Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense26th94.8 (25th)228.2 (19th)
Defense29th148.9 (32nd)244.8 (21st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
77Adeniji, Hakeem G6-430212/8/1997RKansas
21Alexander, Mackensie CB5-1019211/12/19935Clemson
97Atkins, Geno DT6-13003/28/198811Georgia
51Bailey, Markus LB6-02353/7/1997RPurdue
30Bates, Jessie FS6-12002/26/19973Wake Forest
24Bell, Vonn SS5-1120512/12/19945Ohio State
25Bernard, Giovani RB5-920511/22/19918North Carolina
91Bledsoe, Amani DE6-42802/6/19981Oklahoma
83Boyd, Tyler WR6-220311/15/19945Pittsburgh
27Brown, Tony DB6-01997/13/19953Alabama
4Bullock, Randy K5-921012/16/19899Texas A&M
9Burrow, Joe QB6-422112/10/1996RLSU
56Bynes, Josh MLB6-12358/24/19899Auburn
82Carter, Cethan TE6-32489/5/19954Nebraska
99Covington, Christian DT6-230510/16/19936Rice
76Daniels, Mike DT6-03105/5/19899Iowa
59Davis-Gaither, Akeem LB6-22249/21/1997RAppalachian State
12Erickson, Alex WR6-019511/6/19925Wisconsin
50Evans, Jordan OLB6-32421/27/19954Oklahoma
5Finley, Ryan QB6-420712/26/19942NC State
 Finney, B.J. C6-431810/26/19915Kansas State
18Green, A.J. WR6-42107/31/198810Georgia
46Harris, Clark LS6-52507/10/198412Rutgers
68Hart, Bobby T6-53108/21/19946Florida State
85Higgins, Tee WR6-42151/18/1999RClemson
66Hopkins, Trey C6-33167/6/19925Texas
10Huber, Kevin P6-12107/16/198512Cincinnati
70Hunt, Margus DE6-82957/14/19878SMU
22Jackson, William CB6-019610/27/19925Houston
74Johnson, Fred G6-63256/5/19972Florida
60Jordan, Mike G6-63151/25/19982Ohio State
90Kareem, Khalid DE6-42684/28/1998RNotre Dame
58Lawson, Carl DE6-22656/29/19954Auburn
28Mixon, Joe RB6-12207/24/19964Oklahoma
34Perine, Samaje RB5-112409/16/19954Oklahoma
23Phillips, Darius CB5-101906/26/19953Western Michigan
57Pratt, Germaine LB6-32455/21/19962NC State
53Price, Billy C6-431010/11/19943Ohio State
62Redmond, Alex G6-53201/18/19954UCLA
11Ross, John WR5-1119411/27/19954Washington
89Sample, Drew TE6-42584/16/19962Washington
86Schreck, Mason TE6-525211/4/19933Buffalo
3Seibert, Austin K5-921111/15/19962Oklahoma
38Sims, LeShaun CB6-02039/18/19935Southern Utah
65Sutherland, Keaton G6-53162/12/19972Texas A&M
19Tate, Auden WR6-52282/3/19973Florida State
80Thomas, Mike WR6-11898/16/19945Southern Miss
32Williams, Trayveon RB5-820610/18/19972Texas A&M
71Williams, Xavier NT6-23091/18/19926Northern Iowa
36Williams, Shawn SS6-02125/13/19918Georgia
73Williams, Jonah T6-530511/17/19972Alabama
40Wilson, Brandon SAF5-102007/27/19944Houston
55Wilson, Logan LB6-22417/8/1996RWyoming
Injured Players
94Hubbard, Sam (IR) DE6-52656/29/19953Ohio State
98Reader, D.J. (IR) NT6-33477/1/19945Clemson
72Su'a-Filo, Xavier (IR) G6-43101/1/19917UCLA
87Uzomah, C.J. (IR) TE6-62601/14/19936Auburn
26Waynes, Trae (IR) CB6-01907/25/19926Michigan State
95Wren, Renell (IR) DT6-531510/23/19952Arizona State
Practice Squad
92Akinmoladun, Freedom DE6-32862/11/19961Nebraska
8Allen, Brandon QB6-22099/5/19924Arkansas
93Brown, Andrew DT6-329012/30/19952Virginia
63Calhoun, Shaq G6-33102/20/19962Mississippi State
 Davis, Jalen CB5-101852/2/19961Utah State
 Donnerson, Kendall LB6-32494/22/19961Southeast Missouri State
79Futrell, Kendall DE6-222610/27/1997REast Carolina
41Henderson, Trayvon SAF6-02058/15/19952Hawaii
16Irwin, Trenton WR6-220712/10/19951Stanford
47Jones, Keandre LB6-32209/24/1997RMaryland
 McKenzie, Kahlil DT6-33141/3/19972Tennessee
20McTyer, Torry CB5-111884/10/19954UNLV
17Morgan, Stanley WR6-02059/7/19962Nebraska
31Patrick, Jacques RB6-22311/7/19971Florida State
39Rose, Winston DB6-018011/29/19931New Mexico State
14Washington, Scotty WR6-52177/26/1997RWake Forest
84Wilcox, Mitchell TE6-424711/7/1996RSouth Florida
 
 
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Markus Bailey
News
Bailey passed his physical and has come off the Bengals' active/non-football injury list, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Bailey is bouncing from an ACL tear that he sustained last September. Now that he's been cleared for action, the 2020 seventh-rounder will look to secure a depth role in the Bengals' linebacking corps.

Mike Jordan
News
Jordan (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Jordan was inactive Week 3 due to a knee injury, but he now appears to have returned to full health. The rookie fourth-round pick is on track to start at left guard versus the Steelers on Monday.

Injury
Illness - Questionable for Week 10 at Pittsburgh
Mitchell Wilcox
News
Wilcox signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Wilcox wasn't selected over the course of the 2020 NFL Draft after recording 28 catches for 350 yards and five touchdowns in his senior year at South Florida. The 23-year-old figures to be competing for a depth spot at tight end during training camp.

Mike Thomas
News
Thomas had two catches for 54 yards on three targets in Sunday's loss to the Browns, dropping one ball on the third target.

Thomas isn't going to get the volume necessary (with a max of four targets in any one game) for us to use him in fantasy, but his impact is that he's ahead of John Ross in the Bengals' pecking order.

Germaine Pratt
News
Pratt tallied 12 tackles to lead the team in Week 1 against the Chargers.

Pratt vacuumed up plenty of tackles from his linebacker role. While none were particularly explosive, he logged 54 snaps on defense in addition to 16 on special teams. He'll continue to play a key role in multiple facets of the game in Week 2 against Cleveland.

Kahlil McKenzie
News
The Bengals waived McKenzie on Saturday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

McKenzie was signed last week after D.J. Reader (quadriceps) was placed on IR, but with Mike Daniels (elbow) being activated from IR ahead of Sunday's game versus Cleveland, McKenzie will be let go. If he clears waivers, McKenzie is a practice squad candidate.

Jessie Bates
News
Bates had seven tackles (six solo) and two passes defensed during Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Ravens.

Bates played every defensive snap for the third straight contest and is well on his way to another 100-tackle season. The 24-year-old has 39 tackles (22 solo) and seven pass breakups through five games.

Scotty Washington
No Updates
Geno Atkins
News
Atkins was relegated to a back up role in Sunday's loss to the Colts, Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Atkins was vocal about his frustration in a back up role, as he saw action in just 29 percent of defensive snaps in the contest. This will render Atkins' IDP value non-existent, as Xavier Williams and Christina Covington have taken over as starters at defensive tackle going forward.

A.J. Green
News
Green caught seven of 13 targets for 82 yards in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Browns.

Green has come alive with 15 catches for 178 yards in the last two games after totaling only 14 catches for 119 yards over the season's first five contests. The veteran wide receiver is still in search of his first touchdown since Week 8 of 2018, but Green tied Tyler Boyd for the team lead in targets in this game, and his chemistry with rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has clearly improved heading into a Week 8 clash with the Titans.

Brandon Allen
News
Allen cleared waivers and signed with the Bengals' practice squad Sunday, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Broncos started Allen under center in three games last year, and the results were discouraging, as he completed just 46.4 percent of his passes for 515 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He'll stick with the Bengals' practice squad as the franchise's No. 3 quarterback behind Joe Burrow and Ryan Finley.

Tony Brown
News
The Bengals signed Brown to a one-year contract extension Thursday.

Brown joined Cincinnati off waivers just prior to the official end of the 2019 regular season, and the team has now opted to retain him for 2020. The 24-year-old appeared in nine contests with the Packers prior to landing with the Bengals last season, during which he recorded 11 tackles (seven solo).

Mike Daniels
News
The Bengals activated Daniels (elbow) from injured reserve Saturday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Daniels will return to the lineup Sunday against the Browns after three weeks on the sidelines. D.J. Reader (quadriceps) is currently on injured reserve, so Daniels could handle an expanded workload right away. The Bengals' situation at defensive tackle is a bit unusual, however, as Geno Atkins has taken a backseat to Christian Covington and Xavier Williams, so Daniels' role could be more limited than expected.

Keandre Jones
No Updates
Trey Hopkins
News
Hopkins is in the concussion protocol, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

The-year-old exited during the first half of Sunday's loss to the Browns to be evaluated for a concussion, and he never returned to the contest. Billy Price filled in at center for the Bengals and figures to start Week 8 should Hopkins be unable to clear the concussion protocol this week.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 10 at Pittsburgh
Freedom Akinmoladun
News
Akinmoladun was promoted to the Bengals' active roster Thursday.

The 24-year-old was elevated by the Bengals at the tail end of last season, earning just six snaps in two games over that span. Akinmoladun will add depth at defensive tackle with Geno Atkins (shoulder) and Mike Daniels (groin) sidelined for Thursday's game against the Browns.

Amani Bledsoe
News
Bledsoe was signed to the Bengals active roster Tuesday,

Bledsoe should provide some depth along Cincinnati's defensive line, but he doesn't appear to be on a fast track to significant playing time just yet. With a couple of injuries, he could find himself more involved in the defensive game plan.

Vonn Bell
News
Bell made eight tackles in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Browns.

After four seasons in New Orleans, Bell has made a strong first impression in Cincinnati. The Ohio State product leads the team with 53 tackles through the first seven games, adding one pass breakup as well. Bell hasn't notched any sacks, interceptions or forced fumbles yet, but those would simply be the icing on the cake of an already steady fantasy asset.

Austin Seibert
News
Seibert is a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Seibert was claimed off waivers by the Browns Tuesday, however, he'll have to wait another week to make his debut. This news is quite interesting, especially considering he was expected to face the team that cut him just a few days after the fact. Seibert may be lacking confidence after he missed a 41-yard field goal and an extra point with the Browns in Week 1. Randy Bullock will continue to handle kicking duties Thursday.

Joe Mixon
News
Mixon (foot) will not participate in Wednesday's practice, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Bengals still consider Mixon day-to-day, but missing practice to begin the week isn't a good sign. Mixon will have two more chances to resume practicing before Cincinnati has to tag him with an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans, but if he's forced to miss any more time Giovani Bernard would be in line to draw another start.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 10 at Pittsburgh
Billy Price
News
Price has adapted well to playing left guard instead of center, grading out well against the Bills last week, Joe Goodberry of The Athletic reports.

Price got the opportunity to play left guard last week with rookie Michael Jordan out with an injury, and played well enough to force coach Zac Taylor to say that Jordan isn't guaranteed to get the starting job back.

Renell Wren
News
The Bengals placed Wren (quadriceps) on injured reserve Sunday.

Wren suffered a quadriceps injury during practice last week, and this news confirms the severity of it. The 24-year-old will stay on the team's IR, barring an injury settlement.

Injury
Quadriceps - Injured Reserve
Carl Lawson
News
Lawson is expected to start at defensive end for Sunday's game against the Colts, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Lawson will take on the increased role in place of Sam Hubbard, who was placed on injured reserve Thursday with an elbow injury. Lawson has been solid in a limited role this season, racking up 16 tackles (seven solo), 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble through five games. Don't expect a huge drop off with Hubbard out, as Lawson will provide a pass-rush duo with Carlos Dunlap for Week 6.

Jordan Evans
News
Evans is considered week-to-week with a hamstring injury, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

With less than three weeks until the season opener, Evans' injury could force him to miss his first game since 2018. He rarely plays on defense behind Josh Bynes, but Evans plays nearly every special-teams snap.

Mackensie Alexander
News
Alexander (ribs) is active Week 6 against the Colts, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Alexander had missed back-to-back games due to the injury, but he'll be back in action following his return to a full practice participant this week. He should return to his regular role as the primary slot cornerback.

Kendall Donnerson
News
Donnerson was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old was a seventh-round selection of Green Bay in 2018, but he has yet to appear in an NFL game. Donnerson was waived off the Packers' injured reserve during the 2019 preseason before eventually landing with the Raiders.

Fred Johnson
News
The Bengals claimed Johnson off waivers from the Steelers on Monday.

Johnson will provide depth to the Bengals' offensive front, which has had trouble staying healthy this year.

Brandon Wilson
News
Wilson has three returns so far this season, all over 40 yards, with an average of 43.7 yards, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

This isn't out of the blue, either - Wilson had the Bengals' first kick return for a touchdown in 10 years last season against Baltimore. "He runs hard. He's aggressive. He's tough. He's got vision. He's everything you want in a returner," special teams coach Darrin Simmons said. "He's got very good speed, he's got a natural feel running the ball. Plus, our guys are blocking well for him and that's a good combination to have."

Drew Sample
News
Sample had five catches for 52 yards on six targets in Sunday's loss to the Browns, playing 73 offensive snaps, good for a 97 percent snap share.

Sample is getting a good workload, but hasn't yet scored this season, despite eight Red Zone targets, including three inside the 10 yard-line. He's not going to be a top-five tight end anytime soon, but he's pretty close to breaking his season projection halfway through the campaign.

Samaje Perine
News
Perine had one carry for three yards and caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Perine was on the field for 19 offensive snaps, but most of those were in cases where his role was to block. Even if Joe Mixon sits out again next week, Perine's role will be minimal barring an injury to Giovani Bernard.

Andrew Brown
News
Brown was waived by the Bengals on Monday.

The 24-year-old totaled two tackles and one sack in four games before being let go by the Bengals. Brown has served as a reserve defensive tackle when on the active roster since being drafted in the fifth round by Cincinnati in 2018. He's a candidate to join the practice squad should he clear waivers.

Keaton Sutherland
News
The Bengals promoted Sutherland from the practice squad to the active roster Thursday, Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Sutherland will provide the Bengals with depth at guard while Michael Jordan (knee) works to get healthy. Alex Redmond (suspension) won't be able to suit up until Week 5, so Sutherland projects for a key reserve gig versus the Bills on Sunday.

Xavier Su'a-Filo
News
Coach Zac Taylor said Monday that Su'a-Filo (ankle) isn't expected to return to the lineup until Week 10, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

The plan is to keep Su'a-Filo shut down through the bye week, which would allow him to return against the Steelers on Nov. 15. Alex Redmond is slated to start at right guard until Su'a-Filo returns.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
Bobby Hart
News
Hart won't be available for Sunday's game against the Titans due to a knee injury, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

The 26-year-old ended up playing all but four offensive snaps Sunday as he picked up the injury during the final drive. Trey Hopkins is in the concussion protocol and Jonah Williams (neck) is day-to-day, so the Bengals' offensive line could be extremely short-handed this weekend. Hart will have a couple weeks to recover since Cincinnati has its bye following the matchup with Tennessee.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 10 at Pittsburgh
Joe Burrow
News
Burrow completed 35 of 47 passes for 406 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 37-34 loss to Cleveland. He also rushed six times for 34 yards and a touchdown and fumbled three times, losing one.

Burrow got the offense down to Cleveland's two-yard line on the opening drive before throwing an interception on 1st-and-goal. The rookie first overall pick bounced back by capping the following drive with his third rushing touchdown, using his 6-foot-3, 221-pound frame to push the pile on the second of back-to-back quarterback sneak calls from the one-yard line. He added an 11-yard passing score to Tyler Boyd in the final minute of the first half, and touchdowns of 16 yards to Tee Higgins and three yards to Giovani Bernard in the fourth quarter, but Burrow was ultimately outdueled by Baker Mayfield, whose fifth touchdown put Cleveland ahead for good with 11 seconds to go. Between Burrow's five 300-yard passing performances in his first seven games and his willingness to get it done himself by the goal line, he has quickly established himself as an enticing fantasy quarterback option heading into a Week 8 date with the Titans.

Christian Covington
News
Covington signed a one-year deal with the Broncos on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

The versatile defensive end was a key rotational piece for the Cowboys in his first season with the team, registering 28 tackles while soaking up over 500 snaps across defense and special teams. Consider him a depth piece along the Broncos' front seven.

Tyler Boyd
News
Boyd caught 11 of 13 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Browns. He also threw a 16-yard pass.

Boyd just managed to break the plane for an 11-yard touchdown 15 seconds before halftime, and he's up to 48 catches through seven games this season. The standout slot receiver also put his versatility on display with a 16-yard pass to running back Giovani Bernard on a trick play. As the most consistent weapon for rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, who threw for over 400 yards in this one, Boyd should continue to play a major role in what's projected to be a high-scoring Week 8 affair against the Titans.

Auden Tate
News
Tate had no catches on just one target while playing just six snaps in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Tate was battling a shoulder injury and had to miss the Week 6 loss to the Colts, and perhaps because of that Mike Thomas has surpassed him.

William Jackson
News
Jackson (concussion) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Jackson missed Week 7 due to a concussion, but he appears to be progressing toward his return. The 28-year-old will need to fully clear the concussion protocol before being cleared for game action.

Alex Redmond
News
Redmond (biceps) was placed on the non-football injury list Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

It's not clear why Redmond earned the NFI designation, but it at least clears him of the biceps injury that landed the guard on injured reserve following Week 12 of last season. Redmond was expected to compete for one of the two guard spots on a patchwork offensive line in 2020.

Trayveon Williams
News
Williams was active for the first time this season Sunday against the Browns, but only saw action on two special teams snaps.

Williams is in his second year with the Bengals, but he has yet to record his first NFL regular season carry. Even though the Bengals are 1-5-1 that still may not happen - after all, they didn't see fit to give him that chance last year as they were playing out the string.

Jalen Davis
News
Davis was cut by the Cardinals on Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The 24-year-old earned promotion from the team's practice squad last season, suiting up for 20 special-teams snaps in two games during the 2019 campaign. Davis will now look elsewhere around the league to find a depth role with the 2020 season fast approaching.

LeShaun Sims
News
Sims will start at cornerback in Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Sims will take over at outside cornerback while Darius Phillips bumps to nickel corner since Mackensie Alexander (ribs) is inactive. In Week 3, Sims suited up for the first time this season and recorded two solo tackles and an interception against Carson Wentz and the Eagles.

Winston Rose
News
Rose signed a contract with the Bengals on Monday, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Rose was released by the CLF's Winston Rose on Friday, and he's now successfully earned an opportunity with the Bengals. With the regular season already having concluded, Rose will set his sights logging an impressive offeason. He led the CLF with nine interceptions in 2019.

Mason Schreck
News
Schreck cleared waivers Sunday and signed with the Bengals' practice squad, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Schreck played in eight games for the Bengals over the past two seasons but was never targeted. The 2017 seventh-round pick couldn't beat out Drew Sample or Cethan Carter for a depth role behind C.J. Uzomah, so he'll look to fine-tune his craft on the practice roster.

Randy Bullock
News
Bullock made both field-goal attempts and all four extra points in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Browns.

Bullock connected on a 37-yard field goal in the second quarter and converted a chip shot from 23 yards out on the first drive of the second half. Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow has reinvigorated this offense and continuously puts the team in scoring position, but the Bengals struggle to convert in the red zone, finding paydirt on just 50 percent of trips, 29th in the league. That bodes well for Bullock, who has made at least two field goals in six of seven games thus far. He'll look to keep it up Week 8 against the Titans, who have allowed 25.5 points per game this year.

Jacques Patrick
No Updates
Sam Hubbard
News
Hubbard (elbow) was placed on injured reserve by the Bengals on Thursday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Hubbard was already expected to miss a couple of games, so this move just makes it official that Hubbard will miss a minimum of three contests.

Injury
Elbow - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
B.J. Finney
News
Finney and a future seventh-round pick were traded from the Seahawks to the Bengals on Wednesday in exchange for defensive end Carlos Dunlap, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Finney provides interior depth on the offensive line for the Bengals, as every starter besides RG Alex Redmond are dealing with injuries. However, Finney won't be eligible to play this weekend against the Titans due to COVID-19 protocols when joining a new team.

Xavier Williams
News
Williams signed with the Bengals on Monday.

The Bengals placed defensive tackle D.J. Reader (quadriceps) on injured reserve Monday with a potentially season-ending injury, so Williams will add depth at the position moving forward. He's played sparingly over the last two seasons, picking up 10 tackles over six games.

Khalid Kareem
News
Kareem (shoulder) has been activated from the NFI list and participated in practice Sunday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

The Bengals' fifth-round pick, Kareem will finally get an opportunity to prove his worth after a delayed start due to injury. He could mix in at defensive end in 2020 with a strong showing in camp.

Logan Wilson
News
Wilson (concussion) returned to full practice participation Thursday after being limited the preceding session, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

The rookie from Wyoming had received between 24 and 32 percent of the defensive snaps Weeks 1, 2 and 3, but he was ruled out for Cincinnati's latest game against the Jaguars. Now clear of the league's concussion protocol, Wilson is trending towards his fourth NFL appearance in a Sunday afternoon matchup against Baltimore's No. 7 scoring offense.

Hakeem Adeniji
No Updates
Akeem Davis-Gaither
News
Davis-Gaither recorded four tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Ravens.

Davis-Gaither played the most of any Bengals linebacker, logging 50 of 63 defensive snaps (79 percent). The rookie fourth-rounder out of Appalachian State was deployed in a three-down capacity, and he figures to maintain this role moving forward considering the lack of options the Bengals have at linebacker.

Trenton Irwin
News
Cincinnati waived Irwin on Saturday, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Irwin suited up for one contest with the Bengals last season, during which he wasn't targeted. He's a candidate to reemerge on the practice squad.

Shawn Williams
News
Williams (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game versus the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Williams was limited in practice all week and was expected to play all along, and he's officially in the lineup for Sunday's divisional clash. The veteran safety has averaged just 10 defensive snaps per game this year, as Vonn Bell and Jessie Bates have started at the position, so Williams is slated for a reserve role once again.

C.J. Uzomah
News
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that Uzomah underwent surgery to address his season-ending Achilles injury, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

Uzomah tore his right Achilles' tendon in the Week 2 loss to the Browns, spoiling what had been a solid outing up to that point (four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown). With Uzomah now turning his focus to rehabbing his leg and getting healthy for 2020, the Bengals will rely on Drew Sample to step in as their new starting tight end. Cethan Carter and Mason Schreck will handle depth roles behind Sample.

Injury
Achilles - Injured Reserve
Giovani Bernard
News
Bernard rushed 13 times for 37 yards and caught all five of his targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Browns.

Bernard operated as the lead back with Joe Mixon (foot) unavailable, but coach Zac Taylor's decision to call back-to-back quarterback sneaks from in close on Cincinnati's first scoring drive demonstrated the team's lack of faith in Bernard's inside running ability. The shifty veteran's known primarily for his pass catching out of the backfield, and that skill was on full display in this one, as Bernard caught a three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Samaje Perine mixed in for just one carry and one catch, so Bernard should continue to handle the majority of the backfield workload against the Titans in Week 8 if Mixon's unable to return for that one.

D.J. Reader
News
Reader (quadriceps) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

The Bengals fears that Reader suffered a season-ending injury during Sunday's loss to the Ravens. While that hasn't been confirmed, his placement on IR means he won't be eligible to return until Week 10 against the Steelers, at the earliest. However, it's likely he's shut down for the season, which would push Christian Covington into a starting role alongside Geno Atkins.

Injury
Quadriceps - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
Stanley Morgan
News
Morgan cleared waivers Sunday and signed with the Bengals' practice squad, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The Bengals' receiver corps expanded and got healthy this offseason, so Morgan was cut Saturday. The group battled injuries during training camp though, and Morgan could be the first call-up if injuries surface again.

Alex Erickson
News
Erickson collected 29 yards on two punt return attempts during Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Chargers.

The special-teams ace received four snaps for the Bengals' offense without registering a target, but he made his presence felt in the return game. Erickson was able to take back a Ty Long punt for a 22-yard return at the 7:53 mark of the third quarter, helping to set up Randy Bullock with a 43-yard field goal that put Cincinnati ahead by seven points for the time being. Though Erickson boasts strong averages for his career -- 24.8 yards per kick return and 7.6 yards per punt return -- he remains without a special-teams touchdown on 219 attempts.

Ryan Finley
News
Finley started three regular-season games with the Bengals in 2019, in which he completed 41 of 87 pass attempts for 474 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Finley's three starts all resulted in losses for Cincinnati, prompting the team to bring back Andy Dalton as the starter for Week 12. The rookie also carried the ball 10 times for 77 yards, providing a slight boost to his fantasy value, but his average of 158 passing yards per game and 2:2 TD:INT ratio were pedestrian figures at best. The Bengals possess the No. 1 overall pick for the 2020 NFL Draft, and the team seems likely to consider upgrading at the quarterback position in the offseason.

Margus Hunt
News
Hunt signed a contract with the Bengals on Monday.

The 33-year-old was released by the Saints last week and now has a new home with the Bengals. Hunt appeared in four games before being let by New Orleans, totaling three tackles while playing a rotational role at defensive tackle. He should fill a similar in Cincinnati.

Kevin Huber
News
Huber signed a three-year contract extension with the Bengals on Wednesday, Jim Owczarski of Cincinnati.com reports.

Huber has spent his entire nine-season career in Cincy and is now set to remain there through his age-35 season. The veteran averaged a respectable 46.6 yards per punt last season while downing 32 punts within the 20-yard line, his most since 2012.

John Ross
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Ross (illness) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

The 2017 was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Browns with an illness, but he's back in action at practice Wednesday with no limitations. Ross hasn't had much of a role for the Bengals this season, and he reportedly talked to the team earlier in October about being traded.

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Illness - Questionable for Week 10 at Pittsburgh
Torry McTyer
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McTyer (undisclosed) was placed on the practice squad/injured list by the Bengals on Saturday.

The specifics of the injury remain unclear as the UNLV product has resided on the team's practice squad for the entire 2020 season. His absence will be a slight hit to the team's secondary depth at practice.

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Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 10 at Pittsburgh
Darius Phillips
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Phillips had an interception on the first defensive play of Sunday's loss to the Browns, but he then repeatedly got burned by Browns QB Baker Mayfield throughout the contest including on the game-winner to Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Phillips was pressed into a higher-leveraged role due to the absences of William Jackson (concussion) and Trae Waynes (pectoral), and unfortunately, it showed. Mayfield completed his final 22 real (there was one purposeful spike in there to stop the clock) pass attempts, despite missing Odell Beckham (knee) from early in the first quarter onward.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 10 at Pittsburgh
Kendall Futrell
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The Bengals activated Futrell from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

Futrell spent over a week on the reserve list, but he's now gained full clearance to join teammates at the early portion at training camp. The undrafted rookie out of East Carolina is attempting to carve out a reserve role in Cincinnati's linebacker corps.

Trae Waynes
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The Bengals placed Waynes (pectoral) on injured reserve Monday.

Waynes underwent surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle in August, and while he'll be eligible to return after three weeks, he's expected to miss a significant portion of the 2020 season. The Bengals' secondary lacked depth already, and it's unclear if Mackensie Alexander (personal) will be available for Week 1's matchup versus the Chargers. William Jackson, LeShaun Sims and Tony Brown are expected to handle most of the workload.

Injury
Pectoral - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
Cethan Carter
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Carter (shoulder) won't play in Sunday's game against the Browns, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.

Carter was originally thought to be a healthy scratch, however, he won't sit out due to the shoulder injury. The Bengals will head into the rivalry game with just two active tight ends in Drew Sample and Mason Schreck.

Josh Bynes
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Bynes posted seven tackles -- one for a loss -- in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Browns.

Bynes doesn't handle a full workload on the Bengals defense. In fact, he's only played more than 73 percent of the defensive snaps once this season. However, he's recorded at least seven tackles in five of seven outings. The veteran carries a solid floor for IDP purposes, but he hasn't proved that he has a week-winning performance in his arsenal.

Clark Harris
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Harris (undisclosed) passed his physical and is expected to participate in practice Tuesday.

Harris had been dealing with an undisclosed injury that forced him to land on the Non-Football Injury list, but was finally cleared. Expect Harris to resume his role as the top long snapper on the roster.

Tee Higgins
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Higgins caught all five of his targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-34 loss to Cleveland. He also rushed once for seven yards.

Higgins was quiet for most of this one but made his mark late, catching a 16-yard touchdown to take a 27-24 lead in the fourth quarter. The rookie second-round pick out of Clemson has 24 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns in his last five games, as he has quickly become an integral part of Cincinnati's high-octane passing game after taking a couple weeks to get acclimated to the NFL. He'll look to keep rolling in Week 8 against the Titans.

Jonah Williams
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Coach Zac Taylor said Monday that Williams is day-to-day after suffering a neck injury during Sunday's win over the Bengals, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Williams didn't return to the game after he departed, and he's in danger of missing next Sunday's game against the Titans. Taylor provided a favorable timeline, however, signaling that it may have just been a stinger. We'll have a better idea of his status when the team reveals its first injury report of the week Wednesday.

Injury
Neck - Questionable for Week 10 at Pittsburgh
Shaq Calhoun
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The Bengals waived Calhoun on Monday.

Calhoun was inactive for the first three games of the season, and the Bengals opted to let him go after promoting Keaton Sutherland from the practice squad.

Trayvon Henderson
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The Bengals promoted Henderson to the active roster Saturday.

Henderson played four games for the Bengals last season, mainly in a special-teams role. He'll add depth at safety Sunday versus the Chargers with Shawn Williams (calf) ruled out.