Updating the injuries file. Andre Smith is finally out of his walking boot. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph has dealt was a foot injury the better part of a year (like, actual calendar year). He's missed Wednesday's practice because of a foot injury and rested on Thursday. However, David Jones went through a full practice on Thursday. Even so, Joe Reedy writes, if Joseph can't go, then Geoffrey Pope would be the one whom replaces him. Maualuga, who learned that his younger brother is alright in Samoa, returned to practice on Thursday and is now expected to start against the Browns. Also, Tank Johnson missed two practices and Roy Williams sat Thursday after a limited practice on Wednesday. Same for Domata Peko, limited on Wednesday, did not practice on Thursday.
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"Very unsatisfactory," is the way (Shaun Rogers) described his play through three games. "It's my job to be an impact and influence and I don't think I've really done my job lately, so I'm still working on getting me straight. I just haven't had the games I'd like to have."
The defense is disappointed by the lack of big plays.
Johnathan Joseph's interception was only the second turnover the Bengals forced in three games. It was their first interception in seven games, including the preseason, making that one of the few areas where the defense has disappointed.
A nice piece about Brian Leonard's home town.
Paul Daugherty talks about Chad's new book and relates it to the book he wrote a few years back.