Bengals cut pair who were beset by injury

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CINCINNATI --- Offensive tackle Willie Anderson and running back Rudi Johnson lost their starting jobs with the Bengals during training camp. Now, they've lost their roster spots, too.

Cincinnati released Anderson and Johnson on Saturday as part of their moves to get to the 53-man roster limit.

Injuries limited Anderson to seven games last season, ending his streak of four consecutive Pro Bowl appearances.

Johnson missed most of camp because of a hamstring injury, making him expendable.

JAGUARS: Running back Fred Taylor was arrested outside a Miami Beach nightclub early Saturday morning and charged with disorderly conduct.

- Former Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith was arrested Friday at a DUI checkpoint with an open container of beer and marijuana, and he was charged with drunken driving and drug possession.

PATRIOTS: Kevin Faulk , the veteran third-down back, was suspended for one game and will forfeit two paychecks, the result of a no contest plea in July to misdemeanor marijuana charges in Lafayette, La.

RAVENS: Cornerback Derrick Martin was suspended for one game and will forfeit two paychecks. According to a police report, Martin was cited and charged in July with possession of three small bags of marijuana at the Cleveland airport.

JETS: Veteran running back Jesse Chatman was suspended for four games for violating the league's steroid policy.

GIANTS: Signed 44-year-old John Carney while Lawrence Tynes recovers from a knee injury, meaning they'll have two kickers on the roster.

- Kept just two quarterbacks, Eli Manning and David Carr , placing South Carolina alum Anthony Wright (back) on injured reserve and cutting rookie Andre Woodson .

Redskins: Cut punter Derrick Frost , choosing to keep rookie Georgia Tech grad and Ray Guy Award winner Durant Brooks , a sixth-round selection.

TEXANS: Placed running back Chris Brown on injured reserve with back problems.

PANTHERS: Cornerback Ricardo Colclough was arrested Saturday and charged with driving while impaired.

TITANS: Former Jefferson County and Georgia offensive lineman Fernando Velasco was among the 22 players waived.


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