Kooistra was placed on injured reserve because of a "very significant" neck injury suffered against the Seahawks on Saturday.|||||||
Kooistra was pulling on a play and jammed his neck when he made his block. He wasn't able to move it left or right, coach Leslie Frazier said. "He was a guy who looked like he might be able to help us," Frazier said.
The Bengals released Kooistra on Tuesday, ending his seven-year career in Cincinnati.|||||||
Kooistra was a seventh-round pick in 2003. He appeared in 82 games with Cincinnati, including two this season. He was inactive for the other five games.
Kooistra was placed on injured reserve Friday.|||||||
Kooistra injured his knee against Philadelphia on Nov. 16.