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Ochocinco practices for Bengals despite sore knee

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Chad Ochocinco's bruised ego hurts more than his knee. So rest assured, the Cincinnati receiver will play in Saturday's AFC wild-card game against the Jets.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis confirmed it during his conference call with the New York media Tuesday. But the tight-lipped coach said little else regarding Ochocinco, who tweaked his knee in pregame warm-ups before Sunday's 37-0 Jets' win at the Meadowlands.

Ochocinco, who did not play in the second half, was held to zero receptions by Darrelle Revis.

Despite the sore knee, Ochocinco worked out during practice. After he couldn't fully extend the knee on Monday, he had an MRI, which showed no structural damage.

"Ochocinco had his ego bruised when he fell down before the game," Lewis said. "He'll be rested today. Other than that, I think he's healthy, as he's Twittered all over America. That's what happens. The only way to come back from that is to put up now. Now is the time for all of us to put up."

Said Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer: "Chad is a resilient guy also. He'll bounce back."

With AP

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