Kroft underwent season-ending foot surgery Friday and will be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Kroft missed the Bengals' past four games due to a fractured foot and had yet to resume practicing since suffering the injury. His limited progress prompted the Bengals to send him in for surgery, making Kroft the team's fourth tight end to land on IR this season. Cincinnati signed linebacker Brandon Bell off its practice squad to take Kroft's spot on the 53-man roster.
Kroft (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Kroft has yet to resume practicing since fracturing his right foot Oct. 7 against the Dolphins, so it comes as little surprise that he'll be sidelined for a fifth straight game. With Kroft out of the picture, Matthew Lengel is expected to act as the top backup to starting tight end C.J. Uzomah, who has been handling the overwhelming share of the offensive snaps at the position for more than a month.
Kroft (foot) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Kroft hasn't been officially ruled out for Sunday's game in Baltimore, but with back-to-back absences at practice Wednesday and Thursday, it appears safe to conclude he won't be available this weekend. The 26-year-old has missed the Bengals' past four contests, allowing C.J. Uzomah to seize control of the starting tight end role following the season-ending injury to Tyler Eifert (ankle).
Kroft (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports..
Kroft continues to manage his recovery from a fractured right foot, and appears to be a long shot for Sunday's game against the Ravens. As long as Kroft remains sidelined, C.J. Uzomah will serve as the Bengals' top tight end.
Kroft (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
With Kroft still out and Tyler Eifert (ankle) on IR, C.J. Uzomah (clavicle) will continue to head the Bengals' tight end corps in Week 10 and possibly beyond if Kroft's foot issue persists.
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