Bengals CB Burris taken off field

Updated: October 5, 2003, 4:01 PM ET

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Cincinnati cornerback Jeff Burris was taken off the field in an ambulance after injuring his neck in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Buffalo.

Burris was not taken to the hospital, and the Bengals said Burris' neck was being iced and he will be fine.

Burris was hurt when he rammed Bills fullback Sam Gash shoulder-first attempting to make the tackle.

After laying on the field for several minutes, Burris was placed on a stretcher and gave a thumbs-up as he was being loaded into the ambulance.

Burris has had a solid season. He had an interception and was credited with four passes defended in last weekend's 21-14 victory at Cleveland.

It was a solid outing considering he played with a strained neck after he fell asleep behind the wheel and got into a car accident a day earlier.

The 10-year veteran was rushed to the emergency room with numbness in his shoulder before being released. He met the Bengals at the airport for their flight to Cleveland.

He left that game in the first half with a strained neck unrelated to the accident after a helmet-on-helmet tackle of running back William Green before returning.

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