengals will be able to figure out when they might actually see Kirkpatrick in a game. Kirkpatrick didn’t play at all in the preseason, which clearly isn’t the start to a career that the Bengals were hoping for from the 17th overall pick in the draft.

The Bengals did get Adam Jones and Jason Allen back from muscle pulls on Monday. The duo played one preseason game between them, but the team needs them on the field next Monday night to keep their secondary from being less populated than your closest apocalyptic wasteland. The Bengals also got defensive end Robert Geathers on the practice field for the first time in more than a month, which will be crucial if defensive end Carlos Dunlap remains sidelined with a sprained knee.

“Their legs are fresh. That’s what we want,” Lewis said, via the team’s website. “Guys like Robert Geathers, that’s the best thing we can do so we wouldn’t have to wear him out out there. It’s a good thing.”

It’s not an ideal way to start the season, but they aren’t going to hold everything up until the Bengals are totally healthy.


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16 Responses to “Dre Kirkpatrick out a few more weeks”
  1. villa41 says: Sep 3, 2012 8:39 PM

    Play off caliber starting QB with plenty of juice left for a CB picked at #17 that looks like he won’t play for a quarter of the season. Well done Oakland.

  2. lafan85 says: Sep 3, 2012 9:05 PM

    Villa. Quit trippin bro.

  3. cincyhokie says: Sep 3, 2012 9:11 PM

    I guess by “juice” you mean interceptions?

  4. dirtydyt says: Sep 3, 2012 9:14 PM

    yeahhhh..spin it how you want the Raiders got fleeced on that deal…everyone knows it. stop it.

  5. stoptrippn says: Sep 3, 2012 9:14 PM

    This will be a great season for the defense with taylor mays in the starting line up. The kid will payback all haters

  6. dirtybird28 says: Sep 3, 2012 9:42 PM

    Dude, Palmer’s played terrible, what are you talking about?

  7. stanggtman says: Sep 3, 2012 10:01 PM

    Palmer will throw 25 interceptions this season.

    Well done, Cincinnati!

  8. icanthelpitimabengalsfan says: Sep 3, 2012 10:26 PM

    villa41 says:
    Sep 3, 2012 8:39 PM
    Play off caliber starting QB with plenty of juice left for a CB picked at #17 that looks like he won’t play for a quarter of the season. Well done Oakland.

    Bahahaha…..unless pick sixes, which are Palmer’s specialty (and I just love the look of sheer surprise when he throws them), count for the Raiders…the playoffs will be a TV event for them. Palmer is done, has been done since Kimo Van Oelhoffen destroyed his knee in 2005. That’s a shame as I was a big Palmer fan in his years in Cincy…that was until he bailed but its a done deal. He’s not a leader, not a playoff caliber QB and will not save the Raiders. Yes, he’ll throw 20 TD’s most of which in garbage time or when they are way behind and 20 Int’s. Give me Dalton any day.

  9. ch8878 says: Sep 3, 2012 10:33 PM

    villa41 says: Sep 3, 2012 8:39 PM

    Play off caliber starting QB with plenty of juice left for a CB picked at #17 that looks like he won’t play for a quarter of the season. Well done Oakland.


    Agree hopefully the 2nd round pick they get next year is better because going into the draft this guy had bust written all over him.

  10. johnnyb1976 says: Sep 3, 2012 11:03 PM

    Villa that was just about the dumbest thing I’ve ever read on this sight. At least until joetoronto says something stupid again.

  11. noturavragepunk says: Sep 3, 2012 11:15 PM

    Palmers juice leaked out years ago. Everyone in the NFL saw that in the Bengals and Jets playoff game. He looked terrible last season, and looked worse in the preseason. His first int. in the cowboys game I called as soon as it left his hand. Your only hope is McFadden stays healthy.

  12. footballchic777 says: Sep 3, 2012 11:21 PM

    Trust me….as Bengal fans, we have learned to NEVER depend on our first round draft picks! They usually get hurt and flounder…,,that is why AJ Green was such a pleasant surprise! He and Dalton have done things for this team we fans gave waited on for a while, giving us great play and character! Keep it up guys!

  13. kingbowen says: Sep 3, 2012 11:49 PM

    Yeah Kirkpatrick is hurt but saying the raiders got the better end of that trade is just plain ignorant Palmer was key word was a good quarterback till 08 when he hurt his elbow when he came back he was not the same so if you think that the only reason palmer threw all those picks last year because he came in late and had no training camp think again by years end he will probably be benched for pryor after he throws more picks than touchdowns the bengals got all the juice palmer ever had raiders got fleeced and to top it off the raiders head coach from last year that made this trade happen is now on the bengals coaching staff well done cincy

  14. Vegas Guy says: Sep 3, 2012 11:55 PM

    I love preseason… well.. at least he got hurt before preseason…

  15. beelicker says: Sep 4, 2012 1:38 AM

    Palmer’s at his absolute very best vs prevent defense when the DBs give that little cushion while playing from ahead & allowing short completions to keep the clock running … so he may very well put up some big numbers this year.

  16. jamesstinnett says: Sep 6, 2012 10:47 AM

    I love how Raiders fans are calling this guy a bust already lol… Dont you have to play a game first befroe you can even mention that word?? What a bust really is, is a #1 overall pick who is afraid to get hit, who has been in the league for over 10 years and has zero playoff wins. Thanks for the first round pick and 2nd this year for our bust of a pick Carson Palmer… and Villa41 you gotta be kidding me a playoff caliber starting QB?? He has three career playoff starts with zero wins.

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