According to Fox Sports Ohio, Kyle Cook has officially been placed on the Cincinnati Bengals active roster after he was injured in the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers and required foot surgery.
On Sept. 4, the Bengals placed him on the injured reserve list, but he was named as the player designated to return. The team was allowed to do so after an addition to the NFL’s IR rules at the start of the 2012 season.
Cincinnati was forced to waive Armon Binns in order to create room on the 53-man roster for Cook. It was an interesting move, one that perhaps shows the confidence Cincinnati has that Marvin Jones can take over the No. 2 wide receiver spot opposite A.J. Green. Binns had 18 catches for 210 yards and a touchdown this year.
The return of Cook was foreshadowed when the team waived veteran Center Jeff Faine earlier this week, who had split time with rookie Trevor Robinson until Robinson started the last five games.
The reliable Kyle Cook started 50 straight games before his injury prior to the season. The Bengals will be happy to get him back, as he has been the backbone for the Bengals offensive line since he has been with Cincinnati.
He is not expected to start against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. However, he is expected to split some playing time later in the game with Trevor Robinson. Cook practiced full-go all week.
The Bengals will try to get their main center ready for important games down the stretch as quickly as possible. Especially with AFC North games likely determining the wild card.