CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16: Carlos Dunlap #96 of the Cincinnati Bengals returns a fumble for a touchdown during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Colts 27-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap will sit out of practice on Friday, according to Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson. This will be the third day in a row that Dunlap has missed practice this week after sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday and his status for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Browns is likely doubtful.
It isn't all bad news, though. Both tight end Donald Lee and defensive tackle Domata Peko returned to practice on Friday which is a good signe, especially for Peko, that they'll suit up for Sunday's game. While Lee has missed the last two games with a foot injury, Jermaine Gresham has been healthy and Colin Cochart has played well as the team's second tight end. Peko, on the other hand, is a starter and leads all Bengals defensive linemen in tackles with 41. The fact that he returned to practice on Friday is a good sign.