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Bengals place Owens on injured reserve; Lewis doesn’t address PFT report

Marvin Lewis

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, center, reacts after his team scored a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)


One day after receiver Terrell Owens underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, the Bengals officially ended Owens’ season by placing him on injured reserve.

The injury allowed Owens’ time in Cincinnati to end without much drama. Florio reported on Sunday that the team considered deactivating T.O. for the final three games of the season, likely based on his attitude and performance in practice and games.

Coach Marvin Lewis was asked about the report Tuesday.

“I don’t need to address it,” Lewis said. “Have I ever addressed anything in here from ProFootballTalk? I don’t even know where it is.”

(Take a right at, and it’s the last place on your left.)

You’ll notice that Lewis didn’t deny the report, which he surely would have if the story was without merit. Peter King reported Sunday night that Owens would definitely not be back in Cincinnati next year.

Lewis almost certainly won’t be with the team either in 2011. Perhaps he can use some of his free time to consult with Carson Palmer about Palmer’s favorite spot to stay on top of all the stories from around the NFL.