Fejedelem replaced the ejected Shawn Williams in the first quarter Sunday and responded with 10 tackles (nine solo), a forced fumble and a return of that fumble for a touchdown to seal off a win for the Bengals. Fejedelem probably won't replace Williams - in fact, many of his tackles occurred after he was beat in coverage. But after recording only 57 tackles last season, he's already off to a bigger start this year.
Fejedelem (calf) participated in Thursday's practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Fejedelem battled lingering injuries throughout much of the preseason, but he appears on track to suit up for Sunday's season-opener against the Colts. The 25-year-old will likely serve as a reserve safety for Cincinnati this season while also participating on special teams.
Fejedelem was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Ravens with a wrist injury, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Fejedelem sustained the injury in the second half Sunday and was subsequently ruled out, although the severity of the injury is unknown. Josh Shaw is in at safety for the Bengals with Shawn Williams doubtful with a back injury.
Fejedelem played 57 of 76 defensive snaps, posting 11 tackles (six solo) against the Bears on Sunday. Fejedelem was allowed his highest snap count of the season because starter Shawn Williams (hamstring) was ruled out. Williams was able to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday -- something he couldn't do last week -- so Fejedelem may be snubbed from having another high-caliber performance.
Fejedelem (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports. Fejedelem had been dealing with a hamstring issue that kept him limited in practice Wednesday, but after a full session Thursday, he should be a full for Sunday's matchup with the Steelers.
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