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  Bengals | D.J. Reader headed to IR    Mon Oct 12, 02:36 PM

Cincinnati Bengals DT D.J. Reader (quad) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Oct. 12. Free-agent DT Xavier Williams was signed to an undisclosed contract to take his spot on the roster.

Footballguys view: The Bengals just got Geno Atkins back and now their run defense will take a big blow with the loss of Reader. Jonathan Taylor will get to take advantage of this next week.

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  Bengals | D.J. Reader will not return    Sun Oct 11, 03:16 PM

Cincinnati Bengals DT D.J. Reader (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 5 game and will not return.

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  Bengals | D.J. Reader slim and trim    Tue Jun 9, 11:52 PM

Cincinnati Bengals DT D.J. Reader has reportedly dropped roughly 20 pounds this offseason and currently weighs about 320, according to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson.

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  Bengals | D.J. Reader is officially a large cat with stripes    Fri Apr 3, 03:49 PM

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals DT D.J. Reader's contract is official, according to a source Friday, April 3. He will earn $22.25 million in Year 1 and $31.75 million over the first two seasons. Reader accepted language relating to the COVID-19 pandemic that says if he does not pass a physical after signing the deal, the team can either immediately release him or pay Reader and keep the contract in place.

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  Bengals | D.J. Reader lands with Cincy    Tue Mar 17, 04:39 PM

Free-agent DL D.J. Readers (Texans) is signing a four-year, $53 million contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a source Tuesday, March 17.

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  Broncos | Denver in on D.J. Reader    Mon Mar 16, 09:23 PM

Free-agent DL D.J. Reader (Texans) continues to be 'in discussions' with the Denver Broncos, according to a source.

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  Texans | D.J. Reader not expected back    Sat Mar 7, 05:32 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent DT D.J. Reader is not expected to re-sign with the Texans this offseason because he may be too expensive for the team.

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  Bills | D.J. Reader may be option for Bills    Sat Mar 7, 05:15 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent DT D.J. Reader is expected to receive interest from the Buffalo Bills during free agency, according to sources.

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  Titans | Tennessee may consider D.J. Reader    Sat Mar 7, 05:13 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent DT D.J. Reader is expected to be a target for the Tennessee Titans during free agency, according to sources.

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  Texans | D.J. Reader not close to new deal    Mon Mar 2, 05:09 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent DT D.J. Reader is not close to a new contract with the Texans at this time, according to sources.

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  Broncos | D.J. Reader expected to be target    Mon Mar 2, 03:03 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent DT D.J. Reader is receiving interest from the Denver Broncos, according to sources.

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  Texans | Houston talks with D.J. Reader's agent    Fri Feb 28, 06:37 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent DT D.J. Reader's agent met with the Texans at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to sources. Reader is expected to receive interest from several teams if he reaches free agency and could make $11 million to $13 million per season.

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  Texans | Transition tag may be option for D.J. Reader    Mon Feb 24, 06:45 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent DT D.J. Reader may be a candidate for the transition tag this offseason, but the franchise tag likely will not be an option because of the $15.5 million salary, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop.

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  Texans | D.J. Reader returns    Mon Aug 19, 01:08 PM

Houston Texans DT D.J. Reader (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19.

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  Texans | D.J. Reader goes to IR    Tue Dec 19, 07:20 PM

Houston Texans DT D.J. Reader (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 19.

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  Texans | Houston injury report for Week 9    Fri Nov 3, 04:34 PM

Houston Texans LB Dylan Cole and DE Joel Heath (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 3, and they're out for Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts. OT Chris Clark (calf) and CB Johnathan Joseph (shin, quadriceps) practiced on a limited basis and are listed as questionable. OG Jeff Allen (knee), LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), TE Ryan Griffin (hip), LB Ben Heeney (knee, elbow), LB Lamarr Houston (knee), LB Jelani Jenkins (hand), CB Kevin Johnson (knee, back), DE Kendall Langford (back), C Greg Mancz (knee), RB Lamar Miller (knee), LB Brian Peters (hamstring) and NT D.J. Reader (shoulder) practiced in full and they were removed from the injury report.

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  Texans | Thursday practice report for Texans    Thu Nov 2, 04:39 PM

Houston Texans LB Dylan Cole (hamstring) and DE Joel Heath (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 2. OT Chris Clark (calf), DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee), TE Ryan Griffin (hip), LB Ben Heeney (elbow, knee) and CB Johnathan Joseph (shin) were limited during practice. OG Jeff Allen (knee), LB Lamarr Houston (knee), LB Jelani Jenkins (hand), CB Kevin Johnson (back, knee), DE Kendall Langford (back), OG Greg Mancz (knee), LB Brian Peters (hamstring) and DT D.J. Reader (shoulder) fully participated in practice.

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  Texans | Wednesday practice report for Houston    Wed Nov 1, 05:24 PM

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Dylan Cole (hamstring), DE Joel Heath (knee) and CB Johnathan Joseph (shin) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 1. OT Chris Clark (calf), TE Ryan Griffin (hip), LB Ben Heeney (knee, elbow), RB Lamar Miller (knee), LB Brian Peters (hamstring) and NT D.J. Reader (shoulder) were limited participants. OG Jeff Allen (knee), LB Jelani Jenkins (hand), CB Kevin Johnson (knee, back), DE Kendall Langford (back) and C Greg Mancz (knee) practiced in full.

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  Texans | Week 4 injury report for Houston    Fri Sep 29, 04:38 PM

Houston Texans C Greg Mancz (knee) and CB Kevin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and have been ruled out for Week 4. CB Marcus Burley (knee) were limited during practice and is listed as questionable. OG Jeff Allen (ankle), RB Alfred Blue (ankle), DE Jadeveon Clowney (ankle), S Kurtis Drummond (shoulder), DT Brandon Dunn (knee), RB Tyler Ervin (shoulder), CB Kareem Jackson (hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder), LB Whitney Mercilus (hip), DT D.J. Reader (knee), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee) and DE J.J. Watt (finger) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Texans | Houston's practice report for Thursday    Thu Sep 28, 05:40 PM

Houston Texans CB Kevin Johnson (knee), C Greg Mancz (knee) and DE J.J. Watt (rest) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 28. CB Marcus Burley (knee), DT D.J. Reader (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee) were limited. OG Jeff Allen (ankle), RB Alfred Blue (ankle), LB Jadeveon Clowney (ankle), S Kurtis Drummond (shoulder), DT Brandon Dunn (knee), RB Tyler Ervin (shoulder), WR Will Fuller (shoulder), CB Kareem Jackson (hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder) and LB Whitney Mercilus (hip) participated fully.

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  Texans | Wednesday's practice report for Houston    Wed Sep 27, 05:37 PM

Houston Texans CB Marcus Burley (knee), CB Kevin Johnson (knee) and NT D.J. Reader (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 27. WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee), C Greg Mancz (knee) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee) was listed as limited participants, while OG Jeff Allen (ankle), RB Alfred Blue (ankle), LB Jadeveon Clowney (ankle), S Kurtis Drummond (shoulder), RB Tyler Ervin (shoulder), WR Will Fuller (shoulder), CB Kareem Jackson (hamstring), CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder), LB Whitney Mercilus (hip) and DE J.J. Watt (finger) were full participants.

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  Texans | D.J. Reader not fined    Sat Sep 16, 10:28 AM

Houston Texans NT D.J. Reader was not fined by the National Football League for his roughing the passer penalty in Week 1's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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