RB Henry back in Bills lineup

Updated: October 5, 2003, 1:19 PM ET

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bills running back Travis Henry started against Cincinnati on Sunday after missing last week's game with torn rib cartilage.

Henry, listed as questionable all week, was expected to be wearing additional padding -- but not a flak jacket -- to protect his ribs.

Henry's practice workload increased through the week, although he complained of soreness and having trouble locking the ball into the right side of his chest.

He was hurt in Buffalo's 17-7 loss at Miami on Sept. 21, when he was driven into the ground and had the ball jam into his ribs.

Without Henry and backup Sammy Morris (sports hernia), the Bills managed just 21 yards rushing in last week's 23-13 loss to Philadelphia.

The Bengals played minus running back Corey Dillon (strained groin), ending his 52-game starting streak. Dillon, who also is bothered by a hyperextended knee, had just four carries for 20 yards before leaving last week's 21-14 win at Cleveland.

It was only the third game he's missed because of an injury.

Dillon will get an extra week of rest as the Bengals enter their bye week before hosting Baltimore on Oct. 19.

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