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Bengals LB Rivers, CB Jones out with injuries
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Bengals LB Rivers, CB Jones out with injuries

Published Sep. 3, 2011 11:08 p.m. ET

The Bengals placed cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones and linebacker Keith Rivers on injured lists Saturday, sidelining them for at least the first six weeks of the season.

Jones had offseason neck surgery and couldn't participate in contract drills during training camp. Rivers had surgery on his right wrist and is wearing a cast.

The Bengals also had right guard Bobbie Williams suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's ban on performance-enhancing substances. The 12th-year veteran has started all 16 games each of the last four seasons.

The Bengals also released guard Max Jean-Gilles, who signed as a free agent during training camp, and third-string quarterback Dan LeFevour as they got down to the roster limit. They'll go with two quarterbacks - Andy Dalton and Bruce Gradkowski.


Linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy, who tore his Achilles, and tight end Bo Scaife, who hurt his neck, are out for the season after going on the injured reserve list.

The Bengals also released defensive end Victor Adeyanju and cornerback Jonathan Wade.

Waived were fullback Fui Vakapuna, cornerback Brandon Ghee, cornerback Rico Murray, tight end John Nalbone, defensive tackle Jason Shirley, fullback James Develin, cornerback David Pender, defensive end James Ruffin, receiver Calvin Russell, defensive tackle Cornell Banks, linebacker DeQuin Evans, running back Jay Finley, running back John Griffin, receiver Andrew Hawkins, cornerback Korey Lindsey, offensive tackle Matthew O'Donnell, offensive guard Chris Riley and kicker Thomas Weber.


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