Bengals’ cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick stretches during organized team activities Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the practice facility near Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Bengals place defensive back on IR, sign pair of players off practice squad

The Cincinnati Bengals on Friday placed cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve and signed wide receiver Damion Willis and linebacker Hardy Nickerson off the practice squad.

»GRUDEN ON BENGALS: ‘Just keep working … just keep digging’

Kirkpatrick suffered a knee injury Oct. 13 at Baltimore and has missed the last three games. He had 33 tackles in the first six games. Kirkpatrick, a first-round pick of the Bengals in 2012, has 10 career interceptions.

Willis played in the Bengals’ first seven games (two starts) this season, and had nine catches for 82 yards.

Nickerson played in 30 games (nine starts) with the Bengals from 2017-18.

The Bengals play at Oakland on Sunday.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.