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Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick hits the locker room with shoulder injury

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Kirkpatrick has been banged up throughout the season.

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Dre Kirkpatrick has had a few issues staying healthy this season, but it appears he may have a new injury to worry about as he exits the field late in the first quarter against the Browns.

The Bengals have since announced Kirkpatrick is questionable to return with a shoulder injury.

The play came as Kirkpatrick tried to punish Jarvis Landry for tiptoeing along the sideline, but instead he appeared to take the worst of it. Kirkpatrick has been dealing with an ankle injury for a good portion of this season, and at times he has played through that.

The most notable play Kirkpatrick was involved on was when he drew an offensive pass interference call against Rashad Higgins in the first quarter.

Given the point in the season the injury is occurring, you have to wonder if he will even return to the game or next week even. The Bengals may use this as an excuse to give more reps to rookie cornerback Darius Phillips, who has seen some extended reps at points this season.