When NFL teams report for training camp, there are always several players placed on various injury-related lists, and the Bengals are no different this year.
On Thursday, the Bengals made five active list player moves involving injured players:
- Sixth-year cornerback Darqueze Dennard, second-year cornerback Darius Phillips, third-year offensive guard Alex Redmond and rookie offensive tackle Jonah Williams were all placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.
- Rookie running back Rodney Anderson was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.
All five of the players moved to the lists above will continue to count against the team’s roster limit and can be activated to practice as soon as they are cleared medically.
Williams, the 11th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, is expected to miss the entire season after tearing his shoulder labrum.
Dennard, who was re-signed this offseason to a one-year deal, is expected to be Cincinnati’s primary slot cornerback this upcoming season. It’s unclear how serious his injury is and when he could return.
Anderson, a sixth-round pick out of Oklahoma, is recovering from a torn ACL suffered last year while playing for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Redmond, who was Cincinnati’s starting right guard last season, was essentially replaced with the addition of John Miller this offseason. Redmond is also suspended for the first four games for a PED violation, so the last thing he needs is an injury and missed practice time
Phillips, a fifth-round pick out of Western Michigan in the 2018 draft, is competing for one of the final cornerback spots on the 53-man roster.