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Bengals clear Darius Phillips to practice

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The Bengals have now designated the maximum number of players to return from the Reserve/Injured list.

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The Bengals have now designated two players to return from the Reserve/Injured list by clearing CB Darius Phillips to return to practice today.

Phillips has been on the R/I list since September 26th with a knee injury he suffered against the Bills back in Week 3. He was originally eligible to return last week after eight weeks had passed since he was placed on the R/I list. Since John Ross III had previously been cleared for practice, Phillips becomes the second and final player the Bengals could’ve designate for return from the R/I list this season. Players such as Ryan Glasgow and Kerry Wynn will now officially miss the rest of the season.

Today starts a 21-day period during which Phillips may practice with the team without counting against the 53-player active roster. He is eligible to be activated to the roster as soon as next week because he will have missed the required minimum of eight games since being placed on the R/I list to return.