The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday put rookie offensive lineman Jackson Carman and backup running back Samaje Perine on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
It’s unclear if the duo tested positive for the virus. It’s also unclear if they’re vaccinated. Players are not required to go on COVID reserve as close contacts if they’re vaccinated.
Carman has started the past three games at right guard in place of the injured Xavier Su’a-Filo. The 2021 second-round pick played 100 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in those games.
Perine played 61 percent of the offensive snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers with starting RB Joe Mixon battling an ankle injury. Perine rushed 11 times for 59 yards and caught four passes for 24 yards — all season highs — and a touchdown in the 25-22 overtime defeat.
Starting quarterback Joe Burrow was released from the hospital Sunday night after suffering a potential throat contusion during the game. He was reportedly having trouble speaking after the game and did not talk to the media.
The Bengals also put linebacker Jordan Evans on injured reserve. The fifth-year player injured his left knee during Sunday’s game, reportedly suffering a torn ACL.
–Field Level Media