Kirkpatrick (hand) is still being held out of 11-on-11 activity at practice, Jim Owczarski of Cincinnati.com reports.
Although he is not fully participating in practice, Kirkpatrick has been joining the team during defensive installations. The 27-year-old fractured his hand on May 23, but the injury was not considered to be too serious. He was able to participate for the first time in ball drills on Wednesday, and his hand protection has been gradually shrinking. Barring any setbacks, he is seemingly on track to be healthy heading into Week 1.
Kirkpatrick has reportedly broken his right hand, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.
The fracture doesn't appear to be too serious. Kirkpatrick reportedly will be back within two weeks and a full go by training camp. In the meantime, Josh Shaw and Darqueze Dennard are expected to take over for Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick was held out of practice Tuesday due to a wrist injury, Jim Owczarski of the Enquirer reports.
Kirkpatrick's wrist injury is not believed to be too serious. His absence appears to be more of a precautionary decision than anything else at this point.
Kirkpatrick started 14 games for the Bengals in 2016, recording 10 passes defensed -- including three interceptions -- and 46 tackles in 15 games played. He'll likely claim one of the Bengals' starting corner positions again in 2017.
|P3||8/27/17||@ WAS||4:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ IND||7:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
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