CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 13: Domata Peko #94 and Robert Geathers #91 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrate during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Steelers won 24-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
While the Bengals are being wisely cautious with a lot of their injured players going into the final week of the preseason, it appears that many are starting to get some limited time in the final preseason game against the Colts and/or eyeing the regular season opener against the Ravens. There are a couple of positions that have been hit hard by the injury bug, namely cornerback, linebacker and defensive end.
Robert Geathers underwent a routine knee scope procedure in the beginning of August and has been healing up since. Head coach Marvin Lewis addressed the media after Sunday's practice, updating everyone on the progress of the injuries. In that interview, Lewis said that it appears that Geathers will be available for the September 10th opener, barring any setbacks.
This is welcomed news, as starting defensive end Carlos Dunlap went down with a knee sprain in the first preseason game versus the Jets and hasn't been practicing since. Though Dunlap has been working on the side, it appears that he will be heading into that game as questionable.