AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
3-3-0 13-4-0
3-3-0 11-6-0
5-1-0 10-7-0
1-5-0 9-8-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 10 1.0 0 0 0

Top Joseph Ossai News

  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Back to practice in full

    Ossai (ankle) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    After sitting out the first two games of the season, it looks like Ossai should be available for Monday's game versus the Rams. He'll mix in on the edge behind starters Sam Hubbard and Trey Hendrickson.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Remains out

    Ossai (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Ossai was not expected to play, so this doesn't come as too much of a surprise. The 23-year-old was limited in practice all week, which should give him the opportunity to return Week 3 against the Rams.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Not expected back in Week 2

    Ossai (ankle) is not expected to play Week 2 versus the Ravens, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

    Ossai has been limited in practice this week while recovering from his ankle injury, and he now appears unlikely to return this weekend against Baltimore. The linebacker will now set his sights on the Bengals' Week 3 contest with the Rams.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Questionable for Week 2

    Ossai (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus Baltimore.

    After sitting out of Week 1 action with an ankle injury, Ossai now seems like a coin flip to play in Week 2 versus the Ravens. If he's forced to miss another game, 2021 fourth-rounder Cameron Sample will again be on deck for increased reps.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Limited in practice

    Ossai (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

    Ossai has yet to fully recover from an ankle injury that kept him out of the team's Week 1 loss to the Browns. Though participating in practice is a good sign, it remains to be seen if the 23-year-old will be ready for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Ruled out for Week 1

    Ossai (ankle) won't play in Sunday's season opener against the Browns, per coach Zac Taylor, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Ossai was unable to practice in the leadup to Week 1 after suffering a high ankle sprain in the final preseason game. His next chance to suit up will come in Week 2 against the Ravens.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Unavailable for practice

    Ossai (ankle) was a non-participant at the Bengals' practice Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports.

    As expected, Ossai was unable to practice for Cincinnati to open the week and he's unlikely to play in Week 1 versus the Browns, though the linebacker could return as soon as Week 2 according to Chris Roling of Bengals Wire. Ossai is still recovering from the high ankle sprain he suffered in the team's preseason finale Aug. 26.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Four week absence possible

    Ossai (ankle) was told by the Bengals' team doctor that it could be up to four weeks before he's able to return, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    The Bengals and Ossai will check back in two weeks, so that indicates he'll miss Week 1 against the Browns and will probably also miss the Week 2 game against the Ravens.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Doubtful Week 1

    Ossai has a high ankle sprain and is considered doubtful for the Bengals Week 1 contest in Cleveland, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Ossai suffered the injury in Cincinnati's preseason finale against the Commanders. He has enjoyed a healthy training camp after missing most of the team's offseason program recovering from a procedure to repair a torn labrum suffered during the 2022 season. When healthy, he is expected to provide depth and rotate in at defensive end for the Bengals.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Leaves Saturday's game

    Ossai went to the locker room with trainers during Saturday's preseason game against the Commanders, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Ossai left the field without a shoe on his foot. He returned to training camp Aug. 1 after missing most of the Bengals' offseason program recovering from a procedure to repair a torn labrum suffered during the 2022 season. The severity of the injury is unknown, though it's likely that Ossai is done for the day.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Playing again

    Ossai (shoulder) participated in practice Monday.

    The defensive end missed the Bengals' spring minicamp session after having surgery to repair a torn labrum following the 2022 campaign. The 2021 third-round pick missed his rookie year with a meniscus injury but returned to play 16 games in a backup role last season. He is slotted into a depth position again as Week 1 draws closer.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Expected to miss offseason program

    Ossai (shoulder) is expected to miss the Bengals' offseason program, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Ossai underwent surgery in February to address the torn labrum he sustained late in the 2022 regular season, and his rehab will keep him away from the field for Cincinnati's offseason activities this spring. The 23-year-old played in 16 games in 2022, recording 17 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, while deflecting a pass and recovering two fumbles.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Addresses lingering shoulder issue

    Ossai recently underwent surgery to address the torn labrum that he played through this past season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Ossai is now slated to spend time recovering from the procedure, and he'll aim to be fully cleared by the time Cincinnati's offseason program commences.

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  • Bengals' Joseph Ossai: Getting MRI on knee

    Ossai is scheduled to get an MRI after his knee buckled late in Sunday's 23-20 AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs, Andrew Gillis of Cleveland.com reports.

    To add insult to injury, Ossai also was called for a crucial penalty on the play, as his injury occurred while the defensive end was delivering a late hit out of bounds on scrambling quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The 15-yard penalty on Ossai got Kansas City within range for a game-winning 45-yard field goal on the following play. With Cincinnati's season over, Ossai will have plenty of rehab time if the MRI discovers any damage to the knee.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 263 lbs
Birthplace: Ketu Ijaniki, Nigeria
Age: 23
School: Texas
Experience: 3