Bengals lose CB Joseph for year

Published 11:13 pm Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Cincinnati Bengals say starting cornerback Johnathan Joseph will miss the rest of the season.

The team on Friday placed Joseph on the season-ending injured reserve list with a foot injury.

Josph is the third defensive starter lost to injury this season, after linebacker Keith Rivers and safety Dexter Jackson.

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Joseph missed two early games with the injury, but had played in six straight games before aggravating it Sunday against Philadelphia. He didn’t play in Thursday’s loss at Pittsburgh.

Second-year player David Jones takes over Joseph’s starting spot. Joseph was the Bengals’ No. 1 draft choice in 2006.

Rookie cornerback Simeon Castille has been signed off the practice squad. He played in the Bengals’ first four games.