The Cincinnati Bengals signed veteran center Jeff Faine on Wednesday, moving quickly to replace injured center Kyle Cook.
Faine, 31, is entering his 10th season. He has been on the street since being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March. He had started with them for the previous four years after signing as a free agent in 2008.
He was a first-round pick by the Browns in 2003.
Cook was injured last Thursday against Green Bay, and tests revealed significant damage. The team isn't sure how long he'll be out. He could potentially miss the season.