Friday, October 25, 2002
Off week doesn't heal all wounds
Safety Roman, cornerback Burris questionable for Sunday's game
By Mark Curnutte
The Cincinnati Enquirer
The Bengals continued to be hit by the injury bug Thursday. Safety Mark Roman was listed as questionable because of problems with concussion symptoms that won't clear up. He is expected to be out Sunday when the Bengals host the Tennessee Titans.
Starting outside linebacker Adrian Ross might miss Sunday's game because of a knee injury suffered Wednesday at practice. Ross had an MRI Thursday that was negative, but is listed as questionable.
Starting cornerback Jeff Burris (hamstring) is questionable. Tight end Sean Brewer (knee) also remains questionable, as does wide receiver Michael Westbrook (hamstring).
NO SELLOUT: As expected, the Bengals-Titans game didn't sell out and will not be shown on local television.
The Bengals have sold out just seven of 20 games played in Paul Brown Stadium.
ROCKY TOP: Former St. X star Rocky Boiman has played in all six Titans games on special teams and in four games as a linebacker.
Tennessee's fourth-round draft pick from Notre Dame, Boiman has three tackles on defense and nine on special teams.
He had two defensive tackles at linebacker and two special-teams tackles in the Titans' last game, Oct. 13, a 23-14 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
HAVE FUN: Bengals special teams coach Al Roberts spent part of his off weekend watching the son of a family friend play in a youth football game in Hyde Park.
Roberts wanted to get away from the negativity surrounding the 0-6 Bengals - "death," he called it - and watch children having fun playing football.
"I came back refreshed, and the first thing I told the guys here was there is life and death - choose life," Roberts said. "Sunday afternoon, we'll find out. It's the seed. We'll have to see if it grows."
The embattled Roberts got some good news Thursday. Titans wide receiver Derrick Mason will play but will not return kickoffs.
Mason is coming back from a separated shoulder.. In the Titans' last game in Cincinnati, he returned the opening kickoff 101 yards in Tennessee's 20-7 victory.
Johnson shows hints of being a go-to receiver
Off week doesn't heal all wounds
Why can't Bengals get this QB thing right?
Goldberg on the NFL
Hit draws suspension for Charger DB Harrison
Daugherty: Baseball's principles optional
Pete Rose at fund-raiser
No showdown in show hurts World Series
Giants 16, Angels 4
Giants take 3-2 Series lead
Third generation's a charm in Series
Washburn's woes hurt Angels
D-Rays land Sweet Lou
Moeller vs. Princeton: Win and you're in
Huge disparity in school sizes ends Anderson-Turpin rivalry
Brown's play has Rebels feelin' good
Conner closing in on playoff spot
Ohio football preview
Kentucky football preview
Player of Year candidates
Prep football standings
Prep football statistics
OTHER PREP SPORTS
Harriers hanker for state crowns
Bulldogs stun Lakota West
Pandas, Tigers roaring into state
High school schedules
Girls' soccer, volleyball results
No deal yet for Logan, Warriors
Tough season on field doesn't hurt Bearcats at the gate
Buckeyes, Wildcats host crucial games
Betts finds spot in Miami star's large shadow
Wildcats ready for anything against Bulldogs
Defensive duo relieved UK back on track
No. 12 North Carolina St. 38, Clemson 6
Colorado St. 37, BYU 10
Penn State seeking redemption for two losses
MSU quarterback suspended indefinitely
Ragone, Smith differ on view of Cardinals
Tennessee QB cleared to play Saturday
No. 24 Bowling Green just another unbeaten in MAC
College football notes
Herron jumps to lead in Buick
Sutton chosen to be U.S. Ryder Cup captain
On TV, it seems really easy
Olajuwon to retire Nov. 9 in Houston
Flyers stomp chilly Habs
Bad start to Baffert's day
Return to Bengals front page...