According to Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer and Geoff Hobson at Bengals.com, Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was being treated for concussion-like symptoms following Cincinnati's 24-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.
Kirkpatrick played a team-high 61 snaps on defense, giving him a significant amount of work with Adam Jones and Brandon Ghee sitting with respective injuries.
And he got worked.
Though he led the team with eight tackles, Kirkpatrick was called for multiple pass interference infractions, allowed a touchdown to Dez Bryant, missed two tackles that converted a third down and allowed a touchdown respectively.
"He has to play and get a baptism under fire," said head coach Marvin Lewis via Fox Sports Ohio. "He didn’t get a chance to play a lot (last season). He didn’t play any last preseason, so he’s getting an opportunity to play and work to get better and improve on his technique and the things that he’s asked to do based on each coverage."
Kirkpatrick missed two games last year after suffering a concussion against the San Diego Chargers. He was placed on Injured Reserve later when problems with his knee re-surfaced.