Darqueze Dennard Injury: Updates on Bengals CB's Hip and Return

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIAugust 16, 2014

Jun 11, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard (21) during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Updates from Sunday, Sept. 14

Jay Adams of AtlantaFalcons.com confirms Darqueze Dennard is active for Week 2:

WR 82 - Marvin Jones 
RB 33 - Rex Burkhead 
LB 56 - Sean Porter 
DE 93 - Will Clarke 
OL 60 - T.J. Johnson 
OT 77 - Tanner Hawkinson


Updates from Friday, Sept. 12

Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer provides an update on Darqueze Dennard's status:


Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 10

Darqueze Dennard is back on the practice field according to ESPN's Coley Harvey: 


Updates from Sunday, Sept. 7

The Bengals confirmed Darqueze Dennard's status for Week 1: 


Updates from Friday, Sept. 5

Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer has the latest on Dennard's status:


Updates from Sunday, Aug. 24

The Cincinnati Bengals have made a decision on if Darqueze Dennard will be playing tonight against the Arizona Cardinals according to Cole Harvey of ESPN.com: 

Original Text

Cincinnati Bengals rookie cornerback Darqueze Dennard left the team's Saturday night preseason contest against the New York Jets with an apparent hip injury. The exact moment when he was injured is unknown, but Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer noted it was in the first half of action:

Dennard was selected by the Bengals in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft out of Michigan State. He was instrumental in the Spartans' third-ranked pass defense last season and was widely heralded as one of the best cornerbacks in a very talented draft class.

Dennard was still buried on the team's depth chart, and expectations for the rookie shouldn't be very high this season due to a fair amount of depth; however, head coach Marvin Lewis did give the corner some big praise prior to the preseason, according to Bengals radio announcer Dan Hoard:

Luckily for Cincinnati, its starting cornerbacks remain healthy. But this is still a situation to monitor, as losing a significant amount of time will surely hurt Dennard's learning curve while he continues a difficult transition to the NFL.