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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
2-0-0 8-4-0
1-3-0 8-4-0
2-1-0 5-7-0
1-2-0 5-7-0

2022 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 14 0.0 0 0 0

Top D.J. Reader News

  • Bengals' DJ Reader: Returns to team

    Reader (personal) returned to practice Friday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Reader was away from the team for personal reasons Thursday. However, he'll be ready to return to his typical role as a run-stuffer along Cincinnati's defensive line for a Week 13 matchup against Kansas City. In five games this season, Reader has 11 total tackles and two passes defended.

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  • Bengals' DJ Reader: Returns from IR

    Reader (knee) was activated off of injured reserve Saturday.

    Reader is expected to make his return this week versus the Steelers after injuring his MCL back in Week 3 against the Jets. Reader will return to his starting spot at defensive tackle alongside B.J. Hill, and the former should improve a Bengals run defense that already ranks in the top 10.

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  • Bengals' DJ Reader: Will play Sunday, per HC

    Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Friday that Reader (knee) will play Sunday against the Steelers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Reader was designated to return from injured reserve Monday after missing the previous six games due to an MCL sprain, but he appears to have progressed well during practice and is in line to suit up Sunday. Despite Taylor's optimism, Reader won't officially clear his injury designation until the Bengals activate the defensive tackle from IR.

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  • Bengals' D.J. Reader: Cleared to practice

    Reader (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Monday.

    Reader has missed the last six games due to an MCL sprain, but he'll be able to rejoin the Bengals at practice following their Week 10 bye. The 28-year-old will need to be activated from injured reserve within the next three weeks if he hopes to play again in 2022.

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  • Bengals' D.J. Reader: Will remain out through Week 10 bye

    Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that Reader (knee) won't be activated ahead of Sunday's matchup against Carolina, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Reader will miss a sixth consecutive contest while on IR due to an MCL sprain, but it sounds like he may return to practice following the Bengals' Week 10 bye. Taylor said the team will "get a feel" for Reader's status during the bye and added that the defensive tackle's progress has "been really positive" so far.

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  • Bengals' D.J. Reader: Won't return Monday night

    Bengals' coach Zac Taylor said that Reader (knee) won't be ready to return Monday night against the Browns, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

    Hobson suggested the Bengals will likely hold out Reader until after they return from their bye week, November 20th against the Steelers.

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  • Bengals' D.J. Reader: Lands on IR

    The Bengals placed Reader (knee) on injured reserve Thursday.

    Reader is dealing with an MCL injury in his left knee and is facing approximately a six-week recovery timetable, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Cincinnati will hope Reader makes a full return down the stretch, but in the meantime rookie Zachary Carter should be primed for an increased role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 335 lbs
Birthplace: Greensboro, NC
Age: 28
School: Clemson
Experience: 7