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This Week Outlook
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Bengals and DE Sam Hubbard reached agreement on a four-year, $40 million extension.
This is an important signing for the Bengals and their defensive unit. Hubbard will play opposite of Trey Hendrickson, who led all defensive ends in sacks with 13.5 last season. The two will be a force to be reckoned with this coming season.
The Bengals placed DE Sam Hubbard (elbow) on the injured reserve Thursday.
Hubbard sustained the elbow injury in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Ravens. He was expected to miss a week, but will need more time to recover and was placed on the injured reserve. Look for Carlos Dunlap to return to starting lineup with Hubbard sidelined.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard is expected to miss at least one week of action with an elbow injury.
Hubbard is one of the Bengals top two defensive ends, but luckily they have the luxury of having three good ones on their roster. Carl Lawson should step into a near everydown role alongside Carlos Dunlap for Week 6. Lawson and Dunlap both see boosts to their floors as long as Hubbard is sidelined.
Sam Hubbard posted eye-popping numbers against the Seattle Seahawks, recording 10 tackles, 2.5 TFLs (including two sacks), and four QB hits.
The second-year defensive end was a disruptive force on Sunday, but there are little indications that he can sustain this production. A strong outing next week against another NFC West opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, will go a long way in building trust amongst fantasy owners.