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 Latest Bengals Player Notes
Oct 18 2018 - KeiVarae Russell
  CB KeiVarae Russell was signed by the Bengals from their practice squad Thursday (Oct. 18). Russell, a third-year player, had been on the Bengals' practice squad for the first six games this season. Originally a third-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016, Russell has played in 13 games for the Bengals over the past two seasons, recording eight tackles on defense with one interception.


Oct 17 2018 - Andy Dalton
  QB Andy Dalton was on the injury report Wednesday with a back issue but it seems minor and seems unlikely he will be out. At practice, he participated fully in Cincinnati's first practice after losing to Pittsburgh.


Oct 17 2018 - John Ross
  WR John Ross was listed on the injury report due to a groin injury but he got a full workload in on Wednesday by running third in drills behind A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd, which bodes well for this week. Ross missed the last two weeks and has seven catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns this season.


Oct 17 2018 - Darqueze Dennard
  CB Darqueze Dennard is likely out for this week due to a bad shoulder. Dennard's exact injury is to the sternoclavicular joint, which connects the sternum to the clavicle. Dennard was injured early in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh and has been wearing a sling ever since.


Oct 17 2018 - Billy Price
  C Billy Price is making progress with his sprained foot but not quite enough to be declared ready to play this week and he will miss his fifth straight game. He is not in the walking boot anymore and it appears the Bengals are targeting his return date for Nov. 11 against the New Orleans Saints. "I have my own personal goal, but my personal goal and what the medical staff says are two different things," Price said. "I'm going to follow what they say and just take it one day at a time."


Oct 17 2018 - Shawn Williams
  S Shawn Williams may miss this week's visit to Kansas City due to a concussion. Williams spent time on the rehab field as Cincinnati practiced and a final decision on him might not come until closer to kickoff.


Oct 17 2018 - Giovani Bernard
  RB Giovani Bernard seems likely to miss his third straight game with a knee injury. Bernard was initially injured in Week 4 and as of Wednesday, his activity in practice consisted of spending time on the rehab field.


Oct 16 2018 - Dre Kirkpatrick
  CB Dre Kirkpatrick, who has been suffering from back and groin injuries lately, exited late against the Steelers last week. His availability against the Chiefs this week is uncertain.


Oct 16 2018 - Tyler Kroft
  TE Tyler Kroft did not suffer a season-ending foot injury against Pittsburgh, according to coach Marvin Lewis. "He should be OK this season," Lewis said.


Oct 16 2018 - Vontaze Burfict
  LB Vontaze Burfict, suspended for the first four games, nearly doubled his snaps against Pittsburgh with 61 after playing in only 34 snaps in the first game.


Oct 16 2018 - William Jackson
  CB William Jackson played in 63 of 74 possible snaps against the Steelers last week despite having a limited week of practice with knee issues.


Oct 16 2018 - Shawn Williams
  S Shawn Williams (concussion) is likely out of Sunday's game at the Kansas City Chiefs.


Oct 15 2018 - Nick Vigil
  LB Nick Vigil is expected to be sidelined for a month with a sprained MCL, according to a report Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Vigil was injured on a cut block during Sunday's 28-21 setback to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Vigil, who was spotted on crutches after the game, has recorded a team-leading 51 tackles and four tackles for loss this season with the Bengals.


Oct 14 2018 - A.J. Green
  WR A.J. Green finished with seven catches for 85 yards in Sunday's 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh.


Oct 14 2018 - Andy Dalton
  QB Andy Dalton finished 26 of 42 for 229 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as he fell to 3-12 in his career against Pittsburgh.


Oct 14 2018 - Tyler Kroft
  TE Tyler Kroft is nursing a broken bone in his foot that could require season-ending surgery, ESPN reported on Sunday. Kroft was ruled inactive for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and likely will miss next week's contest versus the Kansas City Chiefs. He will meet with a specialist within that period to determine whether he can play through the injury or if surgery is needed, ESPN reported. The 25-year-old Kroft has four receptions for 36 yards in five games this season. He had 42 catches for 404 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017.


Oct 11 2018 - Demetrious Cox
  S Demetrious Cox was signed by the Bengals to their practice squad Wednesday (Oct. 10). He was released by the Cardinals from their practice squad Oct. 2. Cox (6-0, 200), a second-year player out of Michigan State, entered the NFL in 2017 as a college free agent signee of Cincinnati. He spent the 2017 preseason with the Bengals, before joining the Carolina Panthers, where he totaled four tackles in four games played. He was with the Panthers in training camp this year.


Oct 11 2018 - Matt Lengel
  TE Matt Lengel was signed by the Bengals to their practice squad Wednesday (Oct. 10) from the Texans practice squad. Lengel (6-7, 266), a third-year player out of Eastern Kentucky University, entered the NFL as a college free-agent signee of the Bengals in 2015 and spent the '15 season and half of the '16 season on the team's practice squad. He also has spent time in the 2016 and '17 seasons on the active rosters of the New England Patriots and the Cleveland Browns. He has played in six NFL games, with career regular-season totals of two catches for 22 yards and a touchdown.


Oct 10 2018 - Preston Brown
  MLB Preston Brown never missed a game in four seasons with the Buffalo Bills but a right ankle issue has limited him at times. He missed two games, parts of two other games and sat for a point in the first half in the Miami game when he aggravated the right ankle injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday and his status will be unknown until the league's injury report surfaces on Friday. "It is the most frustrating thing I've ever dealt with in football," Brown said. "When you're starting to feel a little better, you get hit again and you've got to basically just start all over."


Oct 10 2018 - John Ross
  WR John Ross (groin) is making an attempt at playing this week. He sat out last week's game but Wednesday was on the field stretching when practice started and the Bengals said he was limited in practice.


Oct 10 2018 - Giovani Bernard
  RB Giovani Bernard seems likely to miss his second straight game with a sprained knee. When the Bengals practiced Wednesday, he went to the rehab field carrying a brace.


Oct 10 2018 - Matt Lengel
  TE Matt Lengel was signed off the Houston Texans practice squad on Wednesday to add some back of the roster depth. Lengel spent nearly two years on the practice squad and the signing was necessitated by Tyler Eifert going on injured reserve and Tyler Kroft's foot in a walking boot.


Oct 8 2018 - Sam Hubbard
  DE Sam Hubbard scored his first touchdown of his rookie season by picking up a fumble and running it to the end zone.


Oct 8 2018 - Michael Johnson
  DE Michael Johnson scored his first career touchdown on Sunday when he intercepted a deflected pass and ran in for the score.


Oct 8 2018 - A.J. Green
  WR A.J. Green had more than 100 receiving yards for the first time this season on Sunday. He had six catches for 112 yards but did not have a touchdown. His previous season high was 92 receiving yards in the opener against the Colts.


Oct 8 2018 - Joe Mixon
  RB Joe Mixon had a season-high 22 rushing attempts while rushing for 93 yards on Sunday. He has gained more than 80 yards on the ground in each of the three games he has played. Mixon also had three catches for 22 yards on Sunday.


Oct 8 2018 - A.J. Green
  WR A.J. Green was applauded by Chad Johnson after the former passed the latter in the Cincinnati Bengals' record book on Sunday. Green had six receptions for 112 yards during the Bengals' 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Reaching triple digits in passing yards is nothing new for Green, who has done so on 32 occasions during his career -- one more than Johnson. NFL Research announced Green's accomplishment over Twitter. Johnson later showed his appreciation for Green by responding to the tweet with a "goat" emoji, thus labeling him as the "greatest of all time" on the franchise.


Oct 8 2018 - Randy Bullock
  PK Randy Bullock, who earlier kicked a 51-yard field goal, connected on a 20-yard attempt to give Cincinnati its first lead at the 3:30 mark for its first lead of the game.


Oct 8 2018 - Michael Johnson
  Michael Johnson intercepted a Ryan Tannehill pass and took it back 22 yards for Cincinnati's first defensive score of the quarter.


Oct 8 2018 - Andy Dalton
  QB Andy Dalton completed 20 of 30 pass attempts for 248 yards and one very important touchdown that seemed to turn the tone of the game in favor of the Bengals. With the Bengals (4-1) trailing 17-3 at the start of the fourth quarter, and many at Paul Brown restless and booing, Dalton flung the ball as he was falling down toward what seemed like a certain interception toward the end zone. Running back Joe Mixon adjusted his body and swiped the ball and walked in for the Bengals' first touchdown of the day. "Our guys did a nice job, whether it was pressure or holding or whatever," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told reporters. "We had blood in the water, and we went after it."


Oct 6 2018 - Mark Walton
  RB Mark Walton is expected to see an expanded role in the backfield against the Dolphins on Sunday. Walton, a fourth-round draft pick out of Miami-Fla, was inactive for the first two games this season. He had his only carry negated by penalty in a loss at Carolina in Week 3 and had nine yards on five rushes in last week's one-point win at Atlanta. He also had two catches for 24 yards against the Falcons.


Oct 6 2018 - Joe Mixon
  RB Joe Mixon is not expected to receive a full workload in his first game back from injury. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told the Cincinnati Enquirer that there will be some limitations placed on Mixon for Sunday's matchup against the Miami Dolphins due to a lack of conditioning while rehabbing his knee injury. Mixon sat out the past two games after undergoing a procedure to repair a slight meniscus tear in his right knee. He was hurt in Cincinnati's 34-23 victory over Baltimore in Week 2.


Oct 5 2018 - Vontaze Burfict
  LB Vontaze Burfict had his roster exemption lifted by the Bengals Friday (Oct. 5). He had been reinstated from reserve/suspended Monday.


Oct 5 2018 - Tyler Eifert
  TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) was placed on reserve/injured by the Bengals Friday (Oct. 5). He is eligible to be designated for return and begin practicing after missing at least six weeks and can play after eight weeks although it is expected that he will miss the remainder of the season.


Oct 5 2018 - Joe Mixon
  RB Joe Mixon, who practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, was removed from the team's injury report Friday. Mixon sat out the past two games after undergoing a procedure to repair a slight meniscus tear in his right knee. He was hurt in Cincinnati's 34-23 victory over Baltimore in Week 2. Mixon rushed for 84 yards on 21 carries against the Ravens after opening the season with 95 yards and a touchdown on 17 rushes in a season-opening win at Indianapolis.


Oct 5 2018 - Giovani Bernard
  RB Giovanni Bernard was ruled out of Sunday's game due to a knee injury. Bernard, who played well in Mixon's two-game absence, is expected to be sidelined for two to four weeks due to an MCL sprain, the NFL Network reported. Bernard rushed for 69 yards and a pair of touchdowns in last week's 37-36 victory at Atlanta. He had 61 yards rushing and a score on 12 carries in a Week 3 loss at Carolina. Bernard also had nine receptions in the two games.


Oct 3 2018 - Michael Johnson
  DE Michael Johnson was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. He appeared in 29 snaps Sunday in Atlanta after missing the previous two games with a sprained knee.


Oct 3 2018 - Preston Brown
  LB Preston Brown was limited in practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury. He returned from missing two games with an ankle injury and recorded four tackles in Atlanta. If Brown sits it will be the third game of his career that he misses.


Oct 3 2018 - John Ross
  WR John Ross was a limited participant in practice Wednesday with a groin injury. Ross made two key catches last week in Atlanta after getting criticized for his effort in Carolina in Week 3.


Oct 3 2018 - Giovani Bernard
  RB Giovani Bernard did not practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, but it seemed to be due to general soreness. Bernard was unable to complete Week 4 with an undisclosed injury. Bernard started the last two games when RB Joe Mixon was recovering from knee surgery and rushed for 130 yards on 27 carries.


Oct 3 2018 - Vontaze Burfict
  LB Vontaze Burfict is eligible to play Sunday after missing the first four games with a suspension for PED usage. As of Wednesday, it's unclear of how many snaps Burfict is expected to play. As for how in shape Burfict is, LB Preston Brown said: "He's a little chubby on the side, but that's how Tez is, so he's going to be able to run fast and play physical like he always does. You can't really tell by how he looks, but we'll see how he does at practice." Before serving the suspension, Burfict initially reported to training camp with tightness in his hamstring and didn't appear in any preseason games.


Oct 3 2018 - Billy Price
  C Billy Price will miss his third straight game with a sprained foot. Price remains in a walking boot and will be out for at least two more games. Price was injured in the first half of the Week 2 win over Baltimore. "Just taking extra precautions and making sure I come back for the rest of the season," Price said.


Oct 3 2018 - Billy Price
  C Billy Price is expected to remain in a walking boot for two more weeks, per the team's website. "Just taking extra precautions and making sure I come back for the rest of the season," Price said. Price, who tore a pectoral muscle at the NFL Combine, was selected in the first round (No. 21 overall) of the 2018 draft.


Oct 3 2018 - Joe Mixon
  RB Joe Mixon has yet to be cleared after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Sept. 15. The timeline for recovery is two to four weeks, with the math on Mixon adding up to 18 days on Wednesday. When a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter asked for a weather report on Mixon, coach Marvin Lewis played along. "The sun is up. It's a bright sunny day out there. Joe has worked hard," Lewis said prior to Wednesday's practice.


Oct 3 2018 - Demetrious Cox
  S Demetrious Cox was released from the practice squad by the Cardinals Tuesday (Oct. 2).


Oct 1 2018 - Geno Atkins
  DT Geno Atkins had a sack on Sunday. That gives him four sacks for the season.


Oct 1 2018 - Tyler Boyd
  WR Tyler Boyd had a big game Sunday, with 11 receptions for 100 yards, although none of his receptions was for more than 13 yards. It was the second straight week had had 100 yards or more in receiving. He recorded 132 yards the previous week against Carolina.


Oct 1 2018 - Giovani Bernard
  RB Giovani Bernard was the Bengals leading rusher on Sunday with 69 yards on 15 carries. That's is the most yards he has had in a game this season.


Oct 1 2018 - Vontaze Burfict
  LB Vontaze Burfict was reinstated ((Bengals) from reserve/suspended by the NFL Monday (Oct. 1). He received a roster exemption that expires Oct. 8.


Oct 1 2018 - Tyler Eifert
  TE Tyler Eifert is expected to miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a broken ankle in his team's 37-36 win over the Atlanta Falcons, according to a report Monday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Eifert will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the campaign. Eifert caught a short pass from quarterback Andy Dalton before landing awkwardly on his right leg while being tackled by Falcons linebacker De'Vondre Campbell early in the third quarter of Sunday's game. The tackle left Eifert's right ankle twisted in an awkward way. The gruesome injury had Eifert slamming his hand on the turf in a bid to garner the attention of athletic trainers. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Eifert was fitted with an air cast and placed on a stretcher before being carted off with tears in his eyes.



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