Here is big reason D-Rob deal is off

A major reason the trade of defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson to Cincinnati is off might have nothing to do with money.

According to a source close to the Bengals, Cincinnati called off the trade because of concerns about Robertson's problematic left knee.

Remember in 2005, Robertson was having problems with the knee, and Herman Edwards shut him down for the season in December.

Well at the time, Edwards said that Robertson had "bone-on-bone" in the knee.

That can be a career-ending condition. Just ask Curtis Martin.

Well according to the Bengal source, after D-Rob took a physical, the team didn't like the reports they were given on the left knee. So the deal was called off.

The irony of this story is that Robertson played the last two years on that knee without missing a game.

But Robertson's left knee condition could make it hard for the Jets to get market value for D-Rob.

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