This is a 2020 photo of D.J. Reader of the Cincinnati Bengals NFL football team. This image reflects the Cincinnati Bengals active roster as of Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

D.J. Reader

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#98

Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 26

Weight: 347 lbs

College: Clemson

2020 SEASON

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Biography

A coveted unrestricted free agent acquisition, Reader enters his first season in Cincinnati after spending his first four years (2016-19) with Houston ... At a massive 347 pounds, is considered a stout presence on the interior of the defensive line who excels particularly in run defense ... Enters 2020 with 61 career games played (52 starts), 154 tackles and 6.5 sacks ... Helped Texans rank No. 3 in the NFL in run defense in 2018 ... Originally a fifth-round pick of the Texans in 2016 ... Considered an impressive athlete for his size, and was a first baseman and pitcher for Clemson's nationally ranked baseball team in 2013.

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