The Bengals will be without slot receiver Jordan Shipley for the rest of the season because of a knee injury, coach Marvin Lewis confirmed at his press conference on Monday.
Shipley was splitting No. 3 receiver duties with Andre Caldwell before the injury. The Texas product caught 52 passes as a rookie last year, but his role appeared to be decreasing this year. A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson are the team’s starters.
The young wide receiver group is one of Cincinnati’s strengths on offense. Losing Shipley hurts the team’s depth, but Caldwell has a similar skill set.