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Dre Kirkpatrick | Defensive Back | #27

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (17) / CIN
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Bengals LCB Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) is out for Week 15.
Kirkpatrick also missed Week 14 against the Bears, although his absence wasn't felt versus Chicago's weak perimeter receivers. That could change against Stefon Diggs, whose usage figures to rise in Kyle Rudolph's (ankle) absence. Dec 15 - 2:50 PM

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Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick suffered a concussion Week 13 against the Steelers.

Kirkpatrick had a brutal game before he left late in the second half. The Bengals also lost CB Adam Jones to a groin injury Monday night, leaving Cincinnati with Darqueze Dennard, William Jackson, and Josh Shaw at corner.
Dec 5 - 11:11 PM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 5 against Buffalo.

Kirkpatrick was injured in the the first half and won't return. The Bengals also ruled out Adam Jones with a low back issue.
Oct 8 - 2:44 PM

Bengals LCB Dre Kirkpatrick (hand) was on the practice field for Tuesday's OTAs.

Kirkpatrick was expected to miss the rest of the offseason program after breaking his hand in a "freak accident," but ESPN's Katherine Terrell said the corner was able to get in some work during positional drills. He should be fine for training camp.
Jun 6 - 12:28 PM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick is out 2-3 weeks with a broken hand.

He claims to have gotten hurt in a "freak accident." Kirkpatrick will be back for training camp. While he is sidelined at OTAs, Kirkpatrick will wear a soft cast and participate as a mentor to Cincy's younger corners. Kirkpatrick signed a five-year, $52.5 million contract this offseason.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 10:38 AM

Bengals re-signed LCB Dre Kirkpatrick to a five-year, $52.5 million contract.

The Bengals whiffed on retaining their best two offensive linemen in free agency. Their counter move is to keep a solid-if-unspectacular starting cornerback they did spend the last five years developing. Plus sized (6'2/186) and still only 27 years old, Kirkpatrick has nine interceptions over the past four seasons and has been an every-down player for the past two. Assuming the Bengals keep RCB Adam Jones, Kirkpatrick will return as the team's starting left corner.
Mar 9 - 4:30 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Bengals are "focused" on re-signing free agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick, and have "strong" money on the table.

The No. 17 overall pick of the 2012 draft, Kirkpatrick has been slow developing, but is coming off his best season. He turns 28 in October. NFL.com reported last week that the Steelers and Titans have interest.
Mar 8 - 2:46 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Steelers and Titans are interested in impending free agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick has been something of a disappointment since being selected in the first round by the Bengals in 2012, but he is certain to get paid with plenty of teams in need of corner help. Both the Steelers and Titans make sense as possible destinations, although Tennessee has the cap space to operate closer to the top of the market if they so choose.
Mar 4 - 9:25 AM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) is expected to be fine for Week 12.

Kirkpatrick went down late Sunday, but it ended up being only precautionary. Kirkpatrick has played 584 decent snaps this season.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 02:03:00 PM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick is done for the day with a left knee injury in Week 11.

Kirkpatrick has been having a solid season by his standards, so this is a significant loss for a weak Bengals pass defense. His backup is Josh Shaw.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 03:38:00 PM

Bengals declared CB Dre Kirkpatrick, TE Tyler Eifert, WR Cody Core, CB KeiVarae Russell, OG Christian Westerman and DT DeShawn Williams inactive for Week 4 vs. the Dolphins.

Darqueze Dennard will slide into the starting lineup for Kirkpatrick. It's a concern for a defense that's been surprisingly leaky vs. the pass thus far.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 4 against the Dolphins.

Kirkpatrick has been one of the least effective corners in the league since the beginning of last season, but it's still a loss for Thursday night against DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. Look for Darqueze Dennard to get the start opposite Adam Jones with Josh Shaw entering in sub-packages.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 03:44:00 PM

Bengals LCB Dre Kirkpatrick is recovering from shoulder surgery.

He'll be fine by training camp and has a good chance to participate in OTAs. Kirkpatrick revealed he suffered the shoulder injury in Week 3 last year, but he played through it, grading a lowly 116th among 118 qualifiers at Pro Football Focus. The Bengals used a first-round pick on William Jackson III, who along with Darqueze Dennard will push Kirkpatrick to start in camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, May 2, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Dre Kirkpatrick is expected to start at left cornerback this season.

Darqueze Dennard is making a strong push but the job is still Kirkpatrick's to lose. Though ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey said neither player has been short on confidence this spring, Kirkpatrick got most of the first-team reps at minicamp. Dennard came on strong late last season, recording three interceptions over his last three games. Two of those came against Peyton Manning in Week 16.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 12:21:00 PM

Bengals exercised their fifth-year option on CB Dre Kirkpatrick.

The option is guaranteed for injury only and is worth roughly $7.5 million. Kirkpatrick has started just five games since the Bengals made him a first-round pick in 2012 and played just 28.3 percent of the snaps last year. He'll be counted on for a far bigger role this year with Terence Newman now in Minnesota.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 11:31:00 AM

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