Don't look now, but the Bengals are as healthy as they've ever been entering Week 6 of an NFL season under Marvin Lewis.
It looks like everyone on the 53-man roster may be healthy enough to play this week after everyone who sat out Wednesday was back on Thursday, in at least a limited capacity. Among those returning was cornerback Adam Jones. He was battling a groin injury last week that kept him from getting a full practice session in leading up to the Seahawks game, but did start and play every snap. It is worth noting though that Jones didn't have a helmet on during the open portion of practice, so he was likely limited in practicing.
Adam Jones no helmet but dressed and hanging with punt return— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) October 15, 2015
Slot corner Leon Hall also returned after he missed Wednesday with a back injury. He's been limited or sat out in every Wednesday practice thus far, so it may have not been anything to worry about for Sunday, especially as he practiced Thursday. It will be interesting to see later if it was a full or limited participation.
Also back Thursday was left tackle Andrew Whitworth. He got his typical rest day on Wednesday and should be good to go Sunday against a formidable Bills pass rush that features Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes.
Backup wide receiver and returner Brandon Tate also practiced Thursday after missing Wednesday with an illness. It's that time of the year, so hopefully whatever Tate was dealing with isn't something that spreads around the team.
Right tackle Andre Smith was able to go again Thursday after being limited in Wednesday's session with the same elbow injury that caused hmi to miss part of Sunday's win over the Seahawks. Smith has had an up-and-down season that's seen him be a liability in pass protection more often than he's been in past years. Kevin Zeitler was also limited on Wednesday with an elbow injury that cause him to miss a few snaps on Sunday as well. The injury report released later this afternoon will determine if he was a full or partial participant.