The Bengals placed Ogunjobi on the PUP list Wednesday with a hamstring injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Head coach Zac Taylor described Ogubjobi as day-to-day, but because hamstring injuries can be tricky, the team will likely play it safe with the veteran defensive tackle. Cincinnati will open preseason play Aug. 14 against the Buccaneers.
Ogunjobi agreed Wednesday with the Bengals on a one-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 26-year-old spent the first four seasons of his career in Cleveland and totaled 46 tackles (23 solo), 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 15 games in 2020. Ogunjobi should compete for snaps at defensive tackle with D.J. Reader alongside Geno Atkins.
The Browns are expected to let Ogunjobi test the free agent market in March, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The fourth-year defensive lineman recorded 46 tackles and 2.5 sacks over 15 games in 2020. Ogunjobi, 26, becomes an unrestricted free agent, and the Browns may not want to pay what it will take to re-up him. The website Spotrac.com estimates the lineman's market value at three years and $28 million. Ogunjobi has been durable -- he's missed four games over four seasons -- and productive, but his grades as measured by Pro Football Focus have tumbled each successive year following his rookie season, eventually bottoming out at a 29.7 tackling grade in 2020. The organization should have tackle Andrew Billings back at a less costly rate in 2021.
Ogunjobi (ankle) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Following back-to-back limited practices to end the week, Ogunjobi has been given the green light for Week 12. The fourth-year defensive tackle has collected 28 stops and a sack this season. He'll look to clog up running lanes against rookie running back James Robinson on Sunday.
Ogunjobi (ankle) will not practice Wednesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Coach Kevin Stefanski said that he expects Ogunjobi back at practice Thursday, so it doesn't appear that the starting defensive lineman's Week 12 availability is in serious jeopardy. With Myles Garrett (illness) already ruled out for Sunday's game in Jacksonville, an absence by Ogunjobi would be even more impactful for Cleveland's run defense than usual.
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|8||10/31||@New York Jets||1|
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