Opponents by Group
|vs Own Division||2||5||5||0||0||1|
|Outside Own Division||5||6||3||3||0||0|
|vs AFC Teams||5||9||8||1||0||1|
|vs NFC Teams||2||2||0||2||0||0|
Opponents by Team
|Kansas City Chiefs||1|
|New Orleans Saints||1||2||0||2||0||0|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1||4||3||1||0||0|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1|
|Paul Brown Stadium||4||2||0||2||0||0|
|M&T Bank Stadium||0|
|ROKiT Field at StubHub Center||1||4||3||1||0||0|
Russell in 2018 played his third NFL season, adding depth to the Bengals’ defensive backfield and seeing time on both defense and special teams ... Played in seven games, with a start at nickel DB in the season finale, and totaled 12 tackles and a PD on 137 defensive snaps for the season ... In 2017, recorded eight tackles on defense, and had one tackle and a blocked FG on special teams ... Originally a third-round draft selection of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016, he was waived by Chiefs and claimed by Bengals prior to Game 2 of ’16 ... Has one career INT — a diving grab late in the fourth quarter of ’16 season finale vs. Baltimore, helping seal a Bengals win.
Career transactions: Selected by Kansas City in third round of 2016 NFL Draft (73rd overall) ... Signed with Chiefs on 6-3-16 ... Waived by Chiefs on 9-14-16 ... Acquired on waivers by Cincinnati on 9-15-16 ... Waived by Bengals on 9-1-18 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-2-18 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 10-18-18.
2018 highlights: Spent Games 1-6 on Bengals’ practice squad, before being promoted to active roster on Oct. 18, prior to Game 7 ... Played in seven games, with one start at nickel DB in season finale at Pittsburgh ... Inactive for Games 10 and 14-15 ... Made season debut Oct. 21 at Kansas City ... Had a season-high six tackles and one PD in season finale at Pittsburgh.
Previous seasons: 2016—Played in all four Kansas City preseason games, logging seven tackles ... Inactive for Chiefs in Game 1, and inactive for Bengals in Games 2-10 and 15 ... Played for Bengals in Games 11-14 and 16 ... On Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore, made an impressive diving INT along the sideline to get INT off Baltimore’s Ryan Mallett, helping seal a Bengals win.
2017—Played in eight games (no starts) ... Inactive for Game 3 with a hamstring injury, as well as Games 2, 7, 9, 11-12 and 15-16 (coaches’ decisions) ... Totaled eight tackles on defense (all solos) and one tackle on special teams ... Blocked a FG on Nov. 19 at Denver late in the second quarter, preserving Cincinnati’s six-point advantage at halftime ... Had five total tackles on defense on Oct. 1 at Cleveland.
College: Played three seasons (2012-13 and ’15) at Notre Dame ... Started all 37 of his games played ... Totaled 169 tackles (125 solo), including seven TFLs ... Had five INTs, two FFs, two sacks and six PDs ... Career-best 60 tackles as a senior.
Personal: Hometown is Everett, Wash. ... Attended Mariner High School, where he was a Class 4A all-state RB as a senior, rushing for 1293 yards and 14 TDs ... Majored in management consulting at Notre Dame ... Hobbies include traveling and writing/reading/appreciating poetry, acting/theatre and the arts ... First name is pronounced “kee-VAR-ay.”