Bengals IR Kevin Huber, sign Shaun Powell

The Cincinnati Bengals placed punter Kevin Huber on injured reserve due to a fractured jaw and neck injury, ending his season.

He's being replaced by Shaun Powell.

Huber got hurt on a crushing block by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin on Sunday night.

Huber had a 40.5 net punting average this season.

He is the Bengals’ all-time leader in gross punting average (44.2), net average (39.1) and ratio of inside-20 kicks to touchbacks (3.69-to-1). Last year he set Bengals season records for gross average (46.6) and net (42.0).

Powell is a second-year NFL player from Florida State. He entered the NFL last season as a college free agent with Buffalo, playing in the Bills’ last 13 games and setting a team rookie record with a gross punting average of 44.0. He played in Buffalo’s first five games this season, averaging 46.1 yards with a 35.2 net, with 10 inside-20 kicks and five touchbacks before being released.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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