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Bengals place Marvin Jones on IR, sign Greg Little

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The Cincinnati Bengals will play the entire 2014 season without the services of one of their most talented young offensive stars.

The team announced Tuesday that wide receiver Marvin Jones has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.

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Jones forced his way onto our offseason "Making the Leap" series by finding the end zone 10 times and consistently beating single coverage to make highlight-reel plays along the sideline and down the field last season.

When Jones broke his foot in August, there was hope that he would return by early October. Despite a "questionable" designation on last week's injury report, he never had a chance of playing.

Per NFL Media's Albert Breer, the wide receiver visited a foot specialist on Tuesday. According to a team source, Breer reported that Jones will have surgery.

In Jones' absence, Mohamed Sanu has emerged as a legitimate playmaker, manufacturing offense as a go-to receiver for Andy Dalton.

With A.J. Green (toe) expected to miss at least another week, the Bengals are turning to a former AFC North rival to add depth for a banged-up wide receiver corps.

The team signed former Cleveland Browns second-round draft pick Greg Little on Tuesday.

Little was released by the Oakland Raiders in late August, just three months after he was dumped by the Browns.

One of the NFL's most drop-prone wideouts over the past three seasons, Little will be an emergency option behind Sanu, Brandon Tate, Dane Sanzenbacher and James Wright at Indianapolis on Sunday.

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