DEVELOPING:

Fatal shooting investigation underway in Springfield

Bengals sign punter, waive wide receiver


The Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday signed punter Will Monday and waived wide receiver Jake Kumerow under the waived/injured category.

Kumerow, a first-year player who spent the last two seasons on the practice squad, suffered an ankle injury in the first practice of training camp July 28. If he clears waivers, he will revert to the Bengals injured reserve list. Kumerow caught four passes for 67 yards last year during the preseason and had six receptions for 65 yards in the 2015 preseason.

›› RELATED: Bengals QB McCarron talks about latest trade rumor

Monday is a first-year player from Duke who originally signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as undrafted free agent last season. He punted 11 times for a 42.8-yard average in the 2016 preseason.

›› MORE: Marvin Lewis says he’s lucky health issue wasn’t as serious as first thought

His presence will help the Bengals give the punt returners — including first-round pick John Ross, who is getting a crash course in fielding punts — a chance to field move live punts instead ones coming off the machine without taxing starting punter Kevin Huber.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Humidor could help Greinke in Arizona this season
Humidor could help Greinke in Arizona this season

Zack Greinke is beginning his third season with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and this time the right-hander will be throwing home games with baseballs that have been stored in a humidor.  The idea is to offset the extreme dry air of the desert and make Chase Field a little less homer-friendly than it has been, and that has to be good news for pitchers...
Matt Harvey begins with a ‘lot left in the tank’ and his manager’s support 
Matt Harvey begins with a ‘lot left in the tank’ and his manager’s support 

As the New York Mets were considering ways to upgrade the team in early December, they listened to trade proposals involving Matt Harvey, who was once called the Dark Knight and thought of as one of the best pitchers in baseball. Harvey was potentially expendable; he was one year away from free agency, and his innings pitched and injuries had taken...
Moneyball's endgame: when all the richest teams are also the smartest
Moneyball's endgame: when all the richest teams are also the smartest

Even as he began constructing division-winning teams in Oakland in the early 2000s with a blend of statistical savvy, business sense and ruthless efficiency that came to be known as "Moneyball;" even as the book and movie by that name brought him cross-cultural fame; and even as his proteges began carrying the strategy to other teams, Billy...
In the Olympic reality show, the co-stars are named 'Mom' and 'Dad'
In the Olympic reality show, the co-stars are named 'Mom' and 'Dad'

The mom already had hugged the dad, and already had received congratulations from people to her right and her left and behind her, and then she moved along the fence line. There had to be a break in the mesh, a gate, a way to get from where she stood to where she desperately needed to stand. "Excuse me," said Boran Yun Kim, directly to me...
Garoppolo's $137 million deal means there's a big payday ahead for Prescott 
Garoppolo's $137 million deal means there's a big payday ahead for Prescott 

Shortly after Dak Prescott's sensational rookie season, amid the hoopla of owner Jerry Jones being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Dallas Cowboys brass gleefully resigned themselves to the fact they would one day make a neophyte quarterback the highest paid player in the NFL. It made sense, considering the excitement surrounding his historic...
More Stories