NFL Football

Depleted Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injury list

By JOE KAY

AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injured reserve Saturday with an injured chest muscle, the latest setback to a team already depleted by injuries. They signed running back Jarveon Williams off their practice squad.

Cincinnati (5-8) plays at Minnesota (10-3) on Sunday. The Bengals will be missing both starting cornerbacks - Adam "Pacman" Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick - along with three starting linebackers, including Vontaze Burfict.

Their weakened defense gave up a season-high in points to the NFL's lowest-ranked offense last Sunday, a 33-7 loss to the Chicago Bears at Paul Brown Stadium. A loss in Minnesota would give the Bengals their first back-to-back losing seasons since 2007-08.

Running back Joe Mixon also was ruled out on Saturday with a concussion.

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Updated December 16, 2017

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