The Bengals have a number of key players on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list prior to the start of training camp, and another name has been added to the list.
Offensive lineman Mike Pollak has been placed on the Active PUP list, pushing the number to 10 players. That list now includes Geno Atkins, Leon Hall and Kevin Huber.
All 10 players count against the team’s roster limit and can be activated to practice as soon as they are medically cleared.
Ironically, it was because of his teammates' injuries that Pollak became a pivotal player for the Bengals after being a seldom-used backup at the start the 2013 season.
Because of injuries to both Kevin Zeitler and Clint Boling at different points last year, Pollak got extensive playing time. He got five starts and had a +6.2 grade by Pro Football Focus. He can play both guard spots and will solidify what was one of the best offensive lines in the league in 2013.
Pollak suffered a knee injury during offseason workouts that was believed to be minor, but led to him miss all of the OTA sessions.