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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Moves to COVID list

    Cincinnati placed Phillips (shoulder) placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after he tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Phillips was on injured reserve with a shoulder injury he suffered in Week 14 against the 49ers. He'll be eligible to return from IR in time for Week 18 against the Browns, but whether or not his stint on the COVID list delays that remains to be seen.
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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Placed on IR

    The Bengals have placed Phillips (shoulder) on injured reserve. Phillips injured his left shoulder in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. He had accumulated seven tackles and two passes defended across 12 games this season. Also, the fourth-year cornerback averaged 21.1 yards on kick returns and 7.1 on punt returns.
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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Returns to Sunday's contest

    Phillips (shoulder) has returned to Sunday's contest against the 49ers, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. The fourth-year pro lost a fumble during a punt return in the first quarter of the contest and was injured on the play. However, despite the injury and fumble, Phillips has resumed his usual return duties.
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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Suffers shoulder injury Sunday

    Phillips (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the 49ers. Phillips lost a fumble during one of his two punt returns in the first half, and during the process, he apparently suffered a shoulder injury. If he is unable to return, then Tyler Boyd would likely take over as the primary punt returner for the remainder of the contest.
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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: No longer on injury report

    Phillips (calf) wasn't listed on the Bengals' injury report Wednesday. Phillips was unable to suit up in Week 13 even after logging full practices leading up to the game. The cornerback will likely need to record full practices for the rest of the week to be able to play in Week 14 against the 49ers.
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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Won't play Week 13

    Phillips (calf) is inactive Week 13 against the Chargers, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. Phillips logged full practices both Thursday and Friday this week but will ultimately end up missing his first game of the season. According to Dehner, Pooka Williams is expected to pick up Phillips' role in the return game.
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  • 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: 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: 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: 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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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Lower leg issue

    Phillips is day-to-day with a lower leg issue, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Phillips' status is especially noteworthy with Trae Waynes out for a good chunk of the season. The Bengals need to decide who will line up at corner opposite William Jackson III, with Mackensie Alexander usually lining up in the slot. LeShaun Sims is the other in-house alternative.
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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Receiving first 2019 start

    Phillips will make his first start of the season Sunday against the Browns, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. The 24-year-old missed eight games in the middle of the season due to a knee injury, but he'll start at cornerback Sunday with Williams Jackson (shoulder) sidelined. Phillips has played only 56 defensive snaps through seven games in 2019, so the extended defensive reps should prove valuable for the 2018 fifth-round pick.
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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Eyeing return from IR

    The Bengals are expected to activate Phillips (knee) from injured reserve later in the season, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. Phillips worked on the side at Monday's practice. The second-year pro hasn't yet been designated to return, but he's a strong candidate to receive one of Cincinnati's two available designations along with John Ross (shoulder). The depth cornerback and special-teams contributor could return to game action for the Bengals as soon as Week 12 versus the Jets.
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  • Bengals' Darius Phillips: Injury details disclosed

    Coach Zac Taylor said Thursday that Phillips was placed on injured reserve due to loose cartilage in his knee which flared up, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Phillips is reportedly a candidate to return later in the season, though his placement on IR rules him out until Week 12 at the earliest. In Phillips' absence, expect Alex Erickson to serve as the top kick and punt returner in Cincinnati.
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