PERRY HAS ANOTHER HERNIA
Regarding the Bengals, they might want to think twice before shipping running back Rudi Johnson anywhere. A league source tells us that Johnson's backup/heir apparent, 2004 first-rounder Chris Perry, needs surgery for yet another sports hernia.
Perry landed on injured reserve in 2004 with a sports hernia on one side of his body. Now, he's got one on the other side.
There have been whispers that Perry, who had all of two carries for all of one yard in his rookie season, could end up being a bust. We've heard reports that he's had trouble fitting in with his teammates, and it looks like his offseason preparations will take a major blow if he's sidelined for a month or two after undergoing yet another surgical procedure.
On Monday, Johnson signed his one-year, $6.3 million tender, but he's made no secret of his desire for a long-term deal.