Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick participates in pass interception drills during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
3 Total Updates since July 25, 2012
9 months ago Update 0 comments
Dre Kirkpatrick has been activated from the physically unable to perform list by the Cincinnati Bengals, allowing the team to breathe a sigh of relief after they saw this year's first-round pick fracture a bone in his knee prior to workouts.
Luckily, the former Alabama cornerback didn't have to undergo surgery, all but ensuring that he'd be available to the Bengals at some point during the preseason. Aaron Wilson was first to report the news of Kirkpatrick passing his physical.
Cincinnati Bengals rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick passed his physical and was activated from the physically unable to perform list.
Kirkpatrick is recovering from a knee injury sustained during a July workout.
Despite being activated from the PUP list, Cincy Jungle reports that Kirkpatrick isn't expected to be inserted into the lineup right away.
Despite the fact Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick returned to the practice field since offseason workouts, he admits that he's not 100 percent, "favoring my knee a little bit, even feeling a little pain." According to Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, Kirkpatrick will not play this weekend against the Green Bay Packers but will participate during the preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts.
10 months ago Update 0 comments
The Cincinnati Bengals got some bad injury news before training camp for the 2012 NFL season even opens, as first-round pick Dre Kirkpatrick was sidelined with an injury while training. Luckily for the Bengals, the injury does not appear to be a major one, according to a report by ESPN.
Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick Dre Kirkpatrick is expected to miss two to four weeks with a fractured bone in his leg, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Kirkpatrick is not expected to undergo surgery.
Although missing two to four weeks of training camp and likely at least one preseason game is a blow for a rookie cornerback trying to crack the starting lineup, it's great news that he doesn't need to go under the knife. The Bengals have a handful of veterans under contract in Terrance Newman, Jason Allen and Adam Jones, but they hope for Kirkpatrick to earn a starting job.
10 months ago Update 0 comments
Cincinnati Bengals rookie defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick suffered what was called a knee injury, according to several reports. He could miss most, if not all, of the Bengals training camp which starts this week. Though we haven't heard from the team on the subject -- they don't have to discuss injuries yet -- Kirkpatrick confirmed on Twitter that he does have some sort of injury.
I'm sorry about my injury and im going to try my best to get back and help the team to get to a Super Bowl and once again I'm sorry #WhoDey— Dre Kirkpatrick (@DreKirkSWAG) July 25, 2012
Apologizing for an injury will earn him some points with Bengals fans. We're not sure exactly how he was injured or what the specific problem is, but multiple reports have him missing a good chunk of the Bengals minicamp, which is disappointing. Rookies need all the time they can get early in the year, so Kirkpatrick will be behind.
10 months ago Article 0 comments
The Cincinnati Bengals reportedly will be without rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick for most, if not all, of training camp after an injury to his leg just days before training camp opens.