Depleted Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injury list
Posted: 8:06 AM, Dec 17, 2017
Joe Kay | Associated Press
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<p>LANDOVER, MD. Aug. 27, 2017. Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals rushes as teammate T.J. Johnson #60 blocks defensive tackle Stacy McGee #92 of the Washington Redskins in the second quarter during a preseason game at FedExField on August 27, 2017 in Landover, Maryland.</p>
CINCINNATI -- The Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injured reserve Saturday with an injured chest muscle, the latest setback to a team already depleted by injuries.
They signed running back Jarveon Williams off their practice squad.
Cincinnati (5-8) plays at Minnesota (10-3) on Sunday. The Bengals will be missing both starting cornerbacks -- Adam "Pacman" Jones
and Dre Kirkpatrick -- along with three starting linebackers, including Vontaze Burfict.
Their weakened defense gave up a season-high in points to the NFL's lowest-ranked offense last Sunday, a 33-7 loss to the Chicago Bears at Paul Brown Stadium. A loss in Minnesota would give the Bengals their first back-to-back losing seasons since 2007-08.
Running back Joe Mixon also was ruled out on Saturday with a concussion.
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