Sunday, June 03, 2007

They just don't understand, it's impossible to cover 85

According to ESPN's Len Pasquarelli, Cincinnati Bengal's cornerback, Johnathan Joseph will be out until the start of training camp due to a foot injury that he sustained Saturday at the Bengal's minicamp.

Joseph, who was the team's first-round choice in the 2006 draft, will undergo surgery on Monday for what is believed to be a minor fracture to his left foot. His foot will be either in a cast or a walking boot for at least a few weeks following the surgery.

Joseph injured his foot while trying to cover Bengal's wide receiver, Chad Johnson, which everyone knows is impossible, in a one-on-one drill Saturday. He was able to get up and move gingerly on the foot, but a subsequent examination indicated the need for surgery.

Joseph is fully expected to make a full recovery by time the season starts and will be the teams starting cornerback. Joseph will be taking over the duties that were once held by Tory James, but James now plays for the New England Patriots. Delta O'Neal and our 2007 1st-round selection, Leon Hall are expected to fight it out for the second starting position.

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