Posted by Andy Benoit
Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com is reporting that safety Gibril Wilson suffered what appears to be a season-ending knee injury in Friday night’s game against the Eagles.
Soon after Wilson left the locker room on crutches, his agent Alvin Keels tweeted, “ACL/MCL for Gibril Wilson what a bummer. I felt he would really contribute this year. He will bounce back.”
This is a major setback for Wilson, as the former Giant is trying to reclaim his reputation after failing as a pricey free agent in Oakland and Miami.
Losing Wilson hurts depth, but, frankly, the Bengals still have plenty of resources at safety. Roy Williams, if healthy, is the starting strong safety. Chris Crocker is the free safety. Superb run-defender Chinedum Ndukwe is the top backup off the bench. Rico Murray, a cover specialist, and special teams captain Kyries Hebert now figure to fight for the fourth safety job.
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