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Bengals Get Unfortunate News With Latest Chidobe Awuzie Injury Update

David Kaestle
Bengals officially place cornerback Chidobe Awuzie on injured reserve.
Bengals officially place cornerback Chidobe Awuzie on injured reserve. / Associated Press

The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off a tough loss in Week 8 on Monday Night Football to the Cleveland Browns and will look to bounce back in Week 9 against the lowly Carolina Panthers. However, they'll have to do so without one of their top defenders.

Chidobe Awuzie Injury Update

Cincinnati will already be without top wideout Ja'Marr Chase, but will now also be without starting cornerback Chidobe Awuzie as well. The team placed Awuzie on injured reserve on Saturday and announced that his season is over after suffering a torn ACL.

This isn't a shocking update, but it still hurts the Bengals' defense regardless. Awuzie had started all eight games for Cincinnati this season, recording 35 tackles and 5 passes defended.

The Bengals will miss Awuzie on defense but still head into a Week 9 matchup with the Panthers as 7-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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