The Bengals’ already thin defense may have gotten just a little thinner. Safety Clayton Fejedelem left the Bengals vs. Saints game in the first half after getting accidentally kicked in the side by a fellow Bengals defender while pursuing a Saints runner out of bounds.
He spent a little time following the play on the sidelines with the trainers looking at his side. It is hard to tell the severity or even what exactly got hurt based on the angles, but he didn’t have much of a chance.
Fejedelem was heavily involved with the defense today as the Bengals have used plenty of three-safety sets. It is hard to tell if the Bengals will just go with more of a nickel defense with either Darius Phillips or Tony McRae in the mix. They could also potentially bring out Brandon Wilson as well. Darqueze Dennard is out with an injury at cornerback, which is one of many defensive injuries.
Either way the Bengals need to find a way to at least slow down the Saints offense.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.