Defensive end Cam Sample suffered a hamstring injury on the drive and the team has declared him out for the remainder of the game.
Injury Update: No. 96 Cam Sample has a left hamstring injury. He has been declared out.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) December 26, 2021
Depth at defensive end was already limited for Cincinnati this week. Khalid Kareem isn’t playing due to a concussion, and Wyatt Ray is out with COVID-19. Sample and Noah Spence were the only active reserves today, so Spence will take on even more snaps behind starters Sam Hubbard and Trey Hendrickson. Those two will have to play more snaps as well as the Ravens look to keep pace.
Sample, a fourth-round pick from this year’s NFL, has played in 13 games for the Bengals this year. In 310 snaps entering this week, he’s recorded nine tackles, 1.5 sacks, and five quarterback hits.