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2021 Defensive

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Regular Season 7 0 0 0 0.0

Top Darius Phillips News

  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Suiting up against Bears

    Phillips is active for Sunday's Week 2 contest against the Bears, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Phillips entered Sunday with a questionable tag due to a thigh injury. However, he'll be ready to go and should serve as the Bengals' primary punt returner.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Green light for Week 16

    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.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Splits time in return game

    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.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Comes off IR

    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.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Should play Sunday

    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.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Cleared for practice

    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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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Moves to injured reserve

    Phillips (groin) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    The 25-year-old was was already ruled out for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, but he'll now be sidelined for at least the next three games. Phillips will first be eligible to return from IR for the Dec. 6 matchup with the Dolphins.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Can't play Sunday

    Phillips (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

    Phillips failed to get healthy over the Week 9 bye, and he'll miss his first game of the season. He's been a key cog in Cincinnati's secondary this season, but with LeShaun Sims (concussion) also out, William Jackson, Mackensie Alexander and Tony Brown are the only healthy cornerbacks heading into Sunday's tilt. The Bengals likely will call up a practice squad player to add depth.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Likely unavailable for rest of day

    Phillips (groin) is doubtful to return to Sunday's matchup against the Titans.

    Phillips been an integral part of the Bengals defense, playing more than 70 percent of the snaps in six of seven appearances this season. In all likelihood, Cincinnati will have to find a way to get by without him for the rest of the contest. Through the first half, the Bengals have done an excellent job of containing Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill, holding him to a sub-50 percent completion rate with one interception.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Suiting up Week 8

    Phillips (knee) is active Week 8 against Tennessee, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Phillips missed two practices this week but was able to log a limited session Friday, which will be enough to allow him to suit up. He should be in line for a similar role as in past weeks, as Phillips has logged 30 or more defensive snaps playing multiple positions in the secondary each game this season.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Questionable to face Titans

    Phillips (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Phillips kicked off the week with back-to-back absences from practice, so it looks like his status for Sunday's contest could come down to a game-time decision. Phillips is a versatile cornerback capable of both manning the slot and subbing into a regular defensive role, so Cincinnati's already undermanned secondary could have difficulty replacing him if he's forced to miss time.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Not practicing Thursday

    Phillips (knee) was not spotted at Thursday's practice, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

    Phillips has now missed back-to-back practices due to a knee injury, seemingly putting his status for Week 8 in jeopardy. He'll only have one more chance to return to practice before Sunday's game against the Titans.

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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Burned for game-winner

    Phillips had an interception on the first defensive play of Sunday's loss to the Browns, but he then repeatedly got burned by Browns QB Baker Mayfield throughout the contest including on the game-winner to Donovan Peoples-Jones.

    Phillips was pressed into a higher-leveraged role due to the absences of William Jackson (concussion) and Trae Waynes (pectoral), and unfortunately, it showed. Mayfield completed his final 22 real (there was one purposeful spike in there to stop the clock) pass attempts, despite missing Odell Beckham (knee) from early in the first quarter onward.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Age: 26
School: Western Michigan
Experience: 4