On Monday, QB Carson Palmer said WR Matt Jones, the former first-round draft pick who hasn’t caught an NFL pass since ’08, and free-agent pickup WR Antonio Bryant can give him what he’s been missing since the departure of WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh and the injury to the late WR Chris Henry.
Palmer didn’t throw a deep ball to Jones on because the Bengals were installing their short routes. But twice Jones ran by a top-tier CB in Leon Hall during drills and caught one of them.
“He looked good today,” Palmer said of Jones. “He’s so long. Big. So lanky. I threw him a ball when he was completely covered. He just caught it out in front of him and didn’t let the DB come close to making a play on it. That’s what you have to do when you’re that big and you’re that type of player. You need to use that to your advantage and it looks like he’s going to be able to do that. I can’t wait to get him out there for the long routes when we put more of the offense in and we can open him up.”
It's still early, but if one or both of these guys can step up along side of WR Chad Ochocinco, Palmer will have some nice fantasy value this year.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 9:26am
Bengals WR Chris Henry underwent season-ending surgery for his fractured left forearm Monday morning and when the Bengals put him on injured reserve they replaced him on the roster with guard-tackle Scott Kooistra.
Left guard Evan Mathis said his ankle is on a week-to-week basis after he got hit in a pileup in Sunday's 17-7 win over the Ravens.
"It could have been a lot worse," said Mathis, who actually hurt the ankle in the previous drive before he came out when someone fell on it a second time.
Because of the lack of guards and with the possibility of Mathis missing more than one game, Kooistra's departure lasted six days. Kooistra, a seven-year veteran who has played his entire career with the Bengals, was cut last week when fullback Fui Vakapuna was re-signed.
Bengals WR Chris Henry’s status is in doubt after he broke his left forearm during the second quarter of a 17-7 victory over the Ravens. The Bengals’ medical staff put an air cast on Henry’s forearm and carted him off the field. The Bengals also had G Evan Mathis (left ankle) and LB Keith Rivers (right calf) suffer injuries.
Friday, October 23, 2009, 6:38pm
Friday, September 25, 2009, 6:53pm
Bengals WR Chris Henry (thigh) practiced fully on Friday and is listed
as probable. This is a nagging injury, and even if he plays, he may
lack the extra burst and separation that fantasy owners who reached for him in drafts
were counting on.
Friday, September 25, 2009, 11:28am
Nursing a quadriceps injury that he admits has bothered him the last
four weeks, Cincinnati WR Chris Henry returned to practice Thursday.
So far Henry has 2 receptions for 23 yards and a TD after 2 games,
and Henry says the quad injury has prevented him from opening up on long pass routes.
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:32pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 8:07pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 4:18pm
Friday, September 11, 2009, 8:08pm
Bengals WR Chris Henry (thigh probable) took Thursday off to rest his thigh, and said it is feeling better. The injury has been nagging him for a while, but it sure didn't hurt his performance in the preseason. Henry says he is good to start Sunday.
Bengals WR Chris Henry (thigh) returned to practice Friday after sitting out Thursday. All Bengals but cornerback David Jones (foot) and right tackle Andre Smith (foot) looked to be dressed. Out on the field early was offensive lineman Scott Kooistra (knee) who had been limited Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday, September 10, 2009, 7:37pm
Thursday, October 2, 2008, 8:00pm
Monday, December 22, 2008, 7:00pm
Cincinnati Enquirer: Bengals WR Chris Henry, re-signed in August
by the Bengals over Lewis' objection, has caught touchdown passes
in the past two games. Henry seems now to be playing with positive
energy. Coaches had spoken to him after a poor few weeks of play.
"That his existence as a player on this team was vital for him to
do it the right way all the time," Lewis said of the tone and
content of those conversations. "And I think he's made those
corrections, which has been good. "To see the lack, the hustle
plays that he had, the effort plays that he had two weeks ago and
not hurrying the route the other day and he got frustrated against
Baltimore where he didn't get a fade throw made to him."
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