Just as Darius Phillips’ promising second season was getting started, it has hit a major bump in the road.
The Bengals today placed Phillips on the Reserve/Injured list with a knee injury and subsequently signed CB Torry McTyer off of the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad.
Phillips was coming off a game where he recorded his first career interception. He had played in all three games for the Bengals this season and had one tackle and an interception on defense, and six kickoff returns for 137 yards (22.8).
The Bengals don’t view Phillips’ injury as season-ending and hope to bring him back after eight weeks, per Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic.
There is a slice of good news with the #Bengals Darius Phillips injury. The club doesn’t view it as season-ending. They view him as an IR-return candidate and likely good to come back in 8 weeks.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 26, 2019
McTyer is a third-year player out of Nevada-Las Vegas, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2017. He stayed with the Dolphins through the 2019 preseason before he was waived at final cuts. The Chiefs signed him to their practice squad before the season began. He has played in 22 career games, and has 30 tackles and three passes defensed.
With Phillips out for now, this is the current crop of cornerbacks the Bengals have on their active roster:
- William Jackson III
- Dre Kirkpatrick
- Tony McRae
- Greg Mabin
- Torry McTyer
- B.W. Webb (currently injured)