“He’s (dealt with this) as we’ve been going through the season,” Lewis told reporters Monday. “It’s something that the doctors are monitoring very closely. Yesterday they thought they needed to pull him from the game and run some tests.”
With Fisher gone, the Bengals re-signed tackle Eric Winston, the NFL Players Association president who played here the past three seasons.
Fisher’s loss makes a bad situation with the offensive line that much worse. The Bengals are last in the NFL in rushing yards per game (72.2), and quarterback Andy Dalton has been sacked 24 times – sixth most in the league. The Bengals have been using a three-tackle rotation with Fisher, Cedric Ogbuehi and Andre Smith, and may add Winston to the mix when he's ready.
Winston, though, has not played this season. The Bengals cut the 11-year pro at the end of the preseason.