Phillips (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Texans. Phillips missed the first two practices of the week, but he upgraded to limited participation Friday, proving to be healthy enough to get the green light this week. The third-year pro is expected to start at cornerback; he's allowed 348 yards (6.7 yards per target) and five touchdowns in coverage over 10 games this year.
Phillips played 29 defensive snaps in his return from the IR, registering two tackles and two passes defensed in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. He'll continue to share time with LeShaun Sims as the Bengals' second corner, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Phillips graded out pretty well in his return - in fact, Pro Football Focus rated him as the team's best defender on Sunday, far better than Sims.
The Bengals activated Phillips (groin) off injured reserve Wednesday. Phillips didn't manage to come off IR in time to suit up for last weekend's loss to Miami, but he'll be available for Cincinnati's upcoming tilt against the Cowboys. The third-year cornerback will likely return to a starting role across from William Jackson on the outside.
Phillips (groin) is expected to be activated off injured reserve and play Sunday at Miami, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. The Bengals need to decide by Saturday afternoon whether to activate the 25-year-old, or he won't be able to return until Week 14. Phillips has been sidelined since Week 8 due to the groin injury, but he may be back after spending the three-game minimum on injured reserve.
The Bengals have designated Phillips (groin) to return to practice. Phillips has missed the last three games while residing on IR with the groin injury, though he's now expected to return to practice this week. The Bengals will have 21 days to activate the cornerback, so he could return to the lineup as early as Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
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|5||10/10||Green Bay Packers||18|
|8||10/31||@New York Jets||16|
|11||11/21||@Las Vegas Raiders||11|
|13||12/05||Los Angeles Chargers||9|
|14||12/12||San Francisco 49ers||22|
|17||01/02||Kansas City Chiefs||19|