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Bengals DT Ryan Glasgow has season-ending knee injury; placed on IR

The Bengals suffer a big loss to their defensive line depth.

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The Bengals announced Wednesday that Ryan Glasgow was placed on injured reserve. The team also signed Adolphus Washington off the Cowboys’ practice squad to take Glasgow’s spot on Cincinnati’s 53-man roster.


Ryan Glasgow will miss the rest of the season due to an ACL tear.

That’s a really bad injury for a defensive lineman that can take over a year to fully come back from.

The Bengals are bracing for Ryan Glasgow to miss the remainder of the 2018 NFL season.

According to Ian Rapoport, Glasgow is feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Panthers.

Glasgow was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of the 31-21 defeat in Carolina. He appeared to get his knee caught in the turf as he was being blocked to the ground. He instantly was rolling around in pain and tossed his helmet to the side. He has since been seen wearing a knee brace while on crutches.

With the No. 138 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bengals took the former Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman in hopes of bolstering their front seven. Glasgow actually made the rare journey of going from college walk-on to NFL player. He spent five years in college (one redshirt) while playing 45 games with 33 starts.

As a rookie, Glasgow wound up appearing in all 16 games and even started one when Geno Atkins was battling a toe injury. He made 23 total tackles while playing in 412 defensive snaps. He finished with a solid 71.2 Pro Football Focus grade.

This year has been more of the same, as Glasgow has been a key lineman off the bench through the first three games. Losing him would be a big hit to the Bengals’ depth.

My guess is the Bengals will sign fifth-round rookie Andrew Brown off the practice squad if Glasgow ends up being placed on injured reserve.

We will update this post as more details come out.


Ryan Glasgow has since confirmed the news and spoke with the media about it:

Here’s to hoping for a speedy recovery.