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Bengals/Jaguars Practice Report: Nate Clements And Jason Allen Doubtful, Leon Hall Questionable

News and information regarding Cincinnati's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday.

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Week 4 Bengals and Jaguars Injury/Practice Report

The participation report for the Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars practices


CB Clements And Allen Doubtful Against Jaguars

It appears unlikely that cornerbacks Jason Allen and Nate Clements will be able to go this weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars, listed as doubtful with Dre Kirkpatrick resting comfortably his customary "Out". Leon Hall is listed as questionable, but then again he was listed as questionable last week before becoming a gameday inactive against the Washington Redskins.

Bengals cornerbacks Leon Hall, Jason Allen and Dre Kirkpatrick worked out on the side field during Friday's practice, while Nate Clements wasn't on the field at all. Center Jeff Faine however returned to practice after missing Thursday's session. Bernard Scott is questionable and Roddrick Muckelroy, not on the practice/injury report from earlier this week, is listed as questionable.

In the "here's actually good news" category, defensive ends Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap are probable, as is safety Reggie Nelson and offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth.


Zimmer Expects Hall And Clements Against Jaguars

As if things weren't complicated enough for the Cincinnati Bengals secondary, four cornerbacks sat during Thursday's practice. Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) is the usual suspect but the growing list includes Leon Hall (calf hamstring), Nate Clements (calf... are you sure?) and now Jason Allen (thigh), who missed every preseason game and the first two regular season contests before finally contributing a handful of snaps on Sunday against the Redskins.

What will the impact be against the Jacksonville Jaguars?

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer "said he anticipated both playing on Sunday in Jacksonville."

Regardless the Bengals released the oft-injured tight end Donald Lee, re-signing defensive back Chris Crocker, who has experience in Mike Zimmer's system. He can play every position in the defensive backfield, providing versatility, as well as filling a void for some veteran leadership that seems to be lacking on defense.

Andrew Whitworth (knee) and Bernard Scott (ankle) practiced during position drills after sitting on Wednesday, however Jeff Faine was out with a hamstring. Carlos Dunlap (knee) and Michael Johnson (foot) were also limited on Thursday.


Bernard Scott now has an ankle injury

During the release of Wednesday's injury list, a familiar name returned with a new ailment. Bengals running back Bernard Scott sat during practice on Wednesday. Whereas a broken hand kept him out during the preseason and first two games of the regular season, Scott's newest "owie" is an ankle.

Scott was on the side for rehabilitation during practice on Wednesday.

Playing the final year on a four-year rookie deal that he signed as a sixth round pick in 2009, Scott played his first game of the season last weekend against the Washington Redskins, carrying the football three times for negative five yards. During his first carry, Scott lost eight yards due to a missed crack-back block by wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. On the remaining carries (20), Scott posted three yards.


Leon Hall's Injury Changed From Calf To Hammy

Leon Hall's injury was officially changed on the injury report to a hamstring after an MRI revealed the nature of the injury.

Since last week Hall has been listed as having a calf injury on injury reports, missing Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.


Leon Hall and Nate Clements sit during practice

According to multiple observers at Cincinnati's practice, cornerback Leon Hall didn't participate during practice on Wednesday. Hall missed Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins with a calf after sitting during the final two practices last week.

Also out for the Bengals on Wednesday are Dre Kirkpatrick and Bernard Scott, both of whom worked on the site. Nate Clements, who was seen leaving Paul Browns Stadium in a walking boot, wasn't on the field.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Brandon Thompson was also out on Wednesday.


Nate Clements in a walking boot

As if the issues in the Cincinnati Bengals secondary couldn't be more alarming, Nate Clements, who has played cornerback and filled in at safety this year, sported a walking boot on Monday.

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