Bengals place WR Warrick on injured reserve CINCINNATI - A nagging shin injury will sideline receiver Peter Warrick for the remainder of the season. The Cincinnati Bengals on Friday placed Warrick on injured reserve. Warrick suffered the injury in the Bengals' season-opening loss to the New York Jets. He played the following week in a 16-13 win over Miami, but the injury forced him to the sidelines after only a few plays in a September 26 loss at Baltimore. Since then, Warrick's only game action has been a few plays in a Monday, October 25 win over Denver. "Peter is very disappointed at not being able to perform, but his injury has not healed in a way that he could play productively," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "Our doctors all agree that the best course for Peter is to have a surgery that will allow him to fully recover in plenty of time for 2005." The fourth overall pick in the 2000 draft, Warrick entered this season with 253 career receptions, the most ever by a Bengals player in his first four years. He added 11 receptions for 127 yards in this season's first two games. Last year, Warrick had career-highs with 79 catches for 819 yards. The Bengals have been starting T.J. Houshmandzadeh at receiver in Warrick's absence. Kelley Washington has been serving as the third receiver. Cincinnati signed linebacker Larry Stevens from the practice squad to replace Warrick on the roster.