Following a physical game with the Seahawks, it was likely some Bengals would be taking it easy in Wednesday's practice session, the first leading up to the team's Week 6 matchup with the Bills.
The Bengals were nearly at full participation on Wednesday, but among those sitting out were starting slot corner Leon Hall and starting boundary corner Adam Jones. Hall has had a limited practice session or veteran's rest day on every Wednesday so far this season, and this is likely another full rest day for the 30-year-old.
That may not be the case though with Jones, as he was battling a groin injury last week that kept him from getting a full practice session in leading up to the Seahawks game. Jones had last Wednesday off and practiced in a limited capacity the next two days before starting and playing in all 60 snaps on Sunday. This is hopefully precautionary, but a groin injury is very tricky and can linger.
Also getting the day off was starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth. He also has received a veteran's rest day each week of the season on Wednesday, so this is probably nothing more than that.
Receiver and returner Brandon Tate also sat out today. Once practice ends, the Bengals will release an official injury report with the reason for him sitting out. With Jones also sitting out, it's likely rookie Mario Alford got some good run at the returner spot in practice today.
Other than those four players, the rest of the Bengals were able to go today. But, be sure to check back here later for the full practice participation report. Guys like safety George Iloka (ankle), safety Reggie Nelson (hamstring) and right tackle Andre Smith (elbow) are all dealing with bumps and bruises and it's unclear if they were at all limited in today's practice. It was good to see Smith able to go today after he temporarily left Sunday's game with a left elbow injury before returning just minutes later.