Cedric Peerman Suffered Foot Injury from Chasing Down Thief


Nov 25, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Peerman (30) runs the ball to during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Raiders 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

When the pre-training camp initial injury report came out yesterday, the biggest (figuratively and literally) headline was Andre Smith being on the the Active/Non-Football Injury list. The only other player on that list was backup running back Cedric Peerman, who apparently suffered an ankle injury while surfing three weeks ago. It wasn’t however the first offseason ijury he suffered this year.

Apparently, Peerman incurred a foot injury came as a result of chasing down a thief who stole his wife’s cell phone:

"No one had a rougher offseason this side of the Rockies than running back Cedric Peerman. He missed all of the spring workouts because of a foot injury he suffered while chasing down a man who swiped his fiancée’s cell phone off the table they were sitting at outside a New Orleans restaurant. Then about three weeks ago at Virginia Beach, he got his foot caught awkwardly in a wave and hurt his ankle. It sounds like he could be on the non-football injury list for a week or two.Bu the way, the thief gave up the cell phone when he looked back and saw Peerman had closed to within 10 yards of him, but Peerman doesn’t advise getting in a chase because, “You never know if they’re carrying a gun or working with somebody.”"

Peermen has served as the team’s personal protector for punter Kevin Huber, and while lined up there, accounted for 80 yards on two fake punts that led to first downs last year. He  ended up with 258 yards rushing on 36 carries and nine receptions for 85 yards receiving.in 2012.

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