You're disarmed by the smile and handshake just before Andy Dalton punches you with the football.
+ According to head coach Marvin Lewis, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will play on Sunday. While it's not surprising, it kind of is and the reality of it is, Dalton just makes me feel like an old man. Forearm contusion, sprained wrist, whatever, and it would feel the same today as it did two days ago. At the rate that
Wolverine Dalton heals, we're fairly certain that if he breaks his leg, he'll be back on the field before Keith Rivers.
For the second straight day Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers, safety Taylor Mays and linebacker Dontay Moch didn't participate during Cincinnati's practice on Thursday. Moch isn't expected to return for awhile and we believe Mays' knee injury is likely on a day-to-day basis.
According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, the usual suspects remain on the sidelines during the Broncos practice.
Starters Champ Bailey (hamstring), Elvis Dumervil (shoulder), Knowshon Moreno (hamstring), Brandon Lloyd (groin), and D.J. Williams (elbow) all were held out of practice again today as the Broncos prepare for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Defensive tackles Marcus Thomas and Ty Warren and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas also remain out.