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Bengals whack Watson
Posted Oct. 04 at 07:03 AM
Here’s a surprise: The Bengals on Saturday released running back Kenny Watson.
Watson is 30 years old, but he’s pretty good. In the six games he started last year, he was far more productive than usual starter Rudi Johnson. In those six games, Watson averaged 90 rushing and 18 receiving yards per game, with 5 TDs. He averaged a respectable 4.3 yards per carry (Johnson, on the other hand, was down at 2.9 behind the same offensive line).
The move was announced at the team’s official web site, part of activating wide receiver Chris Henry for tomorrow’s game.
Watson might not be unemployed for long. Marvin Lewis hints that Cincinnati might re-sign him before long – Watson wasn’t going to play anyway tomorrow because of a hamstring injury. And if the Bengals don’t sign Watson, then some other team probably will. An injury in another game tomorrow might increase another team’s interest in him.
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