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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 2 10 5.0 0 7

Top Mitchell Wilcox News

  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Handling special-teams role

    Wilcox went without a target across two snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Ravens.

    Wilcox has been active for both of the Bengals' first two games, but he's seen most of his work on special teams rather than at tight end. He's logged just nine snaps on offense compared to 35 on special teams and will continue to operate as Cincinnati's clear No. 3 tight end while both Irv Smith and Drew Sample are available.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Activated from PUP list

    Wilcox (undisclosed) has been cleared to practice and has been removed from the active/PUP list .

    Wilcox had been placed on the PUP list on July 24, and now that he's ready to resume practice, he'll look to secure a role in the Bengals tight end corps. Heading into the team's preseason finale, Irv Smith and Drew Sample profile as Cincinnati's top two options at the position, with Wilcox, Devin Asiasi, Tanner Hudson, Nick Bowers and Christian Trahan competing for depth slotting.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Returns to Cincinnati

    Wilcox (undisclosed) re-signed with the Bengals on Monday and was subsequently placed on the active/PUP list.

    Wilcox has spent the first two seasons of his career in Cincinnati, but he wasn't tendered a contract in March and became an unrestricted free agent. However, he'll now return and likely compete for backup duties behind Irv Smith. It's not clear what injury Wilcox is dealing with, but he'll be eligible to take the field and come off the PUP list once he can pass a physical.

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  • Mitchell Wilcox: Won't be tendered

    The Bengals announced Friday they will not tender Wilcox, making the tight end an unrestricted free agent, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Wilcox appeared in 16 regular-season contests and caught 17 of 18 targets for 139 yards and one touchdown. The majority of his production (nine receptions for 69 yards and a score) came in Weeks 15 and 16, when Hayden Hurst was sidelined due to injury. The undrafted tight end out of South Florida should have some interest as a free agent, but he may have to settle for another backup role.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Moves back to No. 2 TE role

    Wilcox played 27 of the Bengals' 65 snaps on offense and went without a target in Sunday's 27-16 win over the Ravens.

    Hayden Hurst settled back in as Cincinnati's top tight end in his return from a three-game absence, resulting in Wilcox settling for a downturn in playing time as the No. 2 option at the position. While Hurst was sidelined, Wilcox offered only marginal fantasy value, as he cobbled together a 10-79-1 receiving line on 11 targets during that three-game stretch.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Season-high six catches

    Wilcox had six catches for 35 yards in the Bengals' win over the Patriots on Saturday.

    Wilcox entered the game with only 11 catches on the season, but he was active early in place of Hayden Hurst (calf) this week, as the Bengals connected on a number of early short passes. Hurst was making progress in practice this week before missing a third consecutive game - we'll see if he's available next Monday against Buffalo, or whether Wilcox will get a fourth start at tight end.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Set for another start

    With Hayden Hurst (calf) having been downgraded to out, Wilcox is in line to start at tight end for the Bengals in Saturday's game against the Patriots, Michael Niziolek of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    It will be the third straight start for Wilcox, who caught all three of his targets for 34 yards and a TD in this past Sunday's 34-23 win over the Buccaneers while handling a 91 percent snap share. Though the 26-year-old isn't a high-percentage fantasy option in Week 16, Wilcox does offer an option to those needing to replace Hurst or otherwise seeking short-term TE help.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Catches first touchdown in win

    Wilcox caught all three of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-23 win over the Buccaneers.

    Wilcox was well on his way to another disappointing fantasy outing before he caught a 12-yard touchdown strike late in the fourth quarter. He's served as Cincinnati's No. 1 tight end during each of the last two contests with Hayden Hurst sidelined due to a calf issue, catching four passes on just five targets for 44 yards and a score in that span. If Hurst is able to gain clearance before the weekend, Wilcox would presumably see his snap count drop Saturday in New England.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: One catch on two targets

    Wilcox had one catch on two targets for 10 yards in Sunday's win over the Browns.

    Wilcox provided more value with his run-blocking than with his receiving skills, netting those two targets on 48 snaps while filling in for the injured Hayden Hurst. Hurst remains week-to-week, so Wilcox could be in line for another start this Sunday against the Bucs.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Ascends to top of depth chart

    Wilcox is set to work as Cincinnati's top tight end Sunday against the Browns with Hayden Hurst (calf) ruled out for the contest, Ben Baby of reports.

    Hurst's first absence of the season paves the way for Wilcox to get some extra attention from star quarterback Joe Burrow. The 26-year-old Wilcox has yet to reach 20 receiving yards in a game over 27 career NFL appearances, so expectations should be tempered despite the favorable circumstances.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Busy role on tap

    Wilcox had one catch for 13 yards on his only target in Sunday's win over Kansas City. He played 47 offensive snaps, which is the most he's played all season, both in raw number and as a percentage of the team's snaps.

    He will maintain a similar role in Week 14 with Hayden Hurst unlikely to play. That said, Wilcox probably won't have a significant role in the passing game, as he's had no more than two targets in any game this season.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Handling limited role behind Hurst

    Wilcox played 15 of the Bengals' 50 snaps on offense in Monday's 32-13 loss to the Browns, hauling in his lone target for a three-yard gain.

    Wilcox has suited up for all eight of the Bengals' games this season, but his role on offense has been muted while he's served as the No. 2 tight end behind starter Hayden Hurst. The 25-year-old has cleared 50 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps on just two occasions and has cobbled together a modest 6-47-0 receiving line on the campaign.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Ready to roll for Week 1

    Wilcox (ankle) is active for Sunday's season opener against the Steelers, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Wilcox suffered a left ankle injury during the team's exhibition opener and was sidelined for the remainder of the preseason. He was limited at practices all week, but he'll still suit up for Week 1. Wilcox will compete for Drew Sample for backup snaps behind Hayden Hurst, but the majority of Wilcox's snaps will likely come on special teams.

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  • Bengals' Mitchell Wilcox: Listed as questionable for Sunday

    Wilcox (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Steelers, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Wilcox suffered a left ankle injury during the team's first preseason game and was sidelined until he returned to practice in a limited fashion Monday. He was limited throughout the week but was listed as a full participant Friday, giving him a chance to suit up Sunday. If available, Wilcox will compete with Drew Sample for backup snaps behind Hayden Hurst.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Largo, FL
Age: 26
School: South Florida
Experience: 4