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Bengals vs Browns: Andre Smith, Giovani Bernard and Rey Maualuga doubtful

After spraining his ankle last week against the Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals Andre Smith joins running back Giovani Bernard and Rey Maualuga as doubtful this weekend against the Cleveland Browns.

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UPDATE YOUR FANTASY TEAMS NOW! Offensive tackle Andre Smith is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

Smith sprained his ankle during Mohamed Sanu's 19-yard touchdown against Jacksonville last week. He's been sporting a protective boot over the last few days and the team's short-week didn't offer the greatest hope that Smith would be ready for Thursday's game.

Marshall Newhouse, who played a season-high 46 snaps in his place against the Jaguars, only allowed one quarterback pressure last week and earned positive Pro Football Focus Grades in pass protection and as a run blocker, is figured to start in Smith's place... If Smith doesn't play. (Is anyone actually expecting him to at this stage?)

It's been a struggle for Smith this year, who submitted solid performances against the Atlanta Falcons and Tennessee Titans, but took a major nose-dive against the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts. Smith also leads the team with six accepted penalties -- three offensive holds and three false starts.

Running back Giovani Bernard (hip and clavicle) and linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring) are also listed as doubtful against the Browns.