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Bengals WR Ochocinco fully practices, should be OK vs. Jets

CINCINNATI -- Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco fully participated in practice Wednesday and is expected to be fine for this weekend's AFC wild-card playoff game against the New York Jets.

Ochocinco bruised his left knee when he fell during warmups before a 37-0 road loss to the Jets on Sunday. He played in the first half and failed to make a catch for the first time since 2002.

The teams have a rematch at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday.

Ochocinco had a precautionary MRI on Monday, when he had trouble fully extending the leg. Doctors prescribed drugs to help eliminate the swelling, and Ochocinco returned to practice in a limited way Tuesday.

Ochocinco's health was one of the Bengals' main concerns heading into the playoff game. They also expect to have several defensive players back from injury.

Defensive tackle Domata Peko fully participated in practice Wednesday and is expected to play for the first time since he had surgery Dec. 7 to clean out his right knee. Safety Chris Crocker, who missed the last three games with an injured ankle, was limited in practice.

Defensive end Robert Geathers also was limited by a sore knee. Defensive tackle Tank Johnson has been bothered by plantar fasciitis in his right foot for most of the season and didn't fully participate in practice, either.

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