Bengals Receiver To Avoid Injured Reserve

The Cincinnati Bengals were rocked this week with the news that Ja'Marr Chase suffered a hip injury that could make him miss anywhere from 4-6 weeks, and with that news, the majority of people around the NFL just assumed the star second year receiver would be heading to Injured Reserve in order to give him time to heal ahead of the final stretch of the season. 

Cincinnati Head Coach Zac Taylor has rocked the NFL world today, when he told reporters that Chase would avoid Injured Reserve, and while he will definitely miss the Monday Night Football matchup against the Cleveland Browns, he will be considered week-to-week after that.

Through seven weeks, Chase has over 600 yards receiving to go along with 6 Touchdown's, and although his presence will be sorely missed for however long he is out, the Bengals have several other talented weapons that can help QB Joe Burrow get the job done. It's unclear how long Chase will be out, given that many expected it to be six weeks, but whenever he does return and get healthy, the Bengals immediately become one of the best teams in the AFC.

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