Dawson (arm) played on special teams in Friday's 27-10 preseason win over the Ravens.
Dawson appeared to be past the arm injury that had hindered him in practice early on in training camp. His lack of defensive snaps isn't a positive sign in terms of his odds of making the team. He spent last season on the team's practice squad and could be in line for another year as a depth option in 2017.
Dawson missed practice Thursday due to an arm injury, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.
Dawson was seen walking around the practice field with his right arm in a sling. It's unclear what the exact issue is but he could potentially be in for a long-term absence. As it is now he's without a return timetable.
Dawson was likely signed as a result of Vontaze Burfict (concussion) and Vincent Rey (hamstring) being questionable for Saturday's game against Houston, which could've left Cincinnati with as few as four active linebackers for the game. Dawson will likely just provide depth and isn't expected to get much playing time.
|3||9/24/17||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|