LB Darryl Blackstock Suspended for 4 Games


Bengals linebacker Darryl Blackstock, who joined the team this past offseason from the Cardinals, has been suspended for 4 games for violating the rules on performance-enhancing substances. Blackstock make the usual claim about not being careful enough with a nutritional supplement.

For now, his roster spot will be filled by Kenny Watson, whom the Bengals re-signed today. They also got back CB Simeon Castille, who cleared waivers and was inked to the practice squad.

Update: The DDN’s Big C stirs up a hornet’s nest with a report that the San Francisco 49ers are interested in trading for T.J. Houshmandzadeh. It’s an idea worth considering. The Bengals are 0-5 and going nowhere fast. They have multiple young receivers to work in. And T.J. is in the final year of a contract that the team has shown no interest in extending. If they can get something for him, do it.