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Tee Higgins sustains minor injury

The hope is Higgins won’t be out very long.

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The Bengals are now into their third week of training camp, though we won’t see fully-padded practices until August 17th.

But even with lighter practices for the time being, there’s still going to be injuries, and it sounds like Tee Higgins now has one.

On Thursday, Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd revealed that Higgins suffered an injury that will keep him sidelined for a few practices. The rookie will hopefully be back for the first padded practice next Monday.

Bengals.com‘s Geoff Hobson added this:

Boyd alluded to rookie Tee Higgins being slightly behind because he’s sitting out of practice with what Boyd indicated was a minor injury. It’s believed Higgins tweaked a hamstring but it’s not considered serious and he should be back out there soon.

Higgins was the Bengals’ second-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft following a standout career with the Clemson Tigers, where he totaled 135 career receptions for 2,448 yards and 27 touchdowns (tied school record). He caught 59 passes for 1,167 yards and 13 scores for Clemson in 2019 en route to their run to the national title game, where they lost to Burrow and the LSU Tigers.

“When I went down to Clemson’s pro day with a couple of our coaches — it was really the last day before everything got shut down — I got a chance to meet with (Clemson head coach Dabo) Swinney for about an hour. We really talked specifically about Tee (Higgins). He just raved about him and the energy he’s going to bring to the receiver room,” head coach Zac Taylor said of Higgins when the Bengals made him the 33rd overall pick. “He’s the same guy every single day, so again, we’re just going to keep adding weapons as best we can, and he’s certainly a weapon we get to add to our arsenal.”

With John Ross also out while he tends to his son who has contracted the coronavirus, the Bengals’ deep receiver group is now getting a little thin. The good news is Boyd, A.J. Green, Auden Tate and Alex Erickson are still able to go, as is 2019 undrafted free agent Stanley Morgan, who appeared in 11 games last year and became a key special teams contributor.