Hump Day Headlines: Ndukwe Dinged


Bengals safety Chinedum Ndukwe was carted off the field this morning with an apparent knee injury. Ndukwe, a seventh-round gem the Bengals found in the 2007 draft, had been challenging incumbent Dexter Jackson for the starting SS position. C. Trent is reporting that Nduwke is already back on the field so hopefully it’s nothing serious.

Update: Ndukwe was spotted on crutches on the sideline during tonight’s practice. The Chickster says he is awaiting the results of an MRI.

On a brighter note, Keith Rivers is a holdout no more. James Walker thinks that despite his missed time, Rivers will be starting in week 1. No contract details have been released, but Muckraker Mike says the deal includes includes $15.6 million in guaranteed coin, and that Rivers’ take should easily top $20 million once he meets minimum playing time incentives. Total value is said to be about $23 million.

Carson Palmer thinks the Bengals will win the division.

Willie Anderson has added an entertainment company to his portfolio. He already owns 20 Fatburger franchises.