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George Iloka | Defensive Back | #43

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 5 (167) / CIN
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Bengals S George Iloka's one-game suspension has been rescinded, and he will play Week 14 against the Bears.
Iloka laid a helmet-to-helmet hit on Antonio Brown in the end zone late in the Monday night loss to the Steelers, but he's not known as a dirty player and has been fined just over $35K instead. The Bengals need him against Chicago with DBs Dre Kirkpatrick, Adam Jones, and Shawn Williams all hurt. Dec 6 - 12:12 PM

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NFL suspended Bengals FS George Iloka one game for violating the league's player-safety policy.

Iloka laid a helmet-to-helmet hit on Antonio Brown in Monday night's loss to the Steelers. He is appealing the ban.
Dec 5 - 1:58 PM

Bengals FS George Iloka has been diagnosed with a sprained knee and will be sidelined 3-4 weeks.

It's good news for the Bengals after Iloka had to be carted off the practice field on Sunday. An MRI revealed no significant tears, though a sprain is technically a tear. Iloka likely won't play at all this preseason but should be fine come Week 1.
Jul 31 - 6:42 PM

SiriusXM's Adam Caplan reports Bengals FS George Iloka has avoided an ACL or MCL injury, but that the team is still "evaluating" MRI results.

Iloka was carted off in Sunday's practice. There's much to study in a knee MRI, so though the initial news is positive, Iloka isn't yet out of the woods.
Jul 31 - 2:10 PM

A cart was sent onto the field Sunday after Bengals FS George Iloka suffered a non-contact right knee injury.

Iloka reportedly "crawled" his way off the practice field and eventually walked to the cart. Iloka was never formally carted off and resumed watching practice from the sideline. It appears he's avoided a major injury.
Jul 30 - 4:00 PM

Bengals FS George Iloka had his shoulder scoped after the season.

He's expected to be ready for OTAs, and if not should be 100 percent well before training camp. Re-signed to a five-year, $30 million deal last March, Iloka matched a career high with three interceptions and earned PFF's No. 33 pass-coverage grade among 91 qualified safeties. Iloka turns 27 in March.
Feb 10 - 8:41 PM

Bengals re-signed S George Iloka to a five-year, $30 million contract.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the deal will pay out $18 million over the first three seasons. Iloka drew "serious interest" from several teams, but the Bengals smartly ponied up the money to keep the 25-year-old in town. With Reggie Nelson expected to hit the market, Cincinnati still has a hole to fill at safety, although they may view 2013 third-round pick Shawn Williams as the heir apparent to Nelson.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 11:01:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bengals are "nearing a deal" with free agent S George Iloka.

The Bengals are losing many key contributors to their team over the years, but keeping Iloka has always been a priority. Both Iloka and FS Reggie Nelson are free agents, and the Bengals are opting to keep the younger of the two. Iloka is coming off back-to-back strong seasons in Cincinnati.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 09:49:00 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Jim Owczarski reports free agent S George Iloka has received "serious interest" from five teams.

Among the five teams interested are the Bengals, who want to re-sign the young star. Owczarski reports the Falcons, Giants, Lions and Vikings are also interested, and the Redskins were linked earlier this offseason. Only 25, Iloka's market will be strong.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 12:54:00 PM

The Vikings were expected to pursue free agent safety George Iloka before they re-signed SS Andrew Sendejo to a four-year contract.

The Vikings surprisingly shelled out starter money for Sendejo, complicating the team's free agent plans. Iloka is familiar with Mike Zimmer's defense and would be a great fit opposite Harrison Smith, but after committing so much money to Sendejo, Minnesota will probably stand pat at safety. The Lions and Redskins have both been linked to Iloka this offseason.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 03:33:00 PM

The Lions are expected to pursue free agent safety George Iloka.

Iloka is coming off a strong season with Cincinnati and should draw plenty of interest. He'd be a nice fit for a Lions secondary that's looking to get younger. An interchangeable free/strong safety, Iloka turns 26 this March.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 12:57:00 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic believes the Redskins will target a younger safety during free agency.

Washington's safety play in 2015 was underwhelming to say the least. Veteran Dashon Goldson was an unmitigated disaster while Duke Ihenacho missed most of the year with a fractured wrist. Beat writer Tarik El-Bashir sees Bengals FS George Iloka as a strong fit. The 25-year-old earned high marks from Pro Football Focus last season, particularly in coverage. If Iloka's price is too high, the Redskins could always address safety in the draft.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Bengals S George Iloka (groin) is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

Shawn Williams will make another start against the Broncos. Iloka hasn't practiced since going down in Week 14 and remains week to week.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 02:11:00 PM

Bengals S George Iloka (groin) is not practicing Saturday.

He has missed every practice this week and will not play Monday night. Shawn Williams started in Iloka's place last week and should draw the assignment again.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:27:00 PM

Bengals S George Iloka (groin) is out for Week 15 against the 49ers.

He didn't practice all week. Shawn Williams filled in after Iloka got hurt last week and is expected to draw the start at strong safety Sunday against San Francisco.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 02:14:00 PM

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