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Tyler Boyd is in concussion protocol for Week 16, will not play

Bengals WR will need to pass through concussion protocol to play vs. the Texans this week

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) walks down the sidelines after scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: The Bengals have ruled out Boyd due to his concussion. He will not play in Week 16.

Thursday update: Boyd remains in the concussion protocol and has not practiced the first two days of Week 16.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd is in the concussion protocol, per ESPN’s Ben Baby. Boyd was forced from the Bengals Monday night game against the Steelers after going up for a pass and then hitting his head on the turf. Boyd will likely have some trouble being cleared due to the fact he suffered the injury on Monday rather than Sunday.

The Bengals will face the Houston Texans with Ryan Finley at the helm once again. Finley got the win against the Steelers in an upset, but did throw for just 89 yards in that matchup. The Texans will be a much easier defense to face, so if Boyd can’t go, Tee Higgins would likely see the most work in a good matchup.

Boyd has played well this season, catching 78 passes for 840 yards and four touchdowns despite playing without Joe Burrow for a good chunk of the season now. He and Higgins are the two best receivers on the team now that A.J. Green has taken a downturn in his career.