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Dre Kirkpatrick | Defensive Back

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Alabama
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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. Jun 21 - 12:21 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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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.
Apr 28 - 11:31 AM

The Bengals are focused on extensions for CB Dre Kirkpatrick and RG Kevin Zeitler.

Kirkpatrick played on just 28.3 percent of the snaps a year ago and has started just five games since the Bengals made him a first-round pick in 2012. Zeitler's contributions have been far greater as he's been the starting right guard for three straight years and was PFF's No. 9 guard in 2014.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 23 - 8:07 AM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick left Monday night's Week 2 tilt against the Steelers with a strained hamstring and is done for the night.

Kirkpatrick, the No. 17 overall pick in last year's draft, has mostly been limited to special teams through the first two weeks. He's behind Leon Hall, Adam Jones, and Terence Newman on the cornerback depth chart.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 11:26:00 PM

Bengals 2012 first-round pick Dre Kirkpatrick is not expected to enter the season as a starter.

The Bengals re-signed Terence Newman and Pacman Jones, and Bengals.com considers them "entrenched" in Cincinnati's top three corners behind Leon Hall. An injury-prone disappointment to this point in his brief career, Kirkpatrick would need 35-year-old Newman's play or body to break down for major playing time.
Source: bengals.com
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 11:22:00 AM

Bengals second-year CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) will be held out of team drills until training camp.

Kirkpatrick's rookie year was washed out by injuries, as he fractured a knee bone last July, experienced tendinitis, suffered a Week 13 concussion, and underwent knee surgery in January. The Bengals are going to take it easy on Kirkpatrick, but he's so far done nothing to quiet the notion that Alabama players are consistently "banged up" upon NFL entry. With Terence Newman back, Kirkpatrick will need a big (and healthy) training camp to win the starting left cornerback job.
Source: bengals.com
Wed, May 15, 2013 07:08:00 PM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp.

A preseason fracture in his knee and Week 13 concussion essentially forced Kirkpatrick to take a redshirt season in 2012. He'll be counted on as a starter in 2013, even if free agents Terence Newman and Adam Jones return. "I'd like to have them back but that doesn't mean Kirkpatrick isn't better than all of them," said defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. "He could be the guy that's playing."
Source: bengals.com
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 12:32:00 PM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick said he was undergoing another knee procedure last Friday.

Kirkpatrick missed the bulk of his rookie season with a bone spur in his knee. The Bengals placed him on injured reserve in late December due to irritation in the same knee. "Indications" are that this surgery is a cleanup procedure as opposed to a major surgery.
Source: bengals.com
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Bengals placed first-round rookie CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) on season-ending injured reserve.

The move was made to make room for WR Dane Sanzenbacher, who was claimed off waivers from the Bears. After being the No. 17 overall pick in the draft, Kirkpatrick played in just five games, notching four tackles. He should return as a starter in 2013 with Nate Clements, Pacman Jones, and Terence Newman scheduled to become unrestricted free agents in the offseason.
Tue, Dec 25, 2012 05:00:00 PM

Bengals rookie CB Dre Kirkpatrick suffered a concussion in Week 13.

He was immediately declared done for the day. Kirkpatrick has been competing for time at cornerback and playing on special teams in his rookie season.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 07:15:00 PM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) is expected to make his debut against the Broncos in Week 9.

Kirkpatrick injured his knee all the way back in July but has been practicing for the past three weeks. The first-round pick is working with the first-team defense in practice, so he could take the left corner spot from Terence Newman. Beat writer Joe Reedy says it "remains to be seen" just how much Kirkpatrick would play in his debut, though.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 06:54:00 PM

Bengals declared CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) inactive for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Browns.

Kirkpatrick, the No. 17 overall pick this season, still hasn't made his NFL debut after injuring his knee way back in July. There's speculation that he'll be held out through the Week 8 bye. Otherwise, the Bengals come into this one healthy. Their other inactives: TE R. Quinn, WR Richard Whalen, CB Jason Allen, WR Mohamed Sanu, DT Brandon Thompson and S George Iloka.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 11:34:00 AM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee, questionable) is not expected to make his NFL debut this week.

Kirkpatrick was cleared to practice just a week and a half ago and likely hasn't gotten up to speed in terms of game shape yet. The first-round pick has been working with the first-team defense in practice, but beat writer Joe Reedy doesn't expect him to play until Week 9 against the Broncos. Cincinnati has a Week 8 bye. Terence Newman will continue to start opposite Leon Hall.
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 05:35:00 PM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee, questionable) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Kirkpatrick has put together back-to-back full practices and is making progress towards playing in his first NFL game. The first-round pick was cleared to practice last week, but it has taken some time for him to get into game shape. Kirkpatrick has been working with the first-team defense and could replace Terence Newman in the starting lineup.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 03:00:00 PM

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) has been cleared to practice.

Kirkpatrick hinted that he doesn't expect to play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins because he needs to get back in game shape. But the rookie's NFL debut is coming soon. The Bengals' secondary has predictably struggled without Kirkpatrick and Leon Hall (hamstring), ranking 16th against the pass through four weeks.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 10:48:00 AM