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This Week Outlook
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard is inactive for Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills.
Hubbard will miss another contest for the Bengals due to a calf injury. Cam Sample will continue to play an everydown role with Joseph Assai and the banged-up Trey Hendrickson splitting snaps on the other side. Assai is the preferred IDP option for those who were holding out hope that Hubbard would be active.
Sam Hubbard (calf) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
Hubbard sustained his calf injury during Sunday's victory in Tampa Bay. This is a significant blow for the red-hot Bengals, as they were already without another pass rusher in Trey Hendrickson (wrist). Hubbard has recorded 6 1/2 sacks over 14 games this season.
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.