No! And it’s not over until Carson Palmer says it’s over! So December 7, 2008, Palmer will throw again to determine whether he needs surgery on his elbow.
If not, it is still unclear when (or if) he would return to the field. The Bengals play the Colts on the 7th, and the Redskins the following week.
If he does need surgery, the timetable for a return is eight months.
In Chad Johnson news, Chad is dealing with a balky knee and may not play this Sunday against Baltimore. Head coach Marvin Lewis may have to make a roster move to deal with injuries at DE later this week as well.
Update: True to Lewis’ word, DEs Robert Geathers and Frostee Rucker were placed on injured reserve today. Per Hobson, the team is basically signing any DE who walks in the door.
Later in the day they filled the roster with Josh Mallard, a fourth-year defensive end from Georgia who was cut by Denver in preseason, and Evan Mathis, a four-year guard from Alabama who was waived by the Dolphins Nov. 7 after playing in seven games.
After practice Monday the Bengals hosted a tryout of players at several different positions, a weekly occurence that usually takes place on Tuesday. They signed another defensive end to the practice squad in the 6-3, 250-pound Victor DeGrate, a first-year player out of Oklahoma State. A college free agent out of the ’07 draft, he was waived that preseason by Houston and spent the final five games on Detroits practice squad before the Lions waived him after the ’08 preseason.