Literally, that’s how it goes in the NFL. Injuries to a couple of guys named Jones get you in there. And now Morgan is hurt himself, unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday after aggravating a knee issue. He says “we’ll see” when it comes to his availability. But if he can play, the Bengals are turning to a guy that already has the battle scars of experience.
Remember a week last November?
In a red zone stand in Pittsburgh last year, he knocked away a pass from Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes on third down late in the first half to force a field goal in a game the Bengals would win, 18-12. His blitz on the opening series of the second half was also huge, resulting in a tipped ball and interception for defensive lineman
Then, the next week in Oakland, Trent let wide receiver Louis Murphy get behind him for a tying 29-yard touchdown with 33 seconds left in a game the Raiders would win, 20-17.
“In this league, it’s a week to week thing; you can’t get too high or too low,” Trent said. “You take every experience you can and use it in a positive way.”
Trent has learned at the knee of cornerback
Like Hall, Trent plays the slot and that is a high point of concern because Hall has also been out with a hamstring injury and safety
“The experience I got last year was invaluable,” Trent said. “It’s not like I’m seeing things for the first time.”
But rookie cornerback
Ghee estimated he lost about four pounds of water weight Wednesday after a regular season he maybe has worked a handful of snaps against the scout team instead of going the whole day. But he had similar busy days in training camp and the preseason and says his biggest adjustment is picking up calls from first-team safeties Crocker and
Ghee also says he feels fine two months after taking that hellacious shot in Buffalo in the preseason. He was sidelined for a couple of weeks with a concussion when he lost consciousness for a few moments on a fourth-and-one tackle try. He says he’d do it again, but this time keep his head up.