Cincinnati Bengals activate Andrew Hawkins

Oct 7, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) brings down a completed pass during the second half in a game against the Miami Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium. The Dolphins won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports


The Cincinnati Bengals have activated wide receiver Andrew Hawkins today by allowing him to practice, and they will now have to place him on the active 53-man roster within the next three weeks.


“He looked fine,” offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. “He’s chomping at the bit to get back, but it’s going to take him some time to get back from a stamina, in-shape standpoint. Hopefully when it’s time, when the trainers decide and when [coach] Marvin [Lewis] decides, he’ll be ready to roll.”

Hawkins played in 14 games last season and finished third on the team in receptions (51) and receiving yards (533), with four touchdowns. He entered this year in competition with Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu to be the team’s starting slot receiver, but with the Bengals using so many two-tight end formations, the lost WR role has diminished in this offense, bu Hawkins has the tools to make an impact on this offense and his return will be a very welcome one.


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