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AFC Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 11-6-0
4-2-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 7-10-0
0-6-0 4-13-0
3-3-0 4-13-0
1-5-0 3-14-0

2021 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 11 81 7.4 0 19
Post Season 1 4 4.0 0 4

Top Drew Sample News

  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Offensive role dries up

    Sample secured 11 of 15 targets for 81 yards across 17 appearances in 2021.

    Sample was targeted 53 times across 16 regular-season appearances in 2020, but the third year of his NFL career has seen him take a clear back seat to C.J. Uzomah. The 2019 second-round pick has one more year on his rookie deal with Cincinnati, but his opportunities on offense could be slim again in the 2022 campaign.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Good to go Sunday

    Sample (foot) does not have an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against Baltimore, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.

    Sample did not practice Wednesday and was a limited participant Thursday, but he was able to return to a full session Friday. He'll take on his usual role as the Bengals' No. 2 tight end behind C.J. Uzomah on Sunday.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Doesn't participate in practice

    Sample didn't participate in Wednesday's practice session due to a foot injury, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

    Sample secured his lone target for two yards in Sunday's win over Denver, and he apparently sustained a foot injury in the contest. It's not yet clear whether the injury will prevent him from suiting up Sunday against the Ravens.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Catches only target in loss

    Sample caught his only target for 14 yards during Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the 49ers.

    Sample was on the field for 18 of the Bengals' 67 offensive snaps, while starting tight end C.J. Uzomah played 58 snaps. The 25-year-old has just seven catches on the season and typically serves as a blocker when he is on the field. Sample offers little fantasy value as a No. 2 tight end on a team with numerous pass-catching options.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Not targeted in loss

    Sample failed to draw a single target in Sunday's 41-22 loss to the Chargers.

    Sample was on the field for 26 of the Bengals' 76 offensive snaps in the contest, while starting tight end C.J. Uzomah played 66 snaps. Sample offers little fantasy value as a No. 2 tight end, as the 25-year-old typically serves as the blocker on the rare occasions he's on the field.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Not targeted in win

    Sample failed to draw a target in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Steelers.

    Sample played 39 of the Bengals' 68 offensive snaps, just six fewer than starting tight end C.J. Uzomah. The 25-year-old usually isn't a big part of the Cincinnati passing attack even in competitive contests or in games when the Bengals are in catchup mode, but Sample's involvement was even more muted than normal with quarterback Joe Burrow attempting just 24 passes -- his second-fewest of the season -- in the blowout win. Instead, Joe Mixon and the running game was the focal point of the team's offense Week 12.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Most productive outing of season

    Sample logged three receptions for 36 yards on three targets Sunday in the Bengals' 41-16 loss to the Browns.

    After falling behind by two touchdowns at halftime and by 24 points after three quarters, the Bengals were forced to abandon the run. As a result, Sample and fellow tight end C.J. Uzomah (five targets) had fewer blocking responsibilities and were more involved as route runners than usual. The four targets were a season-high total for Sample, who hadn't drawn a look in the passing game in either of the Bengals' prior two contests.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Catches two passes

    Sample secured two of four targets for nine yards in Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Packers.

    Sample saw his first targets of the season Week 5, after going without a look on any of his 103 offensive snaps through the first four games. The 25-year-old logged 21 of the 67 offensive snaps Sunday, ranking a distant second at the position behind No. 1 tight end C.J. Uzomah (56). Sample is irrelevant for fantasy purposes, but an injury to Uzomah would clear a path to more opportunities within the offense.

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  • Bengals' Drew Sample: Behind Uzomah on depth chart

    Sample enters the season behind C.J. Uzomah on the Bengals' initial depth chart.

    Last season in the only game in which Uzomah was healthy, Sample saw action on 24 offensive snaps and received just one target. The Bengals run with an "11" formation as much as anyone in the NFL, so it's possible that Sample's workload will mirror what happened in Week 1 last season more than the workload he received after Uzomah got hurt.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 258 lbs
Birthplace: Bellevue, WA
Age: 26
School: Washington
Experience: 4