Iloka underwent a minor procedure on his shoulder Thursday but is expected to be ready for the Bengals' offseason workout program, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Iloka's shoulder scope was reportedly an outpatient procedure, so there is little concern from the Bengals that he'll miss much time. The rangy safety had a strong season by IDP standards in the defensive backfield as he racked up 74 tackles and picked off three passes.
Updating a previous note, Iloka (shoulder) is back on the field to start the third quarter, Jim Owczarski of the Enquirer reports. The safety left the game with a shoulder injury but it appears he was able to shake it off as he returned to the field. He could see his reps monitored with the new injury, in which case look for Derron Smith to see increased action.
Iloka sustained a shoulder injury Sunday against the Patriots and is questionable to return. There haven't been any reported details regarding the extent of the injury. Unless Iloka is able to return, Derron Smith will likely fill in at free safety for the remainder of the game.
Iloka signed a five-year, $30 million deal with the Bengals on Wednesday, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The Boise State product was set to hit the open market at the start of the new league year Wednesday afternoon, but the Bengals weren't going to let their talented young safety walk without giving him a sizable offer. Iloka, at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, holds up well against the run and is also solid in coverage as evidenced by his positive Pro Football Focus grades in both categories (+4.7 and +7.2 respectively over the last two seasons). With Wednesday's contract, Iloka will be a fixture in the Bengals secondary for the foreseeable future.
Iloka left Sunday's game against Pittsburgh with a groin injury and is doubtful to return. The Bengals have already dropped three starters in this game, but Iloka is the only one on the defensive side of the ball.