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Bengals place Kyle Cook on IR recall, sign Richard Quinn

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The Chargers availed themselves of the new injured reserve rule allowing players to return after eight weeks on Tuesday and the Bengals have followed suit.

Cincinnati announced that center Kyle Cook was placed on injured reserve under the “designated to return” status as a result of a high ankle sprain he suffered during the preseason. The writing was on the wall for this move once the Bengals signed Jeff Faine as a free agent last week. Faine will step into the starting lineup, a role he knows well from his days with the Buccaneers, Saints and Browns.

To replace Cook on the roster, the Bengals signed tight end Richard Quinn. Quinn was the 64th overall pick of the 2009 draft, a selection that did not work out well for the Broncos. Quinn caught one pass in 29 games over two seasons with Denver and was waived last August as John Fox cleared out some remnants of the Josh McDaniels era. Quinn played one game with the Redskins last year and was one of their cuts down to 53 men last Friday.

Quinn provides a little bit of insurance against a prolonged absence for Jermaine Gresham, who may not be able to play on Monday because of a sprained knee. Quinn’s just a blocker, though, so Gresham’s targets will have to go elsewhere if he does wind up out of the lineup.

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9 Responses to “Bengals place Kyle Cook on IR recall, sign Richard Quinn”
  1. Vegas Guy says: Sep 4, 2012 7:23 PM

    Told. Ya.

  2. cincinasty87 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:25 PM

    Should have resigned muck

  3. raiderapologist says: Sep 4, 2012 8:45 PM

    Designated to Return status. I like that. DTR. As opposed the cop acronym DRT. Dead Right There.

  4. hitdog042 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:55 PM

    gresham was a full practice participant.

  5. stilllovemybungles says: Sep 4, 2012 10:05 PM

    Shoulda kept Cochart… He knew the offense, he had good hands and not a bad blocker. Makes no sense.

  6. vincentbojackson says: Sep 4, 2012 11:01 PM

    A patchwork o-line, no Gresham, no Dunlap, no Kirkpatrick, no established #2 receiver, and a group of banged-up running backs.

    Even without Suggs, it looks like the Ravens are getting a gift week one.

  7. whodeygreg says: Sep 5, 2012 1:07 PM

    Did I miss something, the Ravens getting a gift week 1? Please Raven’s fans, take the Bengals lightly cause home field advantage is your only advantage.

    Patchwork O-line – your LT decides to have a contract dispute the week of the game and your LG (who’s always played RG) is somebody the Bengals didn’t want back.

    Gresham fine – look for him Monday running down the seam. Remeber, he’s the one who scored the TD last year who the refs took awya to give you that victory.

    No Kirkpatrick – No Upshaw for 1st draft picks who I thought was suppose to be Suggs replacement. I guess plan C now.

    No #2 WR – Who’s the Ravens #1, no hands Smith (Advantage Bengals). And I’ll take ant 4 of the non-established Bengals WR over the aging Boldin.

    RB – may be some questions there and definately advantage Ravens with Rice.

    Dunlap will be our adjustment but Suggs will be the Ravens.

    Unless Smith takes the top off the defense (Mays will take care of that) to allow Rice to run free, your Ravens will be in for a dogfight, something like the last Monday night game between Bengals and Ravens in Cincy with the same reslts.

  8. jm91rs says: Sep 6, 2012 9:32 AM

    As a Bengal fan, the Kyle Cook injury scares me a bit. It took him a year to get it down, but he really is a valuable part of that line and I think Dalton will miss him greatly.

  9. jm91rs says: Sep 6, 2012 9:32 AM

    Remember what happened when Richie Braham went down?

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