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Henry back; Watson cut

Updated: 12:35 p.m.

Wide receiver Chris Henry is going to play Sunday in Dallas.

The Bengals added him to the active roster Saturday and cut running back Kenny Watson to make room when Henry used up his one-week roster exemption coming off a four-game NFL suspension.

Watson is nursing an injured hamstring and wasn't expected to play Sunday. With head coach Marvin Lewis saying Friday that he thought Watson could get ready for next week's game against the Jets that may mean Watson is back soon. The Bengals have only two healthy tailbacks, Chris Perry and the newest Bengal arrived Tuesday, Cedric Benson.

Watson has been one of the club's most solid players in Lewis' six years as a backup to Rudi Johnson and Chris Perry and last year had two 130-yard games.

Henry, coming off his third NFL suspension, missed all of spring camps and training camp before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the first four games of the season following an incident in which Henry was charged with assault in a case that got dismissed.

Since the Bengals drafted Henry in the third round in 2005, they are 4-8 when he doesn't play. They are seeking some vertical passing game from Henry, a guy that has caught eight balls of at least 40 yards and 17 touchdowns among his 88 career catches.

The Bengals now have seven receivers. They weren't going to cut their two starters, two draft picks, and, it turns out their two kick returners in Antonio Chatman and Glenn Holt.

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