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Cincinnati Bengals

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December 26, 2020 02:24 AM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Green light for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Texans.

Phillips missed the first two practices of the week, but he upgraded to limited participation Friday, proving to be healthy enough to get the green light this week. The third-year pro is expected to start at cornerback; he's allowed 348 yards (6.7 yards per target) and five touchdowns in coverage over 10 games this year.

December 14, 2020 10:40 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Splits time in return game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips played 29 defensive snaps in his return from the IR, registering two tackles and two passes defensed in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. He'll continue to share time with LeShaun Sims as the Bengals' second corner, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Phillips graded out pretty well in his return - in fact, Pro Football Focus rated him as the team's best defender on Sunday, far better than Sims.

December 9, 2020 12:24 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Comes off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals activated Phillips (groin) off injured reserve Wednesday.

Phillips didn't manage to come off IR in time to suit up for last weekend's loss to Miami, but he'll be available for Cincinnati's upcoming tilt against the Cowboys. The third-year cornerback will likely return to a starting role across from William Jackson on the outside.

December 4, 2020 12:32 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Should play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (groin) is expected to be activated off injured reserve and play Sunday at Miami, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

The Bengals need to decide by Saturday afternoon whether to activate the 25-year-old, or he won't be able to return until Week 14. Phillips has been sidelined since Week 8 due to the groin injury, but he may be back after spending the three-game minimum on injured reserve.

December 2, 2020 09:24 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Cleared for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals have designated Phillips (groin) to return to practice.

Phillips has missed the last three games while residing on IR with the groin injury, though he's now expected to return to practice this week. The Bengals will have 21 days to activate the cornerback, so he could return to the lineup as early as Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

November 14, 2020 09:40 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Moves to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (groin) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

The 25-year-old was was already ruled out for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, but he'll now be sidelined for at least the next three games. Phillips will first be eligible to return from IR for the Dec. 6 matchup with the Dolphins.

November 13, 2020 07:04 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Can't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Phillips failed to get healthy over the Week 9 bye, and he'll miss his first game of the season. He's been a key cog in Cincinnati's secondary this season, but with LeShaun Sims (concussion) also out, William Jackson, Mackensie Alexander and Tony Brown are the only healthy cornerbacks heading into Sunday's tilt. The Bengals likely will call up a practice squad player to add depth.

November 1, 2020 02:28 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Likely unavailable for rest of day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (groin) is doubtful to return to Sunday's matchup against the Titans.

Phillips been an integral part of the Bengals defense, playing more than 70 percent of the snaps in six of seven appearances this season. In all likelihood, Cincinnati will have to find a way to get by without him for the rest of the contest. Through the first half, the Bengals have done an excellent job of containing Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill, holding him to a sub-50 percent completion rate with one interception.

November 1, 2020 11:56 AM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Suiting up Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) is active Week 8 against Tennessee, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Phillips missed two practices this week but was able to log a limited session Friday, which will be enough to allow him to suit up. He should be in line for a similar role as in past weeks, as Phillips has logged 30 or more defensive snaps playing multiple positions in the secondary each game this season.

October 31, 2020 01:00 AM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Questionable to face Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Phillips kicked off the week with back-to-back absences from practice, so it looks like his status for Sunday's contest could come down to a game-time decision. Phillips is a versatile cornerback capable of both manning the slot and subbing into a regular defensive role, so Cincinnati's already undermanned secondary could have difficulty replacing him if he's forced to miss time.

October 29, 2020 05:56 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Not practicing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) was not spotted at Thursday's practice, Ben Baby of reports.

Phillips has now missed back-to-back practices due to a knee injury, seemingly putting his status for Week 8 in jeopardy. He'll only have one more chance to return to practice before Sunday's game against the Titans.

October 27, 2020 08:00 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Burned for game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips had an interception on the first defensive play of Sunday's loss to the Browns, but he then repeatedly got burned by Browns QB Baker Mayfield throughout the contest including on the game-winner to Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Phillips was pressed into a higher-leveraged role due to the absences of William Jackson (concussion) and Trae Waynes (pectoral), and unfortunately, it showed. Mayfield completed his final 22 real (there was one purposeful spike in there to stop the clock) pass attempts, despite missing Odell Beckham (knee) from early in the first quarter onward.

October 11, 2020 01:24 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Will man slot against Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips will start as Cincinnati's slot cornerback during Sunday's matchup against Baltimore, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Former Viking Mackensie Alexander (ribs) had been the Bengals' go-to option at nickelback over the first three games of the season, but he is considered doubtful for Week 5 after sitting out last Sunday's win over the Jaguars. Phillips has fielded at least 88 percent of Cincinnati's defensive snaps in every game this season, but this week he is being asked to shut down Ravens slot receivers as his primary responsibility. LeShaun Sims, meanwhile, has been pegged to start as a perimeter corner against Baltimore's 31st-ranked pass offense.

September 12, 2020 01:04 AM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Clean bill of health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's game versus the Chargers.

Phillips was limited in Thursday's practice but quickly shook off the issue, so he'll start against the Chargers in the first game of the season. He logged only 109 defensive snaps over eight games last season, and the Bengals were expected to start Trae Waynes (pectoral) this year, but Waynes was placed on IR. This could be a tough matchup for Phillips, especially if Mike Williams (shoulder) plays for the Chargers.

September 10, 2020 07:20 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Downgraded Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (knee) was downgraded to limited participation during Thursday's practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Phillips was fully healed from his lower-leg injury that he suffered in training camp, however, he appears to be dealing with a new issue. If the injury forces Phillips to miss Sunday's game against the Chargers, Mackensie Alexander would be in line to see an increased snap count.

September 9, 2020 06:56 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Ready to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (lower leg) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Phillips suffered the lower-leg injury in the late stages of training camp, but appears ready to rock for Week 1's matchup against the Chargers. Now healthy, the Western Michigan product is expected to handle a role at cornerback and in the return game for 2020.

August 30, 2020 06:24 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: No practice Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips (lower leg) is not participating in Sunday's scrimmage, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Morrison, who has not practiced since suffering a lower leg injury Friday, is doing rehab work on the side rather than taking the field for scrimmage reps. He's in the mix to earn a role at cornerback and in the return game.

August 28, 2020 06:48 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Lower leg issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips is day-to-day with a lower leg issue, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Phillips' status is especially noteworthy with Trae Waynes out for a good chunk of the season. The Bengals need to decide who will line up at corner opposite William Jackson III, with Mackensie Alexander usually lining up in the slot. LeShaun Sims is the other in-house alternative.

January 24, 2020 03:56 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Snags four picks in eight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips had five tackles (four solo) and four interceptions while returning 17 kicks for 373 yards in eight games this season.

It ended up being a remarkable season for Phillips, as he played only 109 defensive snaps but still managed to lead the team with four interceptions. The 24-year-old is under contract for 2020 and should enter training camp as a depth cornerback and return man.

December 29, 2019 12:08 PM
Bengals' Darius Phillips: Receiving first 2019 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Phillips will make his first start of the season Sunday against the Browns, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

The 24-year-old missed eight games in the middle of the season due to a knee injury, but he'll start at cornerback Sunday with Williams Jackson (shoulder) sidelined. Phillips has played only 56 defensive snaps through seven games in 2019, so the extended defensive reps should prove valuable for the 2018 fifth-round pick.

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Sun 09/13vs LACL 13-1601100100
Thu 09/17@ CLEL 30-3520200000
Sun 09/27@ PHIT 23-2331400100
Sun 10/04vs JACW 33-2521300000
Sun 10/11@ BALL 3-2700000200
Sun 10/18@ INDL 27-3140400000
Sun 10/25vs CLEL 34-3730301100
Sun 11/01vs TENW 31-2000000000
Sun 12/13vs DALL 7-3020200200
Mon 12/21vs PITW 27-1750500300
Sun 12/27@ HOUW 37-3172900220
Sun 01/03vs BALL 3-3812300000
Career Defensive Stats
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