Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle D.J. Reader(Grimsley High School/Clemson) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a left quad injury in Sunday’s 27-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, coach Zac Taylor said Monday.
Reader, who was placed on injured reserve Monday, went down with less than nine minutes in the third quarter Sunday after he tackled Baltimore’s Gus Edwards following a 3-yard gain. Reader was carted off the field and was visibly frustrated as he went back to the locker room.
Reader was a key addition during the Bengals’ spending spree this offseason. Reader signed a four-year deal worth $53 million, which is believed to be the richest contract given to a free agent in franchise history.
Hate to hear about the injury @Djread98, but know exactly how you’re gonna attack this recovery and come back stronger than ever.
Minor setback for major comeback. You got this brother.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 12, 2020
Wishing you a speedy recovery, D.J. ? pic.twitter.com/jpL4FxVJOS
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 12, 2020
— Pro Football Rumors (@pfrumors) October 11, 2020
Bengals DT, D.J. Reader has suffred a season ending quad injury in yesterday's game against the Ravens. pic.twitter.com/1GFoD5Jxru
— Floodsters Sports Zone (@FloodstersZ) October 12, 2020
— Cincinnati ? (@CincyProblems) October 11, 2020
— NFLTradeRumors.co (@nfltrade_rumors) October 11, 2020
Report says D.J. Reader is lost for the season: https://t.co/FrVvKoND4p
— Chris Roling (@Chris_Roling) October 11, 2020