Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis held his weekly press conference today to recap the previous game while looking ahead to the next opponent, and he revealed that punter Kevin Huber will be placed on the injured reserve list soon, while a new punter will be signed today to replace him:
Marvin Lewis starts off weekly presser saying Kevin Huber will be IR’d today or tomorrow. Huber in neck brace now. To have oral surgery soon
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) December 17, 2013
Marvin: “Kevin doing pretty well. He’s in a neck brace and will be placed on IR in next couple days.” — Lindsay Patterson (@lindzpatterson) December 17, 2013
“The person we decide to sign today will be the holder.” Marvin — Lindsay Patterson (@lindzpatterson) December 17, 2013
They’ll announce new punter later today after 5 tried out. — Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) December 17, 2013
“We got to go out and win football games. We do that we take care of ourselves.”
— Lindsay Patterson (@lindzpatterson) December 17, 2013
The Bengals are in a bind this week needing to sign a t punter after Huber took a season-ending hit from Steelers special teamer Terence Garvin last night that will sideline him for the remainder of the season.
Huber was diagnosed with having a fractured jaw and a cracked vertebrae, and while his season is over, the Bengals hope a win vs. the Minnesota Vikings will extend their season into the playoffs. We floated some names to consider Monday, and the team is working our five punters today including former Bills punter Shawn Powell.
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