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Cincinnati Bengals: Veteran defensive back Dennard returns to practice field

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 11:20 AM


            CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 14: Darqueze Dennard #21 of the Cincinnati Bengals attempts to tackle JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 14: Darqueze Dennard #21 of the Cincinnati Bengals attempts to tackle JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Veteran Bengals defensive back Darqueze Dennard is back.

Dennard, who has been out all season due to a knee injury, was cleared by the team Wednesday to return to practice.

Dennard is still on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list but can practice for up to 21 days without counting against the 53-player roster limit. The Bengals can activate him to the roster at any time during the three-week period.

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A sixth-year player, Dennard was a first-round pick by the Bengals in 2014. He has played in 68 career games (19 starts) with 214 tackles and three interceptions.