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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 12 0.0 0 0 0

Top Josh Tupou News

  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: No injury designation Saturday

    Tupou doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round matchup against the Titans, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

    Tupou was limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday after sitting out Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Raiders. However, he was able to put in a full practice session Thursday and will be available for Saturday's divisional-round matchup as a result.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Inactive Saturday

    Tupou (knee) will not play in Saturday's wild-card matchup with the Raiders, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    No surprise here, as Tupou was deemed doubtful heading into the game. He injured his knee in the team's regular-season finale versus the the Browns. Thus, B.J. Hill and Tyler Shelvin could see a slight uptick in playing time.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Unlikely to play Saturday

    Tupou (knee) is doubtful for Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Raiders.

    Tupou exited Sunday's Week 18 loss to the Browns with a knee injury and was unable to practice ahead of the postseason opener. B.J. Hill and Tyler Shelvin could see a slight uptick in playing time if Tupou is held out Saturday.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Considered week-to-week

    Tupou (knee) is considered week-to-week according to head coach Zac Taylor, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Tupou left the Bengals' loss to the Browns in Week 18 early with the injury and was unable to return. With a short week ahead, Tupou has one less day to recover than usual. If he is unable to play against the Raiders on Saturday, B.J. Hill and Tyler Shelvin will likely see extra opportunity.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Leaves with injury

    Tupou (knee) was injured in the Bengals' 21-16 loss to the Browns on Sunday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Tupou was officially ruled out before the game concluded. He'll now work to get healthy, so he can provide depth on the Bengals' defensive line as they head into the playoffs.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Part of DL rotation

    Tupou is back after sitting out the 2020 season and is likely to be part of the Bengals' interior defensive line rotation, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

    Tupou is a run-stopper and is projected to be behind D.J. Reader and Larry Ogunjobi, but could be the next man up. Ogunjobi just started practicing this week, allowing Tupou extra reps with the first-team defense.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Won't play this year

    Tupou is opting out of the 2020 season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    The 345-pound defensive tackle made seven starts in his 16 appearances for Cincinnati last season, recording 27 tackles, three TFLs and one forced fumble. The Bengals spent big money to bring in D.J. Reader next to Geno Atkins at defensive tackle, but they could still use a pure run-stuffing specialist like Tupou on the roster. Free-agent options include Damon "Snacks" Harrison and long-time Bengal Domata Peko.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Officially rejoining Bengals

    Tupou signed a one-year contract with the Bengals on Friday.

    The Bengals tendered Tupou in March and he's now officially returning to Cincinnati. Tupou worked his way into the Bengals' defensive line rotation in 2019, playing the third-most snaps among their defensive tackles behind only Geno Atkins and Andrew Billings.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Tendered by Bengals

    Tupou received a contract tender from the Bengals on Monday.

    The 25-year-old performed admirably in a rotational role for the Bengals in 2019, producing 27 tackles (14 solo) and one forced fumble across 16 regular-season games. He'll likely be retained by the Bengals for another season and once again fill a depth role along the defensive front.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Manages 27 stops in 2019

    Tupou recorded 27 tackles (14 solo) and one forced fumble across 16 regular-season games in 2019.

    Tupou contributed as a rotational option along Cincinnati's defensive line in 2019, notching new career highs in terms of both tackles and games played. He's scheduled to become a restricted free agent this offseason.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Signs one-year deal

    Tupou signed a one-year contract with Cincinnati on Thursday.

    Tupou was tendered by the Bengals earlier in March and his signing was expected. He's coming off an injury-shortened season that saw him record nine tackles (six solo) in six games. Healthy once again, he'll look to carve out a larger role for himself in 2019.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Receives tender from Cincinnati

    The Bengals extended a tender to Tupou on Friday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN reports.

    The Colorado product was only able to play in six games for the Bengals in 2018 due to a pectoral injury. In that span, Tupou was able to make nine tackles (six solo). When healthy, Tupou should provide depth to the Cincinnati defensive line.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Placed on IR

    Tupou was placed on IR with a pectoral injury Thursday.

    Tupou had seen his snap count increase the past two weeks, but will miss the rest of the season after tearing his pectoral muscle during Wednesday's practice. The Bengals signed Niles Scott off the Broncos' practice squad in an effort to make up for Tupou's absence.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Inactive for Sunday's game

    Tupou is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

    The 24-year-old was recovering from a sprained MCL, but it appears he's shaken the injury. Still, the Bengals weren't ready to insert him into the lineup. Tupou's absence will leave Ryan Glasgow as the lone backup defensive tackle for Week 1.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Sprained MCL

    Tupou has a sprained MCL and is out for at least a month, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

    Tupou spent most of 2017 on the practice squad before getting added to the active roster in December. He'll be in a tough spot in trying to make the team this year.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Seen wearing knee brace

    Tupou, who was carted off the field Wednesday, was seen wearing a knee brace Thursday, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    It was originally reported that Tupou suffered an ankle injury during Wednesday's practice, but it's now been discovered that it was his knee. Getting carted off the field is still definitely not a good sign for defensive lineman, and depending on the severity of the injury, Tupou's chances of making the Bengals' final roster could be even lower than they were entering training camp.

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  • Bengals' Josh Tupou: Injures ankle

    Tupou suffered a right ankle injury Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Tupou was reportedly carted off the practice field. The 2017 undrafted free agent played only one game with the Bengals last season and did not record a single tackle. Missing any amount of time due to injury would certainly impact Tupou's chances of securing a role with the team, as the 24-year-old faced an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster even when healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 345 lbs
Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
Age: 27
School: Colorado
Experience: 4