Perry to IR; Fanene activated

Posted: 10:05 a.m.





The Bengals have placed running back Chris Perry on the Reserve/Injured list, ending his playing eligibility for 2006, and activated defensive end Jonathan Fanene ("fuh-NAY-nay") to the 53-player roster from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Perry suffered a right ankle injury with a fibula fracture in Sunday's game at Cleveland. Perry played in six games this season with one start, posting 57 rushing yards on 10 carries, 9 pass receptions for 42 yards and 21 kickoff returns for a 19.6-yard average.

Fanene (6-4, 295; Utah) is a second-year NFL player. He had been on Reserve/PUP due to continued rehab from a hamstring injury suffered May 30 during offseason work. He practiced with the team the past three weeks on a roster exemption.




The Bengals have signed rookie fullback Chris Manderino to the practice squad. Manderino (6-0, 233; California) opened 2006 training camp with the Bengals as a college free agent and played in all four preseason games, with a 3-yard TD on a pass reception and three rushes for 11 yards. He was waived on Sept. 2.

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