Bengals Place WR Auden Tate On IR, Promote WR Damion Willis


The Cincinnati Bengals announced Tuesday that they’ve placed WR Auden Tate on injured reserve and promoted WR Damion Willis to their active roster.

Tate sprained his left knee during Week 14’s loss to the Browns.

Tate, 22, is a former seventh-round pick of the Bengals back in 2018. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $2,529,072 contract with Cincinnati and stands to make a base salary of $570,000 for the 2019 season. 

In 2019, Tate appeared in 12 games for the Bengals and caught 40 passes for 575 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Willis, 22, wound up going undrafted out of Troy back in April. He later agreed to a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Bengals and managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason.

However, the Bengals elected to waive Willis a few months ago and he’s been on and off of their practice squad. 

In 2019, Willis has appeared in 10 games for the Bengals and caught nine passes for 82 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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