Bengals place Owens on season-ending IR
The Cincinnati Bengals have placed Terrell Owens on season-ending injured reserve a day after the receiver had surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee.
The Bengals didn't make a corresponding move Tuesday to replace him on the roster.
Owens hurt the knee a couple weeks ago but kept playing. He aggravated it on the opening drive of a 19-17 win over Cleveland on Sunday, then hobbled off the field and didn't return. He finishes the season with 72 catches for 983 yards and a team-high nine touchdowns.
Dr. James Andrews operated on the knee Monday in Birmingham, Ala. The surgery will force him to miss his "The T.Ocho Show" with teammate Chad Ochocinco on the Versus cable network Tuesday night.