Bengals’ Wharton Out for Season


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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Not everything went well during the Cincinnati Bengals 17-6 preseason win over the New York Jets Friday. Travelle Wharton, who the team signed to a three-year, $10 million deal this offseason to be their starting left guard, suffered a season-ending knee injury on the Bengals’ third play of the game.

Wharton spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers. In 2006, he missed 15 games due to an ACL/MCL tear and he missed seven games in 2010 with a toe injury.

Second-year player Clint Boling will take over Wharton’s starting spot for now. Boling started the first three games of last season before being replaced and only played in two games after that.

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