With Kyle Cook finally healthy and active for the first time in 2012, the projected starting center was thrown right into action, splitting the number of center snaps with Trevor Robinson at 31 (50%) apiece. Expect to see Cook’s snap count increase Thursday vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, as he’ll be receiving 100% of the center snaps by season’s end.
Bye Bye Tate?
It may be safe to say that Ryan Whalen has either passed, or is on the verge of passing Brandon Tate on the depth chart. Both players received four (6%) snaps on Sunday. This, after receiving seven (9%) snaps last week vs. the Chargers compared to Tate’s zero. It may be safe to say the Bengals top-4 wide receivers will be A.J. green, Marvin Jones, Andrew Hawkins, and Whalen. Speaking of Jones, he was in for a season-high 52 snaps (92%) on Sunday in his second-straight start.
Despite calling up rookie RB Dan Herron from the practice squad this week, the former Ohio State Buckeye didn’t register a single offensive snap. With backup RB Cedric Peerman out with an ankle injury, Brian Leonard was in for 17 (27%) snaps, most of which were on passing downs. He did manage to carry the six times for 20 yards (3.3 ypc).