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Bengals Running Back Suffers Season-Ending Injury During Training Camp

The Cincinnati Bengals received crushing news in their running backs department this Thursday. 

Bengals running back Elijah Holyfield - the son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield - was carted off the field during training camp on Thursday. It didn't take long for the team to discover it's a serious injury.

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The defending AFC champions, who signed Holyfield to a future/reserves contract back in February, announced on Thursday that they've placed the former Georgia Bulldog on the injured reserve. 

He's going to miss the rest of the season. 

"The Bengals today signed free agent HB Jacques Patrick and placed HB Elijah Holyfield on the Reserve/Injured list," the team announced.

"Holyfield, a second-year player, joined the Bengals last season and spent 12 regular-season games and all four postseason games on the team's practice squad."

Cincinnati has already found Holyfield's replacement, though. As seen above in the Bengals' announcement, the team has signed free agent running back Jacques Patrick.

Patrick is a 6-foot-2 running back out of Florida State. He's spent the majority of his NFL career on practice squads, spending time with the Bengals, 49ers, Panthers and Ravens. 

The Bengals, meanwhile, still have decent depth at the running back position. The group now features Patrick, Joe Mixon, Samaje Perine, Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams.