Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins is slowly returning after spending the first half of the season with a high-ankle sprain. When he's fully integrated and healthy, someone will lose playing time.

With 5:08 remaining in the fourth quarter and the game tied at 17, the Bengals have second down from the Dolphins 34-yard line. Andy Dalton takes the shotgun snap and delivers a well-placed throw over linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. Sanu couldn't complete the transaction and the football shot into the air like a volleyball.

Ellerbe returned the interception nine yards, driving a stake through the Bengals offensive possession that was destined to for points and an eventual lead. It's not the only time that Sanu has been featured as the main antagonist in a critical fourth quarter turnover. While holding a 21-17 lead early in the fourth quarter against the Bears in week one, Sanu lost a fumble at Cincinnati's 17-yard line. Chicago's resulting possession resulted in a touchdown to take a 24-21 lead -- the game's eventual final score.

Admittedly Sanu has been dealing with a shoulder recently, which may reflect his overall struggles recently. On the other hand, while setting a season-high six receptions on nine targets against the Dolphins, in two of the past three games, Sanu has only caught one pass and three of the past five, he's recorded only two receptions or less.

Now he's in trouble.

Last year's second-leading receiver Andrew Hawkins played his first game of the year last week after missing the first eight with a high-ankle sprain. Granted, Hawkins, who posted a ten-yard reception in the second quarter against the Dolphins, only played seven offensive snaps, but that will change. His speed, evasiveness, quickness and improvisation are too great to leave on the bench and with the team having ten days between games after Miami, he'll continue to re-integrate as a significant threat while accelerating his conditioning.