Though the Bengals have their share of injuries right now, the Philadelphia Eagles have been hardest hit, especially with concussions. According to the team injury report, quarterback Michael Vick, running back LeSean McCoy, tight end Brent Celek, safety Kurt Coleman and defensive tackle Mike Patterson are out this Thursday against the Bengals.
The first three are dealing with concussions, with Vick and McCoy having practiced this week for the first time since sustaining their respective injuries.
Though he was listed as a full participate during Monday's walkthrough, Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick didn't practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, dealing with the remnants of a concussion that he suffered two weeks ago.
It's still an issue.
Per the team's injury report, Kirkpatrick won't play this weekend, which we can presume suggests that he still hasn't passed concussion tests to resume onfield activity.
With Kirkpatrick out, figure that Jason Allen will get a chance to play his third game of the season.
Despite missing three practices this week, two of which were light walkthrough sessions on Monday and Wednesday, Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson is listed as questionable for Thursday Night Football against the Eagles.
If Johnson is unable to go, Robert Geathers and Wallace Gilberry figure to take the bulk of the team's snaps at right defensive end.
Mike Nugent suffered a calf injury while practicing onside kicks last week. The Bengals quickly signed veteran Josh Brown, who converted four field goals, including a 52-yarder to give Cincinnati a nine-point lead with 6:45 remaining in the game.
Nugent reportedly did some work during pregame warmups on Sunday but he's been limited on what he can do. On Tuesday Nugent started kicking on the side field without the approach. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said after Tuesday's practice that "Nuge kicked the last few days. It feels pretty good."
Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson wasn't on the field during the start of Tuesday's practice, raising questions if he'll be ready against the Philadelphia Eagles during NFL Network's Thursday Night Football. Johnson appeared to have hurt his toe against the Dallas Cowboys, but gutted it out.
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was also out during practice, still dealing with a concussion. Since he was full participation during a practice that was described as a "walk-through" on Monday, it's unknown if he has cleared concussion tests when the team practiced on Tuesday.
Mike Nugent and Cedric Peerman were also out on Thursday.