December 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Peerman (30) kneels in the end-zone for a touchback on a kick-off against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Cincinnati Bengals won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The Cincinnati Bengals made an unordinary number of roster moves over the past few days. The Bengals Public Relations Department released the following regarding today’s roster moves:
"BENGALS ROSTER MOVEThe Bengals today signed free agent DT Vaughn Meatoga, a first-year NFL player from Hawaii. Meatoga (6-1, 294) was with the Bengals in the 2012 preseason, and spent time in the regular season on the Oakland and Seattle practice squads. He has not previously been with an NFL team this season. His last name is pronounced “MAY-uh-TOHNG-guh.” BENGALS ACTIVE LIST MOVEBengals HB Cedric Peerman was today cleared to return to practice, after opening training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, due to an offseason ankle injury."
Peerman suffered an ankle injury while surfing three weeks prior to the start of camp. It wasn’t however the first offseason injury 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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