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Week 13 Outlook
Mitchell Wilcox has been activated off the PUP list.
Wilcox rejoins the Bengals after being on the PUP list since late July. He will compete for a backup role behind Irv Smith Jr at tight end. He played in 16 games last season, catching 17 passes for 139 yards and 1 TD.
Mitchell Wilcox re-signed with the Bengals and was placed on the PUP list.
Wilcox is eligible to be activated from the list at any point and the team did not disclose the nature of his injury. Wilcox tallied 139 yards and one touchdown on 17 receptions over 16 games last season.
Mitchell Wilcox caught all six of his targets for 35 yards in a 22-18 win over the Patriots in Week 16.
Wilcox finished third on the team in targets on an afternoon where Joe Burrow attempted 52 passes. Wilcox has taken advantage of the injury to Hayden Hurst, having caught nine balls for 69 yards and a touchdown over his past two games. If Hurst misses Week 17, Wilcox will be a high-end TE3 against the Bills.
Mitchell Wilcox caught all three of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in a 34-23 win over the Buccaneers in Week 15.
Wilcox was solid while filling in for an injured Hayden Hurst (calf). He caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Joe Burrow in the fourth quarter, the first TD of his NFL career. Wilcox can be considered as a low-end TE2 in Week 16 against the Patriots if Hurst isn't ready to play.
Bengals TE Mitchell Wilcox was ruled out of the remainder of Friday’s preseason matchup against the Cardinals after suffering a left ankle injury.
Wilcox started at tight end and figured to see heavy usage with Hayden Hurst a healthy scratch and Drew Sample (knee) out due to injury. Unfortunately, his night came to an end after suffering a left ankle injury. With the injury to Wilcox, Thaddeus Moss, Scotty Washington, and Justin Rigg should be in line for additional snaps the rest of the way in Friday’s contest.