The Bengals have already lost two of their first three draft picks this year to injury, and they may’ve just lost another.
Rookie receiver Tee Higgins suffered a hamstring injury on his 41-yard catch-and-run against the Ravens. According to the team, he’s questionable to return.
Injury Update: Tee Higgins is questionable to return with a left hamstring injury.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 3, 2021
Higgins needed that reception to break Cris Collinsworth’s record for most catches in by a rookie receiver. The yardage would’ve given Higgins the third-most yards by a Bengals rookie in team history as well.
Back in Week 13, Higgins injured his hamstring against the Miami Dolphins and has appeared on the injury report with that injury ever since, so this could just be him re-aggravating it. Regardless, it would be unlikely for Higgins to return to the field and break Collinsworth’s record. As of now, his 67 receptions has him tied with Collinsworth.
Alex Erickson came onto the field at slot receiver with Tyler Boyd moving to the outside to replace Higgins in the offense.
We will update this post when more information becomes available...