After the Cincinnati Bengals face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 9, they'll have a quick turnaround before facing the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football.
On offense, Cincinnati will likely be without running back Giovani Bernard and guard Kevin Zeitler. On defense, linebackers Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga will be out.
For the Browns, they could be without arguably their best pass-catcher not named Josh Gordon. We're talking about tight end, Jordan Cameron who is being held out due to a concussion. Cameron has been ruled out for Week 9, and he's tentatively expected to miss two weeks, per Mark Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Chances are, he'll also sit out Thursday night's game in Cincinnati because of the tight turnaround. The Browns have only one full day of practice next week, on Tuesday.
"It's just a process that you have to be symptom free,'' said coach Mike Pettine. "I don't want to get into the details of it, but he won't be available on Sunday. Then we'll see about next week."
Cameron was injured in the team's Week 8 win over the Oakland Raiders, after catching a 21-yard pass that led to a field goal in the 23-13 Browns victory. Raiders safety Brandian Ross hit Cameron up high on the play, and has since been fined $22,050 for the illegal hit that caused Cameron's third concussion in his NFL career.
With Josh Gordon still out due to a suspension, Cleveland will have to rely on Andrew Hawkins, Miles Austin and Taylor Gabriel as their top pass-catchers.