In this week’s edition of ‘The 2019 Cincinnati Bengals can’t catch a break,’ the team will be down both of its starting cornerbacks for at least a couple of games.
We already knew Dre Kirkpatrick was going to miss about a month due to a hyperextended knee suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. However, an under-the-radar injury that occured in that game was fellow starting cornerback William Jackson having his shoulder knocked out of place before it was popped back in.
Turns out, that shoulder injury will cost Jackson several weeks of action, according to NFL Network reporter tom Pelissero.
More injury trouble for the depleted #Bengals defense: CB William Jackson is expected to miss at least a few weeks because of a shoulder injury, per source. Dre Kirkpatrick also sidelined by a knee injury. The hits keep coming.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 15, 2019
The Bengals will now have to hope Darqueze Dennard is able to come of PUP this week just to field a secondary against the Jaguars on Sunday. The only other cornerbacks on the roster are B.W. Webb, Torry McTyer and Tony McRae.
It’s pretty much a lock that Cincinnati adds at least one more corner, even if Dennard is brought off PUP, which is no guarantee anyhow.
Oh, and lest we forget Darius Phillips is on injured reserve, while Davontae Harris, a 2018 fifth-round pick, is now a starter for the Broncos after being waived by Cincinnati during final cuts this year.
This is some kind of season, folks.