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Bengals may place Andrew Hawkins on short-term injured reserve

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Last year, Bengals receiver Andrew Hawkins emerged as an important part of the offense, catching 51 passes for 533 yards and four touchdowns. This year, Hawkins may not even see the field until midway through the start of the regular season.

Hawkins has been dealing with an ankle injury, and coach Marvin Lewis said today that Hawkins is a candidate to go on injured reserve, with the designation for return. If that happens, Hawkins couldn’t be on the active roster until Week Eight at the earliest.

“Andrew was placed in a cast and he’ll be in the cast for another 10 days and go from there,” Lewis said. “It allows the opportunity to make sure we don’t inadvertently injure it more. It gives it a chance to settle down and begin to mend. He’s very optimistic that he’ll be ready to go at some point here, so we’ll see. At least for the next 10 days or so he’s going to be in this cast. Then we’ll have a little better update after that.”

Although Hawkins missing a significant period of time would hurt, the Bengals have plenty of weapons for quarterback Andy Dalton. A.J. Green is one of the top receivers in the league, 2012 draft picks Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones have shown promise, Jermaine Gresham is a Pro Bowl tight end, and rookie tight end Tyler Eifert and rookie running back Giovani Bernard are both expected to play a significant role in the passing game.

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10 Responses to “Bengals may place Andrew Hawkins on short-term injured reserve”
  1. oceandriveliving says: Aug 10, 2013 5:07 PM

    Reblogged this on Ocean Drive Living.

  2. natijim235 says: Aug 10, 2013 5:10 PM

    Little Hawk will be missed – hope he gets back sooner then later

  3. ravanator says: Aug 10, 2013 6:13 PM

    “Last year, Bengals receiver Andrew Hawkins emerged as an important part of the offense, catching 51 passes for 533 yards and four touchdowns.”

    This team is such a joke, keep the laughs coming! If 51 catches and 4 tds makes you an important part of the offense, these losers have really low expectations. Congrats on being losers for so long Bengals, you are the best at sucking!

  4. footballchic777 says: Aug 10, 2013 6:47 PM

    Dane Saunzenbacher would fit there well!

  5. afcdomination says: Aug 10, 2013 7:23 PM

    still can’t believe he didn’t even win that Michael Irvin reality show lol. good for him for sticking with his career.

  6. TRsome says: Aug 10, 2013 9:24 PM

    “This team is such a joke, keep the laughs coming! If 51 catches and 4 tds makes you an important part of the offense, these losers have really low expectations. Congrats on being losers for so long Bengals, you are the best at sucking!”

    The Ravens will learn this year how important 65 catches and 4 TDs were to their offense last year.

  7. rutchaser says: Aug 10, 2013 10:58 PM

    Hope he gets back soon. I like the underdog story.

  8. deathonwings410 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:27 PM

    Sucks for the Bengals, this guy is a little beast. When the Ravens play the Bengals, I get really nervous seeing this guy destroy our linebackers.

  9. whodey420 says: Aug 11, 2013 3:10 AM

    My bad! You guys signed Brandon Stokley to replace Anquan Boldin! Dude is 37 years old and hasn’t been relevant since 2004 when he had Peyton Manning throwing to him with Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne on the field at the same time!!! Good luck with that!

  10. robyesno says: Aug 11, 2013 3:41 PM

    Love Baby Hawk!! Saying prayers that God will bless his speedy and full recovery!! WHODEY!!!!!

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