TGIF: Bengals Top Indy, Final Cuts Loom


The Bengals ended preseason with a 27-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Both sides rested — or didn’t have available — most of their starters, as is typical of the fourth preseason tilt. WR Chris Henry made his only appearance of the preseason, hauling in three balls for 20 yards.

Neither T.J. Houshmandzadeh nor Rudi Johnson played against the Colts, though both are reportedly healthy and expected to go in the opener against Baltimore. Rudi keeps going on about being traded or released, but either seems unlikely to me, unless Chris Perry has suddenly learned how to pick up a blitz. On the other hand, Mark Curnutte believes the trade rumors, as does The Chickster, so I suppose we’ll see.

In entertainment news, Chad’s rumored name change to Chad Ocho Cinco is a done deal according to a Miami radio station, so expect his jersey in Baltimore to read “Ocho Cinco.”