September 23, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson (93) and defensive end Robert Geathers (91) during the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Bengals defeated the Redskins 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals place Robert Geathers on IR


The Cincinnati Bengals placed veteran defensive end Robert Geathers on injured reserve Wednesday, reports Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Geathers left the Bengals’ 20-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night with an elbow injury.

Coley Harvey of ESPN.com described the injury:

Geathers appeared to get injured about four minutes prior, when he and teammate Reggie Nelson collided violently as they tried to help defensive end Carlos Dunlap wrap up Steelers wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery on a pass that went for a 5-yard loss along the Bengals’ sideline.

In 2012, Geathers played in all 16 games, becoming the longest-tenured player on the Bengals. He had 30 tackles and three sacks. Geathers was selected by the Bengals with the 117th overall selection (fourth round) of the 2004 draft.

Over his career, the former Georgia Bulldog has 304 tackles, 33 sacks and six forced fumbles.

To fill the void, the Bengals signed safety Jeromy Miles, who they cut on Monday. The team also signed free agent cornerback Curtis Marsh and waived rookie linebacker J.K. Schaffer.

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