Cincinnati's No. 1 C since 2019 started 15 games in 2021, but suffered a torn left ACL in the season finale ... Was slotted as a reserve OL entering 2019 training camp, then won the starting C job with strong preseason ... Considered among the top performers on the offensive line in his two seasons as the starting C, and earned a contract extension late in 2019 (through '22) ... Originally a Bengals college free agent signee in 2014, he battled injuries and bounced between the Bengals' roster and practice squad his first three seasons (2014-16) ... Served as Cincinnati's No. 1 RG in 2017, then served as a key reserve in '18 and started nine games at three different positions as an injury replacement ... Has played in 61 career games (52 starts) entering 2021, and has started multiple games at all three interior OL positions.