Posted: 9:34 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013
By Josh Kirkendall
According to Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer and Geoff Hobson at Bengals.com, Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was being treated for concussion-like symptoms following Cincinnati's 24-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.
Kirkpatrick played a team-high 61 snaps on defense, giving him a significant amount of work with Adam Jones and Brandon Ghee sitting with respective injuries.
And he got worked.
Though he led the team with eight tackles, Kirkpatrick was called for multiple pass interference infractions, allowed a touchdown to Dez Bryant, missed two tackles that converted a third down and allowed a touchdown respectively.
"That’s what he needed to have," Lewis said. "They got to put in battle still – Brandon Thompson, Margus Hunt, Devon Still, that group of backup players needs to be pushed into the action like that. That was good."
Kirkpatrick missed two games last year after suffering a concussion against the San Diego Chargers. He was placed on Injured Reserve later when problems with his knee re-surfaced.