What is typically a pretty quiet Friday for the Cincinnati Bengals during the regular season was anything but this week.
A short week as it is coming out of the Monday night win over the Rams and before the Sunday showdown with the Titans, the Bengals added to a slow news day by shifting an important rookie to injured reserve and adding a new player to the 53-man roster via the waiver wire system.
Oh, and the final injury report featuring a guy named Joe Burrow went live too before the team heads to Tennessee.
Here’s a look at Bengals news and notes for September 30.
Charlie Jones to injured reserve -- Bengals Wire
Bengals breakout rookie Charlie Jones is now out at least four weeks due to a thumb injury. The fourth-rounder who already has one return for a touchdown on his resume leaves a big hole in the special teams unit.
Bengals made addition on waiver wire -- Bengals Wire
The Bengals added linebacker Devin Harper off the waiver wire on Friday. Oddly enough, the Cowboys had been very open about wanting to add Harper back to the practice squad after he cleared waivers, so this was the Bengals pulling off a steal.
Joe Burrow update and final injury report -- Bengals Wire
Burrow falls in QB rankings -- Bengals Wire
Burrow’s slow start has him falling down the quarterback rankings compared to the rest of the league — at least for now.
NFL Week 4 best bets -- NFL Wires
Every NFL editor sat down and picked the best bets to play in all of the Week 4 action. Bengals vs. Titans focused on the running game props.
What's going on with Bengals WR Tee Higgins? -- Bengals Wire
What’s the deal with the big slump for Tee Higgins? And why is it giving off a major sense of deja vu (the name Jessie Bates comes to mind…)?
Davante Adams trade is a no -- but a TE might make sense
The Bengals were suggested as a trade destination for Davante Adams of the Raiders, which isn’t happening. But upgrading tight end via trade, on the other hand…
Cordell Volson film breakdown -- All Bengals
Cordell Volson, the “weak link” on the Bengals line, has come under fire. So what does an expert have to say about his future after a film breakdown?
Derrick Henry isn't worried about past matchups -- Titans' website
The Bengals have shut down Derrick Henry in each of their last meetings to a dramatic degree. He’s not sweating it: “It takes all 11 — everybody focused, having the will to get off the line of scrimmage, create space, us finishing runs, guys going in there and digging out safeties and DBs. (The Bengals) have had success against us the last couple of games, and we just have to be better focused and get into drives, and everybody do what they are supposed to.”
Titans want to exploit Burrow's lack of mobility -- Titans' website
Like we’ve stressed, opponents know all too well that Burrow can’t move around much. Check out the quote from Titans edge rusher edge rusher Arden Key.
“(Burrow) is getting the ball out quick – he’s the best right now that we’ve played so far of getting the ball out the quickest,” Key said. “We know a lot of that has to do with the calf; he can’t move around a lot in the pocket. So, it’s about getting balls batted down when they are getting the ball out fast, and when the opportunity comes, when he does hold the ball, we have to get him down on the ground.”