As I’ve written a few times now, one of the two major objectives for any team in the preseason is to survive without any major, season-ending injuries to players.
Well, the Bengals unfortunately got one tonight.
Safety Gibril Wilson, a free agent signee from the Dolphins and first back-up to Chris Crocker at Free Safety, went down with what is being reported as an ACL/MCL tear in his knee.
Marvin Lewis will surely address the issue in tomorrow’s news conference. In the meantime, it looks like Rico Murray, Kyries Hebert, and Tom Nelson may yet have a shot at this year’s roster. Nelson started some games in his rookie season last year, Murray reportedly can play both corner and safety, and Hebert is an excellent special teams contributor.
Not known for his skills in coverage, Hebert had a magnificient diving interception tonight of a Michael Vick pass.
Our best wishes go out to Gibril for a speedy recovery.