Ben Utecht to be paid 2009 salary

Updated: July 11, 2013, 10:13 AM ET
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Former tight end Ben Utecht won an arbitration hearing Wednesday against the Cincinnati Bengals and will be paid the remainder of his 2009 salary after he suffered a concussion during training camp that season and was later released.

He was released by the Bengals from injured reserve in November 2009 after the team claimed he could have been cleared to return from the injury. Utecht disagreed, saying he should not have been cleared, and the NFL Players Association filed ...

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