A recurring hamstring problem that forced him to the sideline for three games earlier this season will keep Cincinnati Bengals starting tailback Rudi Johnson out of action again for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
In the past, the NFL was reluctant to punish so swiftly, so sternly. Not anymore. Roger Goodell's lengthy suspensions of Pacman Jones and Chris Henry sent a much-needed message to the players, writes Len Pasquarelli.
The Cincinnati Bengals opted on Friday not to match the restricted free agent offer sheet signed by defensive tackle Shaun Smith last week, a decision that allows the three-year veteran to move to the division rival Cleveland Browns.