Core had three catches for 30 yards late in the Bengals' loss to the Chiefs on Sunday night. Core got the nod over Josh Malone for the final wideout spot Sunday night. However, he logged most of his snaps when the game was out of hand and saw his targets off the arm of backup Jeff Driskel.
Core was targeted three times in Sunday's loss to the Steelers but couldn't come up with any catches. Included on those three targets was a really bad drop on third down that would have gone for a first down had he held on. Core is ahead of Josh Malone and Auden Tate on the depth chart for now, but that hold is tenuous.
Core (back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Core has logged his first full participation in practice since training camp. The 24-year-old depth piece will work toward playing against the Panthers on Sunday, where he's likely to see most of his snaps on special teams.
Core (back) is inactive for Thurday's game against Baltimore, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. Core was also inactive for the team's season-opening victory over the Colts. The 24-year-old was likely to only see snaps on special teams, so his absence shouldn't have a significant impact on the Bengals' air attack.
Core (back) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Ravens, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Core was inactive for the season opener against the Colts due to his injury, and appears unlikely to suit up Week 2 either. The 24-year-old special teams piece could struggle to hold onto his roster spot if he's unable to get healthy in the near future.
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