When the Bengals face the Ravens in Week 8, Cincinnati may be the healthiest they've been since the two teams first faced off in Week 1. In addition to A.J. Green being back at the rehab field on Wednesday, Emmanuel Lamur and Brandon Thompson were able to fully practice.
Lamur's return is the most notable, as he's playing almost 80 snaps per game this year, and was leading the team in tackles before missing Week 7 with a shoulder injury. Lamur also intercepted Joe Flacco in Week 1 to prevent a Ravens scoring-opportunity in a game decided by one score.
Thompson took over for Geno Atkins last year after Atkins tore his ACL and is Cincinnati's best defensive lineman to come off the bench. He played 33 snaps in Week 1, but only got six in before suffering a knee injury in Week 2.
Also practicing Wednesday was Vontaze Burfict, who was knocked out of Sunday's game at Indianapolis due to a cervical injury. It was Burfict's fourth game of the year where an injury caused him to leave the game. Hopefully, this latest one isn't related to the two concussions he suffered in Weeks 1 and 2.
Not on the field however was cornerback Leon Hall. After straining his back during the week 7 loss to the Colts, Hall left and did not return while rookie Darqueze Dennard played in his absence. If Hall is unable to go vs. the Ravens, Terence Newman and Adam Jones will likely start while Dennard mans the slot.
Among other players who didn't practice were Mike Pollak, who was getting a rest day. Also out was linebacker Rey Maualuga, who suffered a hamstring injury against Carolina, didn't play against Indianapolis and is expected to be out vs. the Ravens.