RedZone Headine: Bengals place WR Warrick on injured reserve

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  1. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    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.
  2. Midswat

    Midswat Benched

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    Is it just me . . . or did this guy receive crazy hype coming out of college?
  3. guag

    guag Get some rest, Pam. You look tired. Zone Supporter

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    Yup... he was a top five pick wasn't he? From what I gathered around the time he was drafted, he was supposed to be the next great wide reciever.
  4. Midswat

    Midswat Benched

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    He was taken #4 overall.

    And he got more hype than any wide receiver I can remember in recent history.
  5. Encore

    Encore Never Enough

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    I can't be to tough on this guy. He came to the Bengals when they were a complete waste of a team in the NFL.

    It's possible on another team that he'll find his way in the NFL and shine.
  6. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    The thing that always amused me about Warrick was that he received all the hype and Coles was a relative forgotten. This being after Coles basically took the fall for Warrick's transgressions in college. However, after everything shook out, Coles proved to be the far better NFL receiver.
  7. Midswat

    Midswat Benched

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    Oh I totally agree. In fact, I heard Warrick is a free agent after this year and I'd love to sign him.

    I'm a firm believer that the ability of a players production to meet his potention is directly related to where that player goes in the draft.

    Both Cincinatti and Cleveland have had nothing but busts lately after taking highly touted and rated blue chip prospects in the draft.

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