Bengals ‘optimistic’ DT Reader will play vs Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals nose tackle D.J. Reader (98) celebrates a sack during an NFL football game...
Cincinnati Bengals nose tackle D.J. Reader (98) celebrates a sack during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn)(Emilee Chinn | AP)
Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 11:24 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive tackle DJ Reader is cleared to return to practice, the team announced Monday.

The seventh-year player had been on the injured reserve list since Sept. 29 with a knee injury. He was injured in Cincinnati’s Week 3 win against the New York Jets (6-3).

Coach Zac Taylor said Monday the team is “optimistic” Reader will be ready to for this week’s game.

The 5-4 Bengals travel to Pittsburgh Sunday for a Week 10 matchup with the 3-6 Steelers.

Sunday’s game kicks off at 4:25 p.m.

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