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Marshall to IR
By GEOFF HOBSON
October 2, 2007
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4:30 p.m.
As feared, linebacker Lemar Marshall suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles tendon in Monday night's game against New England and was put on injured reserve.

After arriving Aug. 23 following Rashad Jeanty's own leg injury, Marshall, a Cincinnati prep product from St. Xavier, started the first four games at strong-side linebacker and had 10 tackles. He also had sack for a safety against Seattle and a forced fumble against Baltimore.

They filled his spot with Corey Mays, picked up on waivers from the Patriots. The 6-1, 245-pound Mays is a second-year NFL player out of Notre Dame whose contract runs through this year.

Mays played in the opener, with one special teams tackle, was inactive the next two and was waived prior to Monday's game. A former college free agent, Mays played in eight games with two tackles on defense and eight on special teams last season.

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[quote name='claptonrocks' post='562461' date='Oct 2 2007, 04:48 PM']Corey Mays...welcome to the jungle....get to know the team doctors ..you'll be seeing them before long.[/quote]


:lol:

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[quote name='claptonrocks' post='562461' date='Oct 2 2007, 08:48 PM']Corey Mays...welcome to the jungle....get to know the team doctors ..you'll be seeing them before long.[/quote]



Carey Mays?

Never heard of him, he's our best LBer

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[url="http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/"]http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/[/url]Bengals add new linebacker The game of musical linebackers continues at Paul Brown Stadium.The Bengals today made the following roster moves:-- Acquired linebacker Corey Mays on waivers from New England. Mays is a second-year NFL player from Notre Dame whose contract runs through this year . He played in the Patriots’ season opener, with one special teams tackle, was inactive for Games 2-3, and was waived prior to Monday’s game against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mays entered the NFL with New England in 2006 as a college free agent. He played in eight games, with two tackles on defense and eight on special teams. He was on the practice squad for a portion of 2006.-- Placed linebacker Lemar Marshall on the Reserve/Injured list. Marshall suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in Monday’s game against New England. He started the first four games at strong-side linebacker and closes his season 10 tackles, including a sack for a safety at Seattle, and a forced fumble.posted by Mark at 4:46 PM 1 comments Monday night aftermath Who is responsible?That seems to be the question of the day, following the Bengals' 34-13 loss Monday night at home to New England. Today feels like the week after the playoff loss after the 2005 season.Will Marvin Lewis make good on his threat? Will any player actually say -- Keiwan Ratliff did -- that he doesn't want a job with the Bengals? How many changes will be made? How many can, in reality, be made? Football is different than trading for a pitcher or aging power hitter for the pennant drive in baseball.What is clear is this: The 2007 are Marvin Lewis' football team. There is just one defensive player, end Justin Smith, left from Lewis took over. Lewis has had five drafts and five free-agency periods. The condition of the Bengals is the responsibility of two people, Lewis and, ultimately, team president Mike Brown.They only have themselves to blame for the character issues with some players. They only have themselves to blame or credit for the drafts. They are responsible for how the salary cap money is used.It's not just Lewis. It's Brown, maybe even more than Lewis because Brown holds veto power.Brown refers to himself, his daughter, team vice president Katie Blackburn, and her husband, vice president Troy Blackburn, as the Bengals' composite general manager. Still others close to the team say Lewis is the de facto general manager, that the weight of personnel decision rests on him. Who knows for sure? Maybe the job of head coach-unofficial general manager is too large for one person. It was for Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren.Maybe the Bengals need a general manager, someone like Baltimore's Ozzie Newsome or Indianapolis' Bill Polian.Which leads to the question: Is Lewis in trouble? No. The stadium was sold-out Monday night for the 30th consecutive time, and the crowd was a franchise record. Merchandise is flying off shelves like never before. And maybe there's an attitude somewhere in the building that 8-8 and 9-7 are good records. After all, they're a lot beffore than 4-12.posted by Mark at 3:49 PM 3 comments

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[quote][size=5][b]Bengals add new linebacker[/b] [/size]

The game of musical linebackers continues at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Bengals today made the following roster moves:

-- Acquired linebacker Corey Mays on waivers from New England. Mays is a second-year NFL player from Notre Dame whose contract runs through this year . He played in the Patriots’ season opener, with one special teams tackle, was inactive for Games 2-3, and was waived prior to Monday’s game against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mays entered the NFL with New England in 2006 as a college free agent. He played in eight games, with two tackles on defense and eight on special teams. He was on the practice squad for a portion of 2006.

-- Placed linebacker Lemar Marshall on the Reserve/Injured list. Marshall suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in Monday’s game against New England. He started the first four games at strong-side linebacker and closes his season 10 tackles, including a sack for a safety at Seattle, and a forced fumble.

posted by Mark at 4:46 PM[/quote]

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[quote]Corey Mays

[img]http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/nd/sports/m-footbl/auto_headshot/216752.jpeg[/img]

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
Morgan Park

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 234

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
11/27/1983








2005 (SENIOR): Has started all 11 games at middle linebacker ... second on the team with 68 tackles (33 solos), including 10.5 for losses (38 yards), four quarterback sacks (27 yards), three quarterback hurries, two pass deflections, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles ... credited with six tackles (five solos), including one for a loss (two yards), in the win over Stanford ... made a team-leading 10 tackles (four solos), including 3.5 for losses (15 yards), two quarterback sacks and a quarterback hurry in the win over Syracuse ... had a career-best 14 tackles (four solos) and a fumble recovery in the win over Navy ... had six tackles (three solos), including 2.5 for losses (nine yards) and a quarterback sack (four yards) against Tennessee ... made two tackles, including an assist on a tackle for loss, against BYU ... made five tackles (four solos) and forced a fumble against USC ... forced USC quarterback Matt Leinart with a crushing blow on Leinart's rush in the game's final seconds, knocking the ball out of bounds at the Irish one-yard line with seven seconds remaining ... credited with five tackles (all solos) in the win at Purdue ... made three tackles (all solos), forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in the win at Washington ... made a critical play versus the Huskies, ending a scoring threat by forcing a fumble and recovering it at the Irish 34 in the third quarter to protect a 12-3 Notre Dame lead ... had six tackles (all assisted), including 1.5 for losses (two yards), two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery against Michigan State ... registered three tackles (two for a loss) and one sack against pissburgh ... tallied eight tackles (five solo) and broke up two passes at Michigan ... has logged 232:45 of playing time with 18 special teams appearances.

2004 (SENIOR): Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... made 15 tackles (six solos) and two quarterback sacks on the season ... collected two tackles versus BYU ... assisted on three tackles against Michigan ... had a big day versus Navy with two sacks as part of a five-tackle day (four solos) ... assisted on one tackle against both Washington and Stanford ... made one solo tackle versus USC ... made 219 special teams appearances (second-most on the team) and logged 46:18 of playing time.

2003 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games (primarily on special teams) and started one (Washington State) at linebacker ... saw action at linebacker in nine games ... finished 10th on the team with 26 tackles (19 solos), plus four tackles for loss (16 yards), a quarterback sack (five yards), two blocked kicks, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble ... made his first career start versus Washington State, making two tackles ... posted four tackles versus Michigan ... had a team-high 23 special teams appearances versus Michigan State ... recorded two tackles against pissburgh ... had two tackles and partially blocked a punt versus USC ... made one tackle for a loss of seven yards against Boston College ... saw action on defense against Florida State ... registered three tackles versus Navy, including one tackle for a loss ... posted two tackles versus Brigham Young ... played at linebacker against Stanford, recording a career-best five tackles (all solos), including a sack and a forced fumble ... recovered a fumble versus Syracuse ... played 47:16 on defense and had 227 special teams appearances (second-most on the team).

2002 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games, exclusively on special teams ... made four tackles (two solos) and forced a fumble ... recorded his first career tackle against pissburgh ... recorded one tackle and a forced fumble against Florida State ... made 123 special teams appearances.

2001 (FRESHMAN):Did not see action as a rookie inside linebacker in 2001.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Ill. ... a second-team pick on the USA Today All-America team ... a first-team all-state linebacker by the Chicago Tribune for classes 4A-5A-6A ... rated 54th on the Chicago Sun-Times list of the nation's top prospects ... an honorable mention pick on the Detroit Free-Press "Best of the Midwest" team ... rated 22nd on CBS SportsLine.com's Midwest Region Super 30 Team ... helped his team go 8-4 in 2000, making 144 tackles and five sacks, while rushing 20 times for 179 yards at fullback ... had 85 tackles, 14 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and two fumbles caused as junior in 1999 ... first player from the Chicago Public League to play at Notre Dame since All-American Chris Zorich in 1988-90 (from Chicago Vocational) ... selected for the Public League All-Star Game ... attended Notre Dame football camp in the summer of 2000 ... won four letters in track and field, competing in the shot put, discus and relays ... achieved a 4.2 high school grade-point average ... full name is Corey Lemard Mays ... younger of two children ... born Nov. 27, 1983, in Chicago ... graduated from the College of Arts in Letters in May of 2005 with a degree in psychology and sociology ... enrolled in graduate studies at Notre Dame.[/quote]





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[b]Is Lewis in trouble? No. The stadium was sold-out Monday night for the 30th consecutive time, and the crowd was a franchise record. Merchandise is flying off shelves like never before. And maybe there's an attitude somewhere in the building that 8-8 and 9-7 are good records.[/b]



Of course there is...and it comes straight from Mike Brown's office. Gutsy of Curnutte to imply what many of us have always known though...

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[quote]Davie spoke highly of linebacker Corey Mays. The Chicago native, who has a 4.3 grade point average, clearly drew the attention of the Irish coaches early.

"He has great explosiveness and great quickness," Davie said. "I really like him."

Mays was a USA Today second team All-American and was ranked No. 54 among all prep players by the Chicago Sun Times.[/quote]


[url="http://www.nd.edu/~observer/02082001/Sports/2.html"]http://www.nd.edu/~observer/02082001/Sports/2.html[/url]

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[quote name='oldschooler' post='562487' date='Oct 2 2007, 04:07 PM'][/quote]

Whoopie! Another castoff LB signed...

Hey Mike Brown...there's something else you could do--it's called a TRADE.

Why don't you try to get a GOOD LB instead of all these goddam retreads?

If not, it looks like you're giving up on this season just like some of the players.

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Hmm. From the looks of it, we just replaced a linebacker with a special teamer... I hope the rest of our guys get healthy this week, because I don't think this Mays guy will help the defense at all.

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[quote name='LudwigVan Kubrick' post='562493' date='Oct 2 2007, 04:09 PM'][b]Is Lewis in trouble? No. The stadium was sold-out Monday night for the 30th consecutive time, and the crowd was a franchise record. Merchandise is flying off shelves like never before. And maybe there's an attitude somewhere in the building that 8-8 and 9-7 are good records.[/b]
Of course there is...and it comes straight from Mike Brown's office. Gutsy of Curnutte to imply what many of us have always known though...[/quote]


Wha ?

Curnutte says "MAYBE" and you think that somehow validates your feelings ?

Curnutte also said that Brooks was going to start and Peko was
going to be playing FB on Offense . . .

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[quote name='Arkansas Bengal' post='562505' date='Oct 2 2007, 05:19 PM']Whoopie! Another castoff LB signed...

Hey Mike Brown...there's something else you could do--it's called a TRADE.

Why don't you try to get a GOOD LB instead of all these goddam retreads?

If not, it looks like you're giving up on this season just like some of the players.[/quote]


If you could convice me this team was one good linebacker away from being elite, I might get behind you on this. However, I think we are a couple good, healthy linebackers away from being mediocre. Don't sacrifice tomorrow for a mediocre today.

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[quote name='Elflocko' post='562495' date='Oct 2 2007, 05:11 PM']And just how bad [b]was[/b] Ed Hartwell if we picked this guy up instead?[/quote]


Marvin Lewis: "Hey, the Patriots chose Adalius Thomas, and we chose Ed Hartwell. I stand by my decision, and you people are too stupid to understand anyway." :rolleyes:

Fans: Yes! Preach it Marvin! Injuries are the culprit! Again.

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[quote name='Arkansas Bengal' post='562505' date='Oct 2 2007, 05:19 PM']Whoopie! Another castoff LB signed...

Hey Mike Brown...there's something else you could do--it's called a TRADE.

Why don't you try to get a GOOD LB instead of all these goddam retreads?

If not, it looks like you're giving up on this season just like some of the players.[/quote]

So enlighten us oh genuis armchair GM, what quality linebackers are available? You can't buy what isn't out there.

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[quote name='mongo' post='562512' date='Oct 2 2007, 05:24 PM']If you could convice me this team was one good linebacker away from being elite, I might get behind you on this. However, I think we are a couple good, healthy linebackers away from being mediocre. Don't sacrifice tomorrow for a mediocre today.[/quote]


Sounds like last year. I love when people use the fact that we are more than one player away as a reason not to get any player. Might as well save that cap money for a rainy day eh? No one good out there eh? Not for the Bengals anyway... :mellow:

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I wonder what LT is up to these days...

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We should sign the CFL All Pro team LB's. All of them.

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[quote name='Bean Counter' post='562520' date='Oct 2 2007, 05:30 PM']So enlighten us oh genuis armchair GM, what quality linebackers are available? You can't buy what isn't out there.[/quote]


Thats because now is not when you want to be worrying about this.

The time to worry about this was last offseason when everyone here and Marvin Lewis himself, swore that we were good to go at LB.

Many here knew that we were going into the season with a swiss cheese defense. Then once the injury bug bit us...well thats all it takes to sink teams like the Bengals.

But I'm with you man... people need to get realistic. There isnt anyone out there, and even if there was, we wouldnt have any interest anyway. The seats are already sold out, so why spend anymore money?

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