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2023 Defensive

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Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 2 0.0 0 0 0

Top Akeem Davis-Gaither News

  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Records six tackles in Week 9 win

    Davis-Gaither logged six tackles (four solo), including one tackle for a loss, in Sunday's 42-21 victory versus Carolina.

    Davis-Gaither tied Markus Bailey for the team lead in stops despite playing only 33 percent of defensive snaps in the blowout win. Davis-Gaither has had two double-digit tackle games this season but has also recorded two or fewer tackles in six of nine contests. Not coincidentally, his two big performances were also the only games this season during which he has played more than half of the Bengals' defensive snaps.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Team-high nine tackles in win

    Davis-Gaither recorded nine tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 35-17 win over the Falcons.

    Davis-Gaither played 67 percent of the Bengals' defensive snaps Sunday, his highest total since Week 3. The increased snap count led to him compiling nine tackles, his second-highest total of the campaign.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Logs game-high 13 tackles

    Davis-Gaither recorded 13 tackles (nine solo), including one tackle for a loss in Sunday's 27-12 win over the Jets.

    Davis-Gaither led both squads in tackles Sunday despite playing just 69 percent of Cincinnati's defensive snaps. The 228-pound linebacker will look to build off this strong performance when the Bengals host Miami on Thursday night.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Back on field during OTAs

    Davis-Gaither (foot) was fully cleared to practice ahead of OTAs, Paul Dehner of The Athletic reports.

    Davis-Gaither had a strong start to the 2021 season but required foot surgery after sustaining an injury in Week 9. Now that he's back to full health, the 24-year-old should have a chance to carve out playing time alongside Logan Wilson (undisclosed) in the Bengals' defense. Prior to his injury in 2022, Davis-Gaither tallied 28 tackles (21 solo), three pass defenses and a forced fumble over nine games.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Returns to IR

    Davis-Gaither (foot) returned to injured reserve Thursday after the Bengals activated him from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Davis-Gaither tested positive for COVID-19 in early January and was forced to isolate from the team. Although he's now off the reserve/COVID-19 list, he's still presumably out for the season due to a foot injury that he sustained in Week 9.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Enters COVID protocols

    Davis-Gaither (foot) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday as a result of testing positive for the virus, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Davis-Gaither was already out for the season due to a foot injury suffered in Week 9 against Cleveland. He'll need to clear protocols before returning to the Bengals' facilities to continue rehabbing for a return in 2022.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Will need surgery

    Davis-Gaither (foot) will undergo surgery according to head coach Zac Taylor, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Davis-Gaither's surgery will likely be a season-ending procedure. He was injured in Week 9 against the Browns and placed on IR on Nov. 9. If he can't return this season, he'll set his sights on being ready for 2022.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Lands on IR

    Davis-Gaither (foot) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Davis-Gaither will miss at least three weeks with the move to injured reserve, but he may be sidelined longer. The 24-year-old linebacker has appeared in every game for the Bengals this season, notching 28 total tackles, three pass deflections and one forced fumble. During his absence, Markus Bailey and Joe Bachie will likely be forced into bigger roles.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Will not return

    Davis-Gaither (foot) will not return Sunday against the Browns.

    Davis-Gaither's injury is a blow to the Bengals' linebacker unit. Markus Bailey and Joe Bachie will be forced into bigger roles now.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Workload growing

    Davis-Gaither recorded four tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Ravens.

    Davis-Gaither played the most of any Bengals linebacker, logging 50 of 63 defensive snaps (79 percent). The rookie fourth-rounder out of Appalachian State was deployed in a three-down capacity, and he figures to maintain this role moving forward considering the lack of options the Bengals have at linebacker.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Limited action in debut

    Davis-Gaither played 20 defensive snaps in his Bengals debut, recording three tackles. He played most of his snaps on third down, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

    Davis-Gaither and Logan Wilson were frequently tasked with defending Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler, with varying results - Henry was the Chargers' leading receiver, whereas Ekeler had just one catch for three yards. The Bengals are rotating five linebackers for three spots currently.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: Inks rookie deal

    Davis-Gaither (foot) signed his four-year rookie contract with the Bengals on Tuesday.

    Davis-Gaither underwent foot surgery in February and wasn't able to participate in drills at the combine, but he looks ready to take the field with teammates when training camp begins. The rookie fourth-round pick showcased impressive athleticism on film across five years at Appalachian State, including back-to-back seasons with over 100 tackles.

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  • Bengals' Akeem Davis-Gaither: First pick of Day 3

    The Bengals selected Davis-Gaither (foot) in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 107th overall.

    The Bengals continued to add athleticism to their linebacker room with the addition of Davis-Gaither out of Appalachian State after nabbing Logan Wilson out of Wyoming on Day 2. Davis-Gaither was unable to test at the combine due to a foot injury that required surgery, but he showed excellent closing speed on film. He had back-to-back seasons of over 100 tackles for the Mountaineers and was named Sun Belt defensive player of the year as a senior. Davis-Gaither should compete for snaps as an outside linebacker in Cincinnati right away if healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 228 lbs
Birthplace: Thomasville, NC
Age: 26
School: App. St.
Experience: 4