The Bengals may have seen Tee Higgins play in his final game.
Cincinnati has designated Higgins as questionable for Sunday's season-ending game against the Browns, as the club is no longer in playoff contention. He skipped out on every practice that week.
According to Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer, head coach Zac Taylor stated that Higgins would be evaluated tomorrow after completing his rehabilitation exercises on Friday. The fact that Cincinnati has marked Higgins as questionable indicates that they believe he will not be ready to play on Sunday.
Higgins is now in the final year of his rookie contract. He was selected in the second round of the 2020 draft. Despite missing time due to injury, he managed to get into 11 of 12 games this season. The poor numbers of 42 catches, 656 yards, and 5 touchdowns are mostly attributable to this.
Cincinnati put an end to the trade speculations around Higgins last summer and decided to retain him until 2023. The Bengals' ability to retain both Ja'Marr Chase and their current roster is uncertain because both players are available for contract extensions in the next offseason.
The injury report for Chase (shoulder) has been removed, thus he will be available to participate in the season finale. This week, he declared his intention to participate.
Both cornerback Jalen Davis (groin) and cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (shoulder) are doubtful for the game.
Joe Mixon (illness), Trenton Irwin (hamstring), and quarterback Jake Browning (foot) are all listed as questionable to play in the game.