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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: First double-digit tackle outing

    Awuzie notched 10 solo tackles during Sunday's 34-31 win over the Chiefs. Awuzie logged his best fantasy performance of the season during Week 17's crucial win, while playing 100 percent of defensive snaps for the first time since Week 11. The starting cornerback will look to capitalize on opportunities Week 18 against the Browns and quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has thrown seven interceptions in his last three appearances.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Comes off COVID-19 list

    Awuzie was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Awuzie did not play in the Week 15 win over the Broncos, but the starting cornerback will be available in a pivotal divisional matchup come Sunday. The 26-year-old corner has already set a career high with two interceptions and could even push for a career high in tackles with a couple of solid games to end the season.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Placed on COVID-19 list

    Awuzie (foot) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Awuzie hurt his foot in Sunday's loss to the 49ers and was hopeful he'd be able to play in Week 15, but he'll now need to spend some time away from the team. It's not yet clear whether the 26-year-old has tested positive for COVID-19, but his status for Sunday's game against Denver appears to be in doubt. The Bengals are hopeful that Trae Waynes (hamstring) will be able to return from injured reserve to shoulder some of the load in the secondary, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. However, if Waynes remains sidelined, Vernon Hargreaves could see additional playing time Sunday.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Sits out Wednesday's practice

    Awuzie (foot) didn't participate at Wednesday's practice. Awuzie aggravated his foot injury during Sunday's loss to the 49ers but expressed confidence he won't miss additional time, though he's sitting out practice to start Week 15. The 26-year-old may need to practice in some capacity Thursday or Friday to have a chance of suiting up this weekend in Denver.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Receives questionable tag

    Awuzie (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Awuzie suffered the foot injury during last week's loss to the Chargers, and his availability for Week 14 remains up in the air. Vernon Hargreaves figures to have an increased role if Awuzie is unable to suit up Sunday.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Doubtful with foot inury

    Awuzie is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers with a right foot injury. Awuzie picked off Justin Herbert earlier in the game by making a leaping catch over Josh Palmer. He was seen testing his foot on the sideline, though the injury appears to be serious enough to likely keep him sidelined him for the rest of the game.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Activated by Bengals

    Awuzie (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Tyler Dragon of USA Today reports. Awuzie landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list for an undisclosed reason Wednesday, but he won't be forced to miss any game action. He's logged 33 tackles (29 solo), an interception and eight pass defenses across eight games to begin the year.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Placed on COVID-19 list

    The Bengals placed Awuzie (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports. Awuzie will need to clear all protocols related to COVID-19 before returning to team facilities, but with the Bengals on bye Week 10, he will have plenty of additional time before Nov. 21's contest against the Raiders. In his two most recent appearances, Awuzie has handled 95-plus percent of defensive snaps.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Cleared to return

    Awuzie (head) was cleared and returned to Sunday's game against the Packers. Awuzie exited the game in the first half with a head injury and was evaluated for a concussion. However, he cleared all testing and has been able to return to bolster the Bengals' secondary in the final two quarters.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Evaluated for concussion

    Awuzie is being evaluated for a concussion after exiting Sunday's game against the Packers. Awuzie had been very active early in the game, logging four tackles and an interception prior to his exit. It's unclear whether he will be able to return, and Eli Apple will likely see a bigger role in Awuzie's absence.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Available Sunday

    Awuzie (groin) will play in Sunday's game against the Packers. Awuzie missed last week's win over Jacksonville with a groin issue, but he shed his injury designation after he logged a full practice Friday. The 26-year-old has recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and three pass defenses across three appearances to begin the year.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Dealing with groin injury

    Awuzie (groin) is questionable to return Sunday against the Steelers. It remains to be seen whether the cornerback's injury is serious enough to keep him sidelined for the rest of the game. In case he can't return to action, then Mike Hilton or Darius Phillips would see an increased amount of snaps.
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  • Bengals' Chidobe Awuzie: Joins Bengals on three-year deal

    Awuzie agreed to a three-year contract with the Bengals on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The financial terms of the contract have yet to be disclosed, but Awuzie will add depth to Cincinnati's revamped secondary, which will also be adding former Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton. Awuzie had 38 tackles and five passes defensed with the Cowboys last season, needing just eight games to rack up those statistics.
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  • Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Returns from COVID list

    Awuzie was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Awuzie was placed on the list after being in close contact with an infected individual, but he has cleared the protocols necessary to return. Barring any setbacks in practice this week, the cornerback should be out there Sunday against San Francisco.
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  • Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Expected to play Week 15

    Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Awuzie will be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list soon, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Awuzie was a high-risk close contact to an infected person, and he's cleared the necessary protocols to return to the team facilities. He's expected to practice Wednesday. Barring a setback, Awuzie should start at cornerback in Sunday's game against the 49ers. Through five games this season, Awuzie has allowed 215 yards and two touchdowns in coverage.
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  • Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Shifts to COVID-19 list

    The Cowboys placed Awuzie (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Awuzie was placed on the list due to either testing positive for the virus or coming into close contact with someone who did. The Colorado product has been used in a starting role the past three games, racking up 20 tackles (15 solo) and a pass breakup over that span. If Awuzie is forced to miss Sunday's game against the Bengals, Deante Burton and C.J. Goodwin would be in line for an uptick in snaps.
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  • Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Not suiting up Week 3

    Awuzie (hamstring) won't play Sunday in Seattle, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Awuzie suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' Week 2 win against the Falcons while working on special teams. After failing to practice all week, he'll yield his 86-percent snap share to some combination of Jourdan Lewis and Daryl Worley for at least one game and perhaps more.
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  • Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Done for day

    Awuzie (hamstring) is out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Atlanta, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. It's unclear how Awuize suffered the injury, but with the game seemingly out of reach, the team could elect to save the corner from further injury. As long as Awuize is sidelined, expect Jourdan Lewis to see an uptick in snaps.
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  • Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Snags pick in Sunday's loss

    Awuzie recorded two tackles and his first interception of the season in Sunday's loss to the Rams. He intercepted exactly one pass in each of his first three seasons in the NFL, and Awuzie took care of extending that streak very quickly in 2020, snagging a Jared Goff pass intended for rookie Van Jefferson in the third quarter. With free agency looming, Awuzie should be very motivated to make an impact this season, and a more aggressive defensive philosophy under new coordinator Mike Nolan should give him more chances to ball hawk than he had under Rod Marinelli's system.
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  • Cowboys' Chidobe Awuzie: Officially ready for Week 1

    Awuzie (leg) will play in Sunday's game versus the Rams, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Awuzie was expected to be available, but it's good news that it's official since Jourdan Lewis (ankle) has been ruled out. The 25-year-old cornerback may not be a starter Sunday with rookie Trevon Diggs on board, but Awuzie will likely still log a major workload after playing nearly every snap last season and recording 79 tackles, 14 pass breakups and an interception.
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