NFL Notebook: Bengals acquire Sanzenbacher on waivers from Bears
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
12/26/12 at 3:52 AM
The Cincinnati Bengals have acquired wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher on waivers from the Chicago Bears and placed first-round draft pick Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve.
Sanzenbacher was released this week by the Bears and was picked up Tuesday by the Bengals. He played in five games with one catch for 7 yards this season.
Kirkpatrick, the 17th overall selection in the 2012 draft, has been sidelined with a knee injury. He played in five games this season, with two tackles on defense and two on special teams.
Jaguars place WR Shorts on IR: The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed receiver Cecil Shorts III on injured reserve following his second concussion of the month.
Shorts sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss to New England. He also sat out the Dec. 9 game against the New York Jets with a concussion. He had 55 receptions for a team-leading 979 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Jaguars (2-13) already have receiver Laurent Robinson on IR. They traded Mike Thomas and waived Kevin Elliott, leaving Oklahoma State rookie Justin Blackmon as the only remaining receiver from the opener.
Gailey focused on Bills' finale, not job status: Bills coach Chan Gailey is not discussing job security, either his or that of starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for another week.
He's focused on preparing Buffalo for its season finale against the New York Jets on Sunday rather than the uncertain offseason that lies ahead.
"I'm not into that right now," Gailey said. "I'm into let's beat the Jets and finish this thing the way it needs to be finished."
At 5-10, Buffalo's season is essentially finished except for a game against the Jets (6-9).
Coming off a 24-10 loss at Miami, the Bills have dropped seven of nine, are guaranteed their fourth consecutive year with 10 or more losses, and will miss the playoffs for a 13th straight season. Gailey's record in Buffalo has dropped to 15-32 over a three-year stretch in which he is yet to win more than six games.
Gailey deflected questions regarding his job security, and declined to say whether he has received any assurances from the front office or Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson.