Bengals placed SS Roy Williams on injured reserve with a re-fractured forearm, ending his season.
Chinedum Ndukwe will close out the year as Cincinnati's starting strong safety, and Hard Knocks hero Tom Nelson will be active on game days. Williams' forearm injuries have become chronic, costing the once-feared safety nearly all of 2008 and 2009. Williams was on a one-year contract with the Bengals. The club will likely look for a long-term upgrade this offseason.