The Bengals can’t catch a break on the injury front, especially in the secondary.
The latest player to go down is cornerback Chykie Brown, who suffered a knee injury in the first half of Sunday’s game in Baltimore. Brown injured his knee while running down the field as a gunner on punt coverage.
After the play, the former Ravens player and draft pick was writhing in pain on the ground for several minutes before he was eventually carted back to the locker room. Almost as soon as he left on the cart, the Bengals announced that he was out for the rest of the game with a knee injury.
Brown, who is classified as a fifth-year NFL player, has appeared in just five games this season. He has made just one tackle this season while being a gameday inactive in six games. When active, Brown has played mostly special teams and rarely seen any defensive snaps.
With Brown done for the day, Cincinnati is now down to Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick, Darqueze Dennard, and rookie Keivarae Russell.
Joshua Shaw can’t play cornerback right now since he’s the starting safety in place of the injured Shawn Williams and Derron Smith. If Shaw were to move back down to corner, that means rookie Clayton Fejedelem would be one of the top two safeties on the team.