Wednesday, July 31,
Westbrook's surgery goes well
By Mark Curnutte email@example.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer
GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- Wide receiver
Michael Westbrook had no complications from Tuesday morning's surgery at
University Hospital to insert a screw into the broken navicular bone in
his left wrist. His wrist was put in a hard cast, and he is expected to
miss the rest of the preseason.
Linebacker Takeo Spikes (tender
hamstring), defensive end Reinard Wilson (groin), defensive end Vaughn
Booker (general rest), running back Rudi Johnson (toe), linebacker Steve
Foley (hip flexor) and cornerback Rodney Heath (ankle) did not practice
Left tackle John Jackson returned to camp
and spent most of the day in bed. He had an angiogram Monday that gave
him a clean bill of health.
Artrell Hawkins (knee) took off his pads
halfway through the afternoon practice, and trainer Paul Sparling said
the cornerback was having trouble going full speed. Hawkins is coming
off an injury, suffered during May workouts, to his posterior cruciate
Looking ahead to Saturday's intrasquad
scrimmage, Sparling said Westbrook, Jackson and wide receiver Danny
Farmer (hamstring) are out. Heath's status is questionable.
CUTS: The Bengals made their first
cuts of training camp, getting their roster to 82 players.
Four undrafted rookie free agents were
released: strong safety Robert Grant, guard John Grabowski, quarterback
Gavin Hoffman and tight end Trent Sansbury.
PSA: Defensive tackle Oliver Gibson filmed a public-service announcement between practices to promote the
One for the Community program to benefit Cincinnati Public Schools.
Gibson posed with children on the Rawlings Stadium field, and when a
child threw a miniature football into the mix, Gibson had a good time
throwing passes to the students and running after them.
STORK REPORT: There has been an
addition to the Bengals family. Safety Mark Roman, who was excused from
practice Monday, became the father of a son, Justin Alexander Roman. He
was born at Bethesda North Hospital at 11:41 a.m. Monday.
Justin and his mother, Solita Boyd,
Roman's wife, are doing well.
Roman was back at practice Tuesday.
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