- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chris Henry’s fiancee wept as she spoke about the late Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tuesday, saying that while she often got credit for steering him clear of trouble, he changed her life as well.

Henry, 26, was killed after he fell out of the bed of a pickup truck driven by his fiancee, Loleini Tonga, during what police called a domestic dispute. Police are investigating, but no charges have been filed.

Tonga paused to gather herself repeatedly as she spoke to hundreds of mourners at his funeral - including Henry’s teammates - who filled the grandstands at an events center in the New Orleans suburb of Westwego, La. Tonga professed eternal love for Henry and promised to raise their children the way he would want.

“Can’t nobody know the way I’m feeling right now. No one can explain the relationship that me and Chris had. In six years of knowing each other - through hard times, good times - we loved each other very much,” she said. “People say I helped change his life. No. He changed mine.”

BROWNS: Quarterback Brady Quinn will miss Cleveland’s final two games with a foot injury.

Coach Eric Mangini said Quinn hurt his foot at the end of a 24-yard run during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 41-34 win at Kansas City. The Browns placed Quinn on injured reserve, ending an uneven third season for the former Notre Dame star. Derek Anderson will start Sunday against Oakland.

Mangini did not specify Quinn’s injury but said his recovery could “take a little while.” He did not indicate whether surgery was possible and said it was unclear on film how Quinn got hurt.

Quinn sat watching practice Tuesday with a boot on his left foot.

STEELERS: Receiver Joey Galloway was added to Pittsburgh’s roster as the replacement for Limas Sweed.

Sweed was placed on injured reserve Monday with a non-football-related illness. Coach Mike Tomlin would not reveal any details of Sweed’s problem.

The Steelers also signed long snapper Jared Retkofsky to replace Greg Warren, who injured a right knee ligament on the final play of Pittsburgh’s win over Green Bay.

BILLS: Cornerback Terrence McGee is done for the season, and it’s suddenly unclear who’ll start at quarterback this weekend after injuries forced Buffalo to re-sign former third-stringer Gibran Hamdan.

McGee was placed on injured reserve a day before he was scheduled to have surgery to repair his right rotator cuff. The starter becomes the 16th Buffalo player placed on the season-ending list after he was hurt in a 17-10 loss to New England.

Hamdan, who was released in November, was re-signed after starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and backup Trent Edwards hurt their ankles last weekend. That leaves Buffalo with four quarterbacks, including untested second-year player Brian Brohm.

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