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Bengals place Amani Bledsoe on COVID-19 list, elevate Kahlil McKenzie as replacement

Bledsoe was the NFL’s lone positive test from Saturday.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have made one final roster move before today’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Amani Bledsoe has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this morning. Kahlil McKenzie has been elevated from the practice squad to replace Bledsoe on the active roster for today.

Since McKenzie is considered a COVID-19 replacement, he will revert back to the practice squad on Monday.

According to multiple reports, Bledsoe was the only NFL player that tested positive for COVID-19 overnight and, through contact tracing, no high-risk close contacts were identified.

Bledsoe, a first-year player out of Oklahoma, has played in all 11 games with the Bengals this season after he was signed by the team on August, 15th. Since Sam Hubbard has returned to the field as a starter, Bledsoe has been rotating with Carl Lawson at right edge defender.

McKenzie, a second-year player out of Tennessee, has played in four games with the Bengals this season after he was signed by the team on August, 25th. He will ensure that the Bengals will have nine defensive lineman on the team’s active roster for today.