This is a 2022 photo of D.J. Reader of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL football team. This image reflects the Cincinnati Bengals active roster as of Monday, May 23, 2022 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

D.J. Reader

DT

#98

Experience: 7 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 28

Weight: 335 lbs

College: Clemson

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2022 SEASON

  • Solo
    10
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    --

Recent Games

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1SteelersL 20 - 2321310000
2@CowboysL 17 - 20505400001
3@JetsW 27 - 1211200000
11@SteelersW 37 - 30
12@TitansW 20 - 1601100020
13ChiefsW 27 - 2430320010
14BrownsW 23 - 1050530010
15@BuccaneersW 34 - 23033000011
16@PatriotsW 22 - 1801100000
18RavensW 27 - 1622400000

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASONTEAMGGSTKLASTCOMBINEDSOLOSCKSFTYPDEFINTYDSAVGLNGTDSFFOPP FR
2016Houston Texans1677152261010
2017Houston Texans1414232447211000
2018Houston Texans1616231033162000
2019Houston Texans1515282452232.5000
2020Cincinnati Bengals558111980020
2021Cincinnati Bengals1515222143182000
2022Cincinnati Bengals1010189271000412
TOTAL91821291142431028.5070000012

Biography

A coveted free agent acquisition in 2020, Reader missed most of his first Bengals season due to injury but returned in '21 and proved to be one of Cincinnati's top defenders in the team's run to Super Bowl LVI ... Started 15 regular-season games and all four playoff games at NT in 2021 ... Key factor in Bengals' jump from 29th in run defense in 2020 (148.9 yards/game) to fifth in '21 (102.5) ... Entering 2022, the Bengals have allowed just three 100-yard rushers in the 24 combined games in which Reader has played ... Played his best in playoffs, helping limit Titans RB Derrick Henry to 3.1 yards per carry in Divisional Playoff, and then sacking Matthew Stafford and holding the Rams to just 1.9 yards per carry in Super Bowl LVI.

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