Cincinnati Bengals Elevate Pro Bowl DT to Active Roster for Super Bowl LVI

Published 02/13/2022, 10:41 AM EST
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 26: Cincinnati Bengals football helmet is seen against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 26, 2021 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

With Super Bowl LVI being only a few hours away; Cincinnati Bengals has done some roster updates before the playoff game against LA Rams on Sunday at the SoFi stadium. Quarterback Joe Burrow and his squad have showcased the perfect transformation for the franchise in the year 2021-22, and they look very determined to win their first-ever Super Bowl and bring the Lombardi to Ohio.

The Bengals franchise made a few practice squad elevations in the active roster for not just one, but two athletes for the upcoming season-end clash of the titans.


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The exalted athletes

The Bengals made an update on the active roster as they added DT Mike Daniels from the practice squad. The athlete is a former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman, a 2017 Pro-Bowler with over 30 sacks and 250 tackles. He appeared in 124 games, which includes 2 playoffs for the Packers.

Daniels has been with the Bengals for the past 2 seasons and has been on the field for 3 games, including one playoff game. Although he did not play the last 2 games after suffering a groin injury in the wild card round; This is the first time that the 32-year-old veteran athlete is heading towards the Super Bowl; being the oldest active player in the team’s defense.


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Wide Receiver Trent Taylor is the second veteran athlete to move towards the active roster; he will serve as the Bengals’ primary kick and punt returner. The athlete appeared in the teams’ finishing 7 games, including the AFC Championship game where he caught the game-tying-two-point conversion against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cincinnati Bengals: Championship Bound?


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The franchise’ has proved itself to have a bright future since QB Joe Burrow took command; Having some young and charismatic talent on the team has been extremely beneficial this season; This also marked a new era for them. The AFC Championship game is one part of sheer domination where they lead with an 18 point comeback and took the franchise towards the championship finals.

The team who were once struggling in the AFC North division has finally turned the tables as they had massive wins this season. With a fresh team and a top-notch performance, the fans are extremely confident in their home team this year.


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The Cin-City breakout heroes will lock horns against the star-studded Hollywood squad at Inglewood this year for the ultimate championship. People are rooting for the match and will stick to their seats or recliners as they watch the match taking place in a few hours.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.