Slot cornerback Mackensie Alexander left the game late in the first quarter. He ran off the field and was taken into the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. His return is questionable.
Injury Report: No. 21 Mackensie Alexander has been taken into the locker room to be evaluated for a possible concussion. His return is questionable.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 15, 2020
This is bad news for the Bengals. With Alexander out, the only cornerback they have left is Jalen Davis, who was activated off of the practice squad this week. Davis entered the game for Alexander.
Darius Phillips was placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Saturday and LeShaun Sims was declared out with a concussion of his own. Winston Rose and Brian Allen couldn’t play because they have been on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week.
On the first drive without Alexander, the Steelers scored on just three plays. Both William Jackson III and Tony Brown were beaten on the drive.
Alexander has played in six games for the Bengals this season at slot cornerback.