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To overcome damaged vocal cords, Steve DeBerg had a speaker on his shoulder pads

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will play today, a week after suffering a throat contusion that sent him to the hospital. He spent the week on “voice rest,” and it remains to be seen whether his voice holds up when it’s time to call plays in the huddle and shout signals at the line, especially in [more]

NFL Week Six injury report roundup: DeAndre Hopkins in, Nick Chubb out for Sunday

Week Six of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Buccaneers and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Joe Mixon listed as questionable, Joe Burrow off injury report

The Bengals got running back Joe Mixon back for a limited practice session on Friday and they hope to have him in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Lions. Mixon has been listed as questionable with an ankle injury. He didn’t practice on Thursday, but was able to work on a limited basis on [more]

“Hard to say” if Taylor Decker will play for Lions this week

The Lions designated tackle Taylor Decker for return from injured reserve this week, but it’s not clear if that return will come on Sunday. Decker has been practicing with the team for the first time since the August finger injury that landed him on injured reserve and head coach Dan Campbell said Friday, via Dave [more]

Bengals activate Jackson Carman off COVID-19 list

The Bengals are getting a boost to their offensive line for this weekend’s game against Detroit. Cincinnati announced that the team has activated guard Jackson Carman off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. Carman went on the list on Monday. But, per Jay Morrison of, Carman was asymptomatic and because he’s vaccinated, he was able [more]

Lions place Corey Ballentine on injured reserve

The Lions have had several injury issues through the first few weeks of the season and now have another. Detroit announced on Friday morning that the team has placed cornerback Corey Ballentine on injured reserve. Ballentine joined the Lions in September when the club claimed him off waivers from the Jets. Ballentine has appeared in [more]

Bengals claim Tre Flowers off waivers

The Bengals have a new cornerback. Cincinnati has claimed Tre Flowers off waivers from Seattle, the team announced on Thursday. Flowers started the first three games of the season but was then relegated to special teams duty for Seattle’s last two games. He then asked to be waived from the club, a request the Seahawks [more]

Joe Mixon did not practice on Thursday

The Bengals could have an issue in their backfield for Sunday’s game against the Lions. With backup running back Samaje Perine placed on the COVID-19 list earlier this week, starter Joe Mixon (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. Mixon has been dealing with the injury for the last week. He didn’t practice at all in [more]

Lions designate Taylor Decker, Kevin Strong to return from IR

Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker practiced Wednesday and could play Sunday. “We’ll just see where Decker goes and how he feels and just take it from there,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “But at least we can start working with him, on the field, true football.” Decker [more]

Joe Burrow is on “voice rest” this week

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was taken to the hospital last Sunday because he was having trouble speaking after an overtime loss to the Packers and needed to be evaluated for a throat contusion. Burrow was released from the hospital after his throat checked out fine, but he’s not exactly 100 percent as the team works [more]

Bengals designate Khalid Kareem to return from IR

The Bengals have opened the window for one of their players to return from injured reserve. The team announced on Wednesday that defensive end Khalid Kareem has been designated to return from the list. Kareem was placed on injured reserve ahead of Week One due to a shoulder injury. Kareem was a fifth-round choice out [more]

Zac Taylor: Resiliency shows that we’re a team that’s going to be reckoned with

Before the Bengals played the Packers in Week Five, tight end C.J. Uzomah said that beating Green Bay would “put the league on notice that we’re here.” The Bengals weren’t able to get that win, but they showed a lot of fight in the 25-22 overtime loss. They rallied to tie the game late in [more]

Bengals place Trae Waynes on injured reserve

The Bengals placed cornerback Trae Waynes on injured reserve Tuesday, the team announced. Waynes injured his right hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Packers. Waynes now will miss at least three games before returning. He played two games this season and made five tackles. The Bengals also made some practice squad moves. They released punter [more]

Dan Campbell: Taylor Decker “tentatively” slated to remain at left tackle when he returns

Currently one of two remaining winless teams, the Lions could use some sort of spark heading into their Week Six matchup with the Bengals. They may get it from left tackle Taylor Decker‘s return. Decker hasn’t played at all this season after injuring a finger in practice just before the start of the season. He’s [more]

Bengals place Samaje Perine, Jackson Carman on COVID-19 list

The Bengals could be without two of their key offensive contributors for their Week Six matchup with the Lions. Cincinnati placed offensive guard Jackson Carman and running back Samaje Perine on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. It’s not immediately clear if the players tested positive or are close contacts of someone who has. A second-round [more]

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