ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 18: Running back Bernard Scott #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates his touchdown against the St. Louis Rams in the second half of the game on December 18, 2011 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals defeated the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott appears to be healthy, though he tells reporters on Wednesday that he's not going to play the regular season opener because he's not in football shape. Scott's hand injury at some point in August, missing the entire preseason, required surgery and he only began practicing earlier this week. He appears likely to return during Cincinnati's home opener against the Cleveland Browns.
This will likely increase the workload for BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who has missed the last three preseason games with an injured foot, himself returning to practice last week.