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25 Eli Apple CB

Cincinnati Bengals

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March 24, 2021 09:08 AM
Bengals' Eli Apple: Heads to Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple signed with the Bengals on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Apple dealt with ankle, foot and hamstring injuries, and he played in just two games before being cut by the Panthers in late October. The 2016 10th overall pick will head to his fourth team in four years hoping for a fresh start. In his last full season in 2019, Apple registered 58 tackles, four pass breakups and a forced fumble over 15 games with the Saints. He'll have an opportunity to play a significant role in Cincinnati's defense next year alongside fellow corners Chidobe Awuzie and Trae Waynes (pectoral).

October 27, 2020 04:32 PM
Eli Apple: Cut loose by Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers released Apple (hamstring) on Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Apple hasn't been able to stay healthy, battling ankle and hamstring injuries this year. He's suited up in just two games and totaled 28 defensive snaps, and after leaving Tuesday's practice early to receive treatment on his hamstring, the Panthers decided to cut him loose. The 2016 first-round pick will now focus on getting healthy as he searches for his fourth NFL team in five years.

October 25, 2020 12:20 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Active as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (hamstring) will play in Sunday's game against the Saints, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

It was reported earlier Sunday that Apple was expected to suit up, so this news isn't surprising. Apple will make just his second appearance of the season, as lower-body injuries have cost him most of his season. Expect the Ohio State product to have a role in dime packages Sunday, especially considering starter Rasul Douglas landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week.

October 25, 2020 09:00 AM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Should play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Lower-body injuries have limited Apple to just one appearance this season, and the 2016 first-round pick only handled a special-teams role in that contest. Assuming Apple is in fact active Sunday, he should at least have a role in dime packages with regular starter Rasul Douglas not available this week after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

October 23, 2020 01:40 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game at New Orleans.

The 25-year-old practiced as a full participant all week, so it's a bit of a surprise to see him carry an injury designation into the weekend. Assuming he plays, Apple should have an increased role with Rasul Douglas on the COVID-19 list.

October 21, 2020 07:40 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Full speed ahead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Apple sat out the last two games due to a hamstring injury, but barring a setback, he'll return to the lineup Sunday against the Saints, who he played 25 games for over the previous two seasons. The 2016 first-round pick has played just six snaps this year -- all on special teams -- and it's unsettled what kind of role he'll have on the Panthers' defense. The team may choose to keep Apple in a reserve role considering it has allowed just 219 passing yards per game this season -- seventh in the league.

October 18, 2020 11:52 AM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Unavailable against Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Bears, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Apple has battled a myriad of injuries, as he'll sit out for the fifth time this season due to a hamstring issue. In the one game he did suit up, the 25-year-old cornerback played exclusively on special teams, so his absence will mainly affect the team's secondary depth.

October 16, 2020 08:08 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Apple practiced fully Thursday, but he's apparently not out of the woods yet with the hamstring injury that forced him to miss last week's game. While it seems more likely than not that Apple will suit up in this one, Troy Pride would again take on a larger role if Apple ultimately sits.

October 15, 2020 07:12 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Apple couldn't suit up against Atlanta in Week 5 due to a lingering hamstring injury, but after having been limited Wednesday, it now looks as though he's back to full health. Barring any setbacks, he'll provide a boost to Carolina's secondary when the team faces the Bears on Sunday.

October 9, 2020 04:32 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Ruled out for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (hamstring) is ruled out for Sundays' game against the Falcons, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Apple was forced out of Carolina's Week 4 win against the Cardinals due to a hamstring injury after having missed the first three games of the season with ankle/foot issues. Troy Pride stands to handle increased snaps in Apple's stead for at least one more contest.

October 8, 2020 06:00 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Downgrades to DNP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Apple was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, so his complete lack of activity Thursday is a step in the wrong direction. Troy Pride will likely handle increased defensive snaps if Apple is forced to miss Sunday's game in Atlanta.

October 4, 2020 02:12 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Leaves with hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple won't return to Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to a hamstring injury, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Apple was activated off injured reserve Saturday after missing the first three games of the season with ankle/foot issues, but he went down with the hamstring injury during his season debut. Troy Pride should see increased reps at cornerback for the Panthers.

October 3, 2020 06:24 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Set to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers activated Apple (ankle/foot) from injured reserve Saturday, indicating that he'll play in Sunday's game versus the Cardinals, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Apple is poised to make his Panthers debut Sunday after missing the first three games. The 25-year-old cornerback allowed a 100.9 passer rating when targeted last year, and while that's nothing to be intrigued by, he should still be a boost to a Panthers defense that has allowed 258.3 passing yards per game -- the eighth-most in the league.

September 30, 2020 01:36 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple (ankle) will practice Wednesday, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Apple's return to practice signifies the start of a 21-day window for the Panthers to add him to the active roster, or to allow him to revert to IR for the rest of the season. Once he's back to full health, Apple is expected to push for one of Carolina's starting cornerback positions.

September 7, 2020 06:08 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Won't play in September
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers placed Apple (ankle/foot) on injured reserve Monday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Apple missed a handful of practices with a hamstring injury, and he's also dealing with both ankle and foot issues. He'll be required to miss at least three weeks with the possibility of returning for Week 4's matchup versus Arizona. The Panthers claimed Rasul Douglas off waivers Sunday, and the new addition could get the first shot at the starting cornerback job sans Apple.

August 26, 2020 10:36 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Dealing with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple missed Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring issue, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

It's unclear how Apple suffered the hamstring injury, however, the team hopes it can get him back for Friday's practice. The Ohio State product was signed this offseason to fill a void at cornerback, as the Panthers signed him away from their NFC South rival the Saints. Once at full strength, Apple should be back taking first-team reps, getting ready to start in Carolina's secondary in 2020.

May 28, 2020 06:40 PM
Panthers' Eli Apple: Finds home in Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Panthers on Thursday.

Apple previously agreed to sign with the Raiders in March, but after having been unable to finalize a deal in Las Vegas, the veteran corner will now link up with the Panthers. The 24-year-old fills a key void on Carolina's roster, as the team didn't previously have much in the way of proven options behind Donte Jackson. As such, Apple looks primed to play a starting role at cornerback for new defensive coordinator Phil Snow. The former Saint will remain in the NFC South.

April 2, 2020 09:32 PM
Eli Apple: Deal with Raiders falls through
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple and the Raiders were unable to finalize a contract Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Apple is coming off a career-best year with New Orleans, having notched 58 tackles (53 solo), four defended passes and one forced fumble across 15 contests. With Apple now set to look for an opportunity elsewhere in the league, the Raiders could be motivated to sign another veteran cornerback in free agency or address the position in the 2020 NFL Draft.

March 18, 2020 05:04 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Joins Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple agreed to sign with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

In his first full campaign with Saints in 2019, Apple logged 58 tackles and a forced fumble across 15 contests. The Raiders will be Apple's third team since being drafted No. 10 overall by the Giants in 2016. The 24-year-old should move right into a starting role at cornerback for Las Vegas.

January 7, 2020 01:12 PM
Saints' Eli Apple: Ends season on sideline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Apple finished with 58 tackles (53 solo) and a forced fumble in 2019, while sustaining an ankle injury in Week 16 that held him out of the postseason.

His first full year with the Saints came to a close during Wild-Card Weekend, as the Saints suffered a surprising loss with Apple on the sideline. The No. 10 pick in 2016, Apple is at the end of his rookie contract and will be a free agent in 2020. His future with the club is unclear, but he's started every game he's appeared in for New Orleans while playing a key role in the secondary. He was acquired from the Giants midway through the 2018 season for a fourth-round (2019) and seventh-round (2020) pick.

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Height/Weight:
6-1/203
Birthdate:
08/09/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
6
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