The Cincinnati Bengals season continues to plummet downhill.
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will be placed on IR and miss the rest of the 2019 season. He went down with a hyperextended knee in Week 6 and has not returned since. The injury is severe enough to keep him off the field for the rest of the season.
Bengals.com reporter Geoff Hobson relayed the news via Twitter.
Hart going at RT; AJ Green out, Zac says; Dre out for year goes to IR
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) November 15, 2019
The Bengals will not miss his production too much, as their season is already all but lost. At 0-9, Cincinnati is the NFL’s last winless team. They even made the switch from veteran Andy Dalton to see if rookie Ryan Finley could give them a spark.
During his six games this season, Kirkpatrick collected zero interceptions and only four passes defended. The seven-year veteran has had three interceptions in three separate years and two total touchdowns for his career.
As previously mentioned, the Bengals season could not get much worse, and they have already been without Kirkpatrick for three games. This demotion to IR is not surprising, and will not affect the product on the field.
Cincinnati will attempt to secure its first win on Sunday, November 17 against the Oakland Raiders.
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