Cincinnati Bengals

Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium | Coach: Marvin Lewis
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th104.5 (17th)247.0 (17th)
Defense27th70.5 (3rd)332.0 (30th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
97Atkins, Geno DT6-13003/28/19889Georgia
30Bates, Jessie DB6-12002/26/1997RWake Forest
25Bernard, Giovani RB5-920511/22/19916North Carolina
99Billings, Andrew DT6-13253/6/19953Baylor
65Boling, Clint T6-53055/9/19898Georgia
83Boyd, Tyler WR6-220311/15/19943Pittsburgh
52Brown, Preston LB6-125510/27/19925Louisville
4Bullock, Randy K5-921012/16/19897Texas A&M
33Carson, Tra RB5-1122810/24/19922Texas A&M
16Core, Cody WR6-32104/17/19943Ole Miss
14Dalton, Andy QB6-222010/29/19878TCU
21Dennard, Darqueze DB5-1120010/10/19915Michigan State
6Driskel, Jeff QB6-42334/23/19933Louisiana Tech
96Dunlap, Carlos DE6-62802/28/19899Florida
85Eifert, Tyler TE6-62559/8/19906Notre Dame
12Erickson, Alex WR6-019511/6/19923Wisconsin
50Evans, Jordan LB6-32421/27/19952Oklahoma
42Fejedelem, Clayton SAF6-02056/2/19933Illinois
74Fisher, Jake T6-63054/23/19934Oregon
98Glasgow, Ryan DT6-33009/30/19932Michigan
77Glenn, Cordy T6-63459/18/19897Georgia
18Green, A.J. WR6-42107/31/19888Georgia
46Harris, Clark LS6-52507/10/198410Rutgers
68Hart, Bobby T6-53188/21/19944Florida State
66Hopkins, Trey G6-33167/6/19923Texas
94Hubbard, Sam DE6-52656/29/1995ROhio State
10Huber, Kevin P6-12107/16/198510Cincinnati
22Jackson, William CB6-019610/27/19923Houston
45Jefferson, Malik LB6-224111/15/1996RTexas
90Johnson, Michael DE6-72802/7/198710Georgia Tech
27Kirkpatrick, Dre DB6-219610/26/19897Alabama
81Kroft, Tyler TE6-625210/15/19924Rutgers
58Lawson, Carl DE6-22656/29/19952Auburn
80Malone, Josh WR6-32083/21/19962Tennessee
29McRae, Tony CB5-101855/3/19932North Carolina A&T
28Mixon, Joe RB6-12207/24/19962Oklahoma
56Nickerson, Hardy LB6-02351/5/19942Illinois
70Ogbuehi, Cedric T6-53084/25/19924Texas A&M
23Phillips, Darius CB5-101906/26/1995RWestern Michigan
53Price, Billy C6-430810/11/1994ROhio State
62Redmond, Alex G6-53101/18/19952UCLA
57Rey, Vincent LB6-02409/6/19878Duke
15Ross, John WR5-1119011/27/19942Washington
86Schreck, Mason TE6-525211/4/19932Buffalo
19Tate, Auden WR6-52282/3/1997RFlorida State
91Tupou, Josh DT6-33455/2/19942Colorado
87Uzomah, C.J. TE6-62651/14/19934Auburn
59Vigil, Nick LB6-22408/20/19933Utah State
32Walton, Mark RB5-102023/29/1997RMiami (FL)
63Westerman, Christian G6-33052/23/19933Arizona State
36Williams, Shawn DB6-02125/13/19916Georgia
75Willis, Jordan DE6-42755/2/19952Kansas State
40Wilson, Brandon DB5-102007/27/19942Houston
Injured Players
82Carter, Cethan (IR) FB6-32459/5/19932Nebraska
35Harris, Davontae (IR) CB5-112051/21/1995RIllinois State
41Henderson, Trayvon (IR) DB6-02088/15/1995RHawaii
26Shaw, Josh (IR) CB6-12003/27/19924USC
64Taylor, Rod (IR) G6-332010/26/1994ROle Miss
Practice Squad
49Boehringer, Moritz TE6-424310/16/19931No College
93Brown, Andrew DT6-329612/30/1995RVirginia
34Flowers, Quinton RB5-1021412/2/1994RSouth Florida
88Franks, Jordan TE6-42322/1/1996RUCF
24Goodwin, C.J. DB6-31902/4/19903California (PA)
 Hackenberg, Christian QB6-42282/14/19953Penn State
61Lundblade, Brad C6-32959/21/1995ROklahoma State
76Perkins, Kent T6-531411/19/19941Texas
20Russell, KeiVarae CB5-1119610/19/19933Notre Dame
17Whitfield, Kermit WR5-819210/8/19931Florida State
47Worley, Chris LB6-12389/15/1995ROhio State
Suspended Players
55Burfict, Vontaze LB6-12559/24/19907Arizona State
 
 
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Position Listing
Brad Lundblade
No Updates
Moritz Boehringer
News
Boehringer was signed by the Bengals on Tuesday, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.

The 2016 sixth-round pick has spent the last two seasons on the Vikings' practice squad, but without a regular-season game under his belt, he'll look for a fresh start with the Bengals. The German wideout is part of the league's International Player Pathway program, which allows players from overseas to be on an NFL roster until the end of training camp. Standing at 6-foot-4, 227 pounds, and running a 4.43 40-yard dash at Florida Atlantic's 2016 pro day, Boehringer holds the raw talent to make an NFL roster, and it'll be up to the Bengals to convert that into a 53-man asset.

KeiVarae Russell
News
Russell (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com

Russell is one of the Bengals' newest additions, but it appears as though he'll be active for Sunday's game against the Browns. He'll likely serve as a depth option in the secondary unless he's made a healthy inactive.

Malik Jefferson
No Updates
Josh Shaw
News
Shaw (undisclosed) was released from the Bengals' injured reserve on Thursday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Shaw ended up on Cincinnati's injured reserve after being waived/injured with an undisclosed injury. Now, upon reaching an injury settlement with the Bengals, Shaw will be an unrestricted free agent.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 3 at Carolina
Jeff Driskel
News
Driskel is left as the Bengals' backup quarterback after Matt Barkley (knee) was placed on injured reserve, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Given that he completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 7.7 yards per attempt during the preseason, Driskel might have won the job even if Barkley hadn't injured his knee. It still isn't a situation that would inspire any confidence in the event of an Andy Dalton injury.

Josh Tupou
News
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.

Cedric Ogbuehi
News
The Bengals don't intend to exercise Ogbuehi's fifth-year option for 2019, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports.

This comes as no surprise given Ogbuehi's struggles since being selected with the 21st overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Currently set to enter the 2018 season in a backup role, Ogbuehi will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year.

Kermit Whitfield
News
Whitfield signed a reserve/future contract with the Bengals on Monday, Laurel Pfahler of the Dayton Daily News reports.

At 5-foot-8 and 184 pounds, Whitfield, who went undrafted out of Florida State in 2017, projects as a slot man at the NFL level. He'll be evaluated during the Bengals' offseason program but faces long odds to make the squad's Week 1 roster in 2018.

Jessie Bates
News
With the Bengals releasing safety George Iloka, Bates is likely to begin the year as the Bengals' starting free safety, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

Bates brings both excellent speed and above-average ball skills to the table. He's tentatively slated to start alongside Shawn Williams as the last line of defense in the Bengals secondary.

Geno Atkins
News
Atkins notched five total tackles and two sacks in the Bengals' 34-23 win over the Ravens.

Atkins looked dominant in Week 2, overpowering Baltimore's offensive line and sacking quarterback Joe Flacco twice for a total loss of six yards. The star defensive tackle will look to benefit from a long week of rest before suiting up against the Panthers next Sunday.

A.J. Green
News
Green hauled in five of nine targets for 69 yards and three touchdowns in the Bengals' 34-23 win over the Ravens on Thursday.

The perennial Pro Bowler was at his best over the first two quarters, bringing in a trio of touchdowns that put his diverse skill set on display. Green utilized raw speed to get to the right corner of the end zone for his first score from four yards out, and he employed both his strength and speed to break a tackle and race into the end zone for a 32-yard score later in the first quarter. The eight-year pro then flashed his solid route running and hands on a perfectly timed curl route to haul in a seven-yard scoring dart just beyond the left pylon in the second quarter. Green already has four touchdowns over his first two games, bringing in 11 of 17 targets along the way. He'll look to continue his early-season success versus the Panthers in Week 3.

Clint Boling
News
Boling (shoulder) played in Friday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.

Boling's shoulder injury seems to be a thing of the past at the moment. The 28-year-old is vying for a starting spot along the Cincinnati offensive line, and his health moving forward will likely have a major impact.

Preston Brown
News
Brown (ankle) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Brown is still recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in the first half of Week 1's victory over the Colts. The Bengals' linebacker corps enters Thursday Night Football without two starters, given that Brown and Vontaze Burfict (suspension) are both out. Backup Hardy Nickerson should receive a large defensive workload against Baltimore.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 3 at Carolina
Christian Hackenberg
News
Hackenberg was signed to the Bengals' practice squad on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

Hackenberg spent the offseason in Philadelphia but failed to secure a spot on the 53-man roster. The former 2016 second-round selection will now join his fourth different team.

Quinton Flowers
No Updates
Trey Hopkins
News
Hopkins is listed as the Bengals' starting right guard on their initial depth chart, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

Hopkins earned significant playing time last season before missing time with a knee injury. Alex Redmond and Christian Westerman are currently his competition for the job.

Jordan Franks
No Updates
Hardy Nickerson
News
Nickerson had eight tackles (five solo) and a pass defensed in Thursday's victory against Baltimore.

Nickerson received the start at middle linebacker with Preston Brown (ankle) sidelined, and played all but one defensive snap in his absence. Brown will have additional time to recuperate for Week 3, and his availability should be the deciding factor in Nickerson's workload next week.

Dre Kirkpatrick
News
Kirkpatrick (concussion) was a full participant at Friday's practice and is expected to play Sunday against the Lions.

Kirkpatrick has cleared the league's concussion protocol after missing the Bengals' past two games due to his head injury. He'll return to the starting lineup at cornerback across from William Jackson III in Week 16.

Joe Mixon
News
Saturday's procedure to remove a small particle from Mixon's knee reportedly went well, according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com.

While a specific timetable has yet to be confirmed by the team, initial reports suggested a two-week recovery period for Mixon. With that in mind, Giovani Bernard is in line to see added work in the Bengals' backfield, beginning Sunday against the Panthers. Tra Carson and Mark Walton are also on hand for backup/complementary duty.

Injury
Knee - Out for Week 3 at Carolina
Billy Price
News
Price sustained a right ankle sprain in Thursday's win over the Ravens, kat reports.Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com

Price played 19 offensive snaps prior to being ruled out with the injury. The severity of the sprain remains unclear, but the 22-year-old will have a few extra days to rest up before Week 3. Trey Hopkins should fill in at center if Price is forced to miss any time.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 3 at Carolina
Carl Lawson
News
Lawson had 2.5 of the Bengals' six sacks against the Bills in Sunday's preseason win.

The Bengals first defensive unit had their way against the Bills' starting OL, recording five of their six sacks in the first half. Lawson, Andrew Billings, Geno Atkins and Jordan Willis were particularly effective in their pass rush Sunday.

Jordan Evans
News
Evans suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against Detroit Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Evans collided with fellow linebacker Vontaze Burfict and was on the ground motionless for a short period. He will almost certainly enter the concussion protocol and is at best questionable for Week 17 at Baltimore.

Darqueze Dennard
News
Dennard racked up 85 tackles, two sacks, six pass breakups, two interceptions and one touchdown over 16 games in 2017.

Dennard has mostly underperformed since the Bengals selected him in the first round of the 2014 draft. However, it looked like he finally turned the corner of his professional career in 2017, ultimately earning Pro Football Focus' 23rd-highest grade among cornerbacks (out of 120 qualifiers). Furthermore, his 85 tackles were tied for 13th among all defensive backs, placing him right on the IDP radar ahead of the 2018 season.

Clayton Fejedelem
News
Fejedelem replaced the ejected Shawn Williams in the first quarter Sunday and responded with 10 tackles (nine solo), a forced fumble and a return of that fumble for a touchdown to seal off a win for the Bengals.

Fejedelem probably won't replace Williams - in fact, many of his tackles occurred after he was beat in coverage. But after recording only 57 tackles last season, he's already off to a bigger start this year.

Christian Westerman
News
Westerman (back) does not appear on the injury report ahead of Sunday's season opener against the Colts, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Westerman injured his back in the Bengals' third preseason game, but the offensive lineman's absence from the injury report suggests he's all set to take the field in Sunday's season opener against the Colts.

Brandon Wilson
News
Wilson (hamstring) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Wilson was forced to sit out Week 14's game against the Bears due to a hamstring injury. The safety was signed off the Bengals' practice squad in early November and is mainly a contributor on special teams.

Andrew Brown
News
Brown (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Brown missed just under two weeks for undisclosed reasons. The rookie fifth-round pick will need to make up for lost time, as there are only two preseason games remaining before final roster cuts. Should he make the team, Brown projects as a depth defensive lineman.

Kent Perkins
No Updates
Bobby Hart
News
Hart allowed two sacks against the Colts' Margus Hunt in Week 1, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The right side of the Bengals' offensive line remains a question mark. Teammate Alex Redmond also struggled at right guard. The competition only gets tougher Thursday night against the Ravens.

Mark Walton
News
Walton could have a role in the Bengals offense during Joe Mixon's (knee) absence, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.

Mixon is slated for a two-week absence due to his incoming arthroscopic knee surgery, opening the door for Giovani Bernard to lead the Cincinnati backfield for a spell. The aforementioned duo each earned 39 (of 76) offensive snaps Thursday against the Ravens, so opportunity awaits Walton, who was inactive in the same contest. A 2018 fourth-round pick, Walton racked up a pitiful 21 yards on 22 carries during the preseason, which should prompt a wait-and-see approach with the rookie.

Vontaze Burfict
News
Burfict (ankle, suspension) still isn't practicing, Jay Morrison of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

Burfict is unlikely to play in the Bengals' two remaining preseason games because of the injury, in addition to him missing the first four games of the regular season due to the suspension.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 vs. Miami
Tony McRae
News
McRae (hand) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play Sunday against the Colts, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

McRae was practicing in a limited fashion until he was full speed Friday. The 25-year-old showed enough in preseason to make the 53-man roster, but he'll be used mainly in a special teams role.

Tyler Boyd
News
Boyd hauled in six of nine targets for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' 34-23 win over the Ravens on Thursday.

Boyd's reception and receiving yardage totals paced the team on the night, even as he was mostly overshadowed by teammate A.J. Green's three-touchdown tally. However, the 23-year-old's performance was just as encouraging in its own way, given the considerable downturn he saw in 2017 (22-225-2). Boyd is currently outperforming the more heralded John Ross while also starting alongside Green as the No. 2 receiver. He'll look to continue the strong start to 2018 versus the Panthers in Week 3.

Andrew Billings
News
Billings had 1.5 sacks in Sunday's preseason win over the Bills.

Billings was a force on Sunday, combining with Carl Lawson and crew to total six sacks overall. He should play a much bigger role for the team this year after being limited last year. The release of Chris Baker makes it obvious that Billings will play often in 2018.

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

Tate and Cody Core (back) are inactive for Week 1, which will bump Alex Erickson to the No. 5 wide receiver role. It's not a good sign for Tate, who was selected in the seventh round of April's draft, as this may be a consistent role for him.

William Jackson
News
Jackson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Jackson has seen an increased workload since Adam Jones (groin) was placed on injured reserve. In his last four games, he's accrued 12 tackles (nine solo) and six pass breakups. If Jackson is unable to play Sunday, expect Tony McRae to see an increased workload in his place.

Alex Redmond
News
Redmond has been sharing some first-team reps at right guard with Trey Hopkins, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

Both the right guard and right tackle positions are up for grabs for the Bengals. Hopkins is still listed as the starter on the depth chart, but Redmond got some playing time last year and the team likes his aggression.

Jake Fisher
News
Both the starting right guard and right tackle jobs are up for grabs during training camp, though Fisher presumably is the leading candidate to start at right tackle, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Saturday was the first day of full pads for the Bengals' training camp. The Bengals' offensive line was a major liability last season, and they picked up a new left tackle in Cordy Glenn and a new center in rookie Billy Price, but less has been said about the right side of the line, which wasn't all that great either.

Ryan Glasgow
News
The Bengals selected Glasgow in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 138th overall.

Glasgow is one of the least-visible contributors from Michigan's suffocating 2016 defense, but he was still a significant part of the Wolverines' dominant run defense. He has good quickness at 6-foot-3, 302 pounds and should give Cincinnati useful rotational snaps at tackle.

Rod Taylor
News
Taylor (knee) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, according to the league's official transaction log.

Taylor tore the ACL in his right knee during the opening week of training camp and is likely sidelined until next spring.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Tra Carson
News
Carson beat out Brian Hill for the final spot at running back, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

With Joe Mixon, Giovani Bernard and Mark Walton (shoulder) all locked into spots, Carson and Hill were left to compete for a single job. Carson doesn't figure to have much of a role in the offense, but the Bengals may keep him active for Week 1 against the Colts if they expect him to contribute on special teams.

Chris Worley
No Updates
Mason Schreck
News
Schreck (knee) was practicing at Bengals' training camp Monday.

Schreck sustained a knee injury in the preseason last year and was subsequently placed on injured reserve, but he's apparently healthy to start 2018 training camp. The 24-year-old will need to make quite an impression in training camp to earn the No. 3 tight end role and a spot on the 53-man roster.

Randy Bullock
News
The Bengals signed Bullock to a two-year contract extension Tuesday.

A fifth-round pick in 2012, Bullock bounced around the league to limited success over his first six seasons, suiting up for five different teams while converting only 83 of 102 field-goal attempts (81.4 percent). He appeared to get comfortable in Cincinnati last season, however, nailing 18 of 20 attempts from the field and 31 of 33 extra-point tries to retain the kicking job in 2018. With Bullock having made all 12 of his kicks through the first two weeks of the current campaign, the Bengals opted to reward him with an extension that will keep him under contract through 2020. The Cincinnati offense appears to be on the rise again after an underwhelming 2017 season, making Bullock a decent fantasy option, at least in venues where weather isn't an issue.

Sam Hubbard
News
Hubbard had three tackles (one solo) and a sack in Thursday's 34-23 win over Baltimore.

Hubbard played only one defensive snap against Buffalo in Week 1, but he was able to record his first career sack after Michael Johnson exited early in Thursday's game with a knee injury. The rookie third-round pick played 50 of 85 defensive snaps against the Ravens, and he should have increased opportunities with Johnson likely sidelined for a few weeks.

Jordan Willis
News
Willis notched his third preseason sack Sunday against the Redskins, drawing the attention of teammate Vontaze Burfict, the Bengals' official site reports. "They come off the edge, they don't even think about it," Burfict raved. "Just go after it. They're young, hungry, and fast. Jordan (Willis) is going to be somebody to reckon with. He comes off the edge fast."

Burfict also praised teammates Carl Lawson and Chris Smith in the context of that quote. Willis, a third-round pick from Kansas State, had the quickest 40-yard dash among DL at the combine in 4.53 seconds. The Bengals emphasized getting more speed on the defensive line, with positive results so far.

Tyler Eifert
News
Eifert secured two of four targets for 23 yards in the Bengals' 34-23 win over the Ravens on Thursday.

Eifert ended up playing on a robust 49 snaps (64 percent), but he was outproduced by position mate C.J. Uzomah despite the latter logging 12 fewer plays overall. Of considerably more importance is the fact that Eifert has made it through the first two games of the season without so much as a nick, as the oft-injured tight end's health is of paramount concern given last season's back surgery. The 28-year-old will look to improve on his current 5-67 line when the Bengals face off with the Panthers in Week 3.

Cody Core
News
Core (back) is inactive for Thurday's game against Baltimore, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Core was also inactive for the team's season-opening victory over the Colts. The 24-year-old was likely to only see snaps on special teams, so his absence shouldn't have a significant impact on either team's skill position players.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 3 at Carolina
Josh Malone
News
Malone had three catches for 41 yards Thursday against the Bears in the Bengals' preseason opener.

Malone showed well in his attempt to lock down a rotation spot in the Bengals' wide receiver corps. Rookie Auden Tate also had a good showing, so the battle for the fourth spot is hardly finished.

Cordy Glenn
News
Glenn (shoulder) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Glenn suffered this injury during the third preseason game against the Bills. He'll be ready to start at left tackle Sunday against the Colts.

Andy Dalton
News
Dalton completed 24 of 42 passes for 265 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bengals' 34-23 win over the Ravens on Thursday.

As his numbers imply, Dalton was brilliant, particularly during a first half when he connected with A.J. Green for touchdowns of four, 32 and seven yards. He notched his fourth and final score of the contest before halftime as well, hitting Tyler Boyd from 14 yards out with 2:58 remaining in the second quarter to give the Bengals a seemingly commanding 28-7 lead at the time. Through two games, Dalton now has an impressive 6:1 TD:INT to go along with 508 yards, numbers he'll look to continue building on against the Panthers in Week 3.

Michael Johnson
News
Johnson (knee) is expected to be out a few weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Johnson sustained the injury during Thursday's game against the Ravens and left the contest after playing only four snaps. The injury is believed to be a sprained left MCL, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. Jordan Willis and Sam Hubbard should see increased workloads in his absence.

Injury
Knee - Out for Week 3 at Carolina
Shawn Williams
News
Williams logged one interception and one sack in the Bengals' 34-23 victory over the Ravens on Thursday.

Williams additionally forced one fumble and accumulated eight combined tackles. The 27-year-old's impressive defensive performance was key in securing Cincinnati's victory over Baltimore. Williams will once again suit up as the Bengals' starting strong safety against the Panthers in Week 3.

C.J. Uzomah
News
Uzomah secured three of four targets for 45 yards in the Bengals' 34-23 win over the Ravens on Thursday.

Although he was outpaced by starter Tyler Eifert by 12 snaps Thursday, Uzomah was the more productive of the two. The fourth-year pro showed some upside as a pass catcher two seasons ago with a 25-234-1 line over 10 games, and with the Bengals looking to preserve the injury-prone Eifert for all 16 games, Uzomah could see his fair share of playing time and targets between the 20s throughout the campaign.

C.J. Goodwin
News
Goodwin was waived by the Giants on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Goodwin was claimed by the Giants less than two weeks ago, but it appears he failed to impress enough to stick around long. If he goes unclaimed, he'll be a free agent and can sign with any team.

Giovani Bernard
News
Bernard is in line for added work in the next two weeks, with Adam Schefter of ESPN reporting that Bernard's teammate, Joe Mixon, is slated to have his knee scoped.

If available, Bernard merits an immediate pickup by those looking for short-term running back help. Additionally, he could end up being a nice DFS value play in Week 3, if the price is right.

Alex Erickson
News
Erickson signed a two-year contract extension Saturday, the Bengals' official site reports.

Erickson is now signed with the Bengals through the 2020 season. The 25-year-old accumulated 663 kick return yards and 278 punt return yards in 2017, in addition to logging 12 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown. Erickson stands to resume his role as Cincinnati's top return man this season, but could see less work in three-wideout sets with John Ross posed for increased snaps.

Kevin Huber
News
Huber signed a three-year contract extension with the Bengals on Wednesday, Jim Owczarski of Cincinnati.com reports.

Huber has spent his entire nine-season career in Cincy and is now set to remain there through his age-35 season. The veteran averaged a respectable 46.6 yards per punt last season while downing 32 punts within the 20-yard line, his most since 2012.

Carlos Dunlap
News
Dunlap was the center of a controversy Sunday against the Colts for his hit against Andrew Luck that was ruled roughing the passer due to his, "full body weight on top of Luck," as Lance McAlister of WLW 700 reports.

This was the second of two weak penalties called against Dunlap (the other where he hit Luck on the foot as part of a pass rush, that was ruled a late hit). The first penalty allowed for the Colts to kick a field goal right before halftime, the latter he essentially wiped out by recording another sack that took the Colts deep enough that they missed the ensuing field goal attempt.

John Ross
News
Ross was held to one catch for eight yards on four targets, along with one carry for minus-three yards in Thursday's win over the Ravens.

Meanwhile, Tyler Boyd had a big day in the slot. It's only two games, but so far Ross is profiling as a boom-or-bust type of player, with limited opportunities to boom.

Vincent Rey
News
Rey (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Rey injured his ankle in the preseason opener and proceeded to miss the remainder of the exhibition slate. However, his full participation in Wednesday's practice suggests the linebacker is now back to normal, fully on track to suit up for Sunday's season opener against the Colts.

Darius Phillips
No Updates
Davontae Harris
News
Harris missed Sunday's game against the Bills with a knee injury.

Harris, a fifth-round rookie out of Illinois State, will hope to get healthy in time for the Bengals' final preseason game against the Colts on Thursday. As long as he is out, expect C.J. Goodwin and Tony McRae to provide depth for the Bengals at cornerback.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Cethan Carter
News
Carter (arm) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

Carter injured his arm during Thursday's preseason finale. It's unlikely that Carter was going to beat out the likes of C.J. Uzomah or Mason Schreck for a reserve gig anyhow. Carter will be eligible to return after Week 8, but the odds of that happening seem unlikely.

Injury
Arm - Injured Reserve
Clark Harris
No Updates
Nick Vigil
News
Vigil posted nine tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed in Thursday's win over the Ravens.

Vigil led the Bengals in tackles for the second straight game, once again playing every defensive snap. The 25-year-old has 20 tackles (17 solo) through Week 2 and has performed well while fellow starting linebackers Vontaze Burfict (ankle, suspension) and Preston Brown (ankle) are sidelined.

Tyler Kroft
News
Kroft had two catches for 11 yards in the Bengals' win over

On the bright side, Kroft doubled his snap count from 17 to 34. On the increasingly dour side, he was in there to block on many of those snaps, and third string tight end C.J. Uzomah was more active in the passing game. Kroft is waiver bait unless and until Tyler Eifert gets hurt again.

Trayvon Henderson
News
The Bengals placed Henderson (knee) on injured reserve Saturday.

Henderson had a solid preseason, making one tackle for a loss and one sack in the finale. The undrafted rookie was expected to win the starting safety position, but now he'll likely be out for the season unless he reaches an injury settlement with Cincinnati.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve