CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 27: Pat Sims #90 of the Cincinnati Bengals lies injured on the field after a play against the Cleveland Browns while Domata Peko #94, Frostee Rucker #92 and Adam Jones #24 look over him at Paul Brown Stadium on November 27, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)
The Bengals returned to practice on Sunday after a day off on Saturday. The team is limping a bit from the four injuries that starters sustained in the preseason opener versus the Jets, but there are some positive updates. Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com tweets:
It's good news for the secondary with Taylor Mays and Jason Allen out there practicing. Mays suffered a scary injury after attempting to make a big hit on Jets receiver Stephen Hill. Of the four injuries to starters on Saturday, Mays' seemed to be the least severe. It's a good thing that Allen returned to practice, as he needs to start playing to get himself some much-needed game action.
We kind of figured that this would be the case for Maualuga, as we haven't been given a timetable for his return. It's also safe to assume that Carlos Dunlap is sitting out practice as well. The Bengals are also taking the wise and cautious route with Pat Sims, as he won't be able to begin the regular season on the PUP List, should they feel that that is the best route for him at this point, if they activate him.