News

Print
RSS

Smith activated

Posted Sep 14, 2009

Updated: 8:25 p.m.

Head coach Marvin Lewis said during his Monday press conference that with the return of tackle Andre Smith to the active roster off a two-week roster exemption, the club has waived running back DeDe Dorsey. Lewis said Dorsey simply got caught up in a numbers game at the running back position.

Lewis would only say that Smith is progressing from his broken foot suffered 17 days ago, but wouldn't give a timetable on a return.

This is the third time Dorsey has been cut in his career and second by the Bengals. He wrote a great script for Hard Knocks in the preseason when he battled Brian Leonard for a roster spot and both made it when Dorsey blocked a punt for a touchdown in the preseason finale. But he wasn't active in the 12-7 loss to Denver while Leonard converted a fourth-down run out of the Wildcat and added an 18-yard catch in the Bengals touchdown drive. Rookie Bernard Scott's first NFL run and only one Sunday went for a six-yard loss.

“We had 53 guys, and we needed a spot," Lewis said. "We were one heavy at running back. DeDe did a lot to stay here, but at this point, where we are, DeDe was the guy we needed to release today.”

Lewis said left guard Nate Livings, who left with a knee injury in the second quarter and was replaced by Evan Mathis, may not play in Green Bay this Sunday. Lewis said Leonard should be OK after he got dinged after getting grabbed around the neck on that last run. 

 

Recent Articles

  • Bengals ponder measurables vs. production

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted 21 hours ago

    Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis did his job expertly Tuesday at his pre-draft news conference, that annual Olympian exercise combining the balance beam and the rings.

  • Lewis News Conference Transcript 4/25

    Posted Apr 25, 2017

    Marvin Lewis news conference transcript 4/25/2017

  • Andy & Jordan Dalton Host Date Night Program

    Posted Apr 25, 2017

    Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation hosted parents of seriously ill and special needs children to a quiet, all-expense-paid private dinner.

  • Mock of Ages

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Apr 24, 2017

    Thanks to our merry band of scribes, the Bengals.com Media Mock Draft goes where it's never gone before and delves into the murky waters of the second round.

  • McCarron in control of no control

    By Geoff Hobson - Posted Apr 24, 2017

    One of the things that AJ McCarron could control back in the day is the splitter that Jake Peavy taught his fellow St. Paul’s Episcopal School alum when Peavy came back from the majors to visit his hometown of Mobile, Ala. But the one-time aspiring big-league hurler is learning there's only so much he can control as a back-up quarterback in the NFL.

Recent Videos

Photos