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Week 8 Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Official Thursday injury and practice report

The Bengals had all 53 men practicing Thursday. The Steelers saw two players sit out who practiced in a limited role on Wednesday, which is a red flag.

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The Bengals had a full team effort on Thursday at practice with only Leon Hall being a limited participant. The big news of the morning was that Vontaze Burfict also practiced, beginning the three week period the Bengals now have to decide when he will join the 53-man roster (or end his season before it begins).

The Steelers saw a bunch of players return to practice today who missed yesterday including cornerback William Gay, the rest of the players who returned were out yesterday for resting, not injury purposes. Interestingly, safety Will Allen and backup quarterback Michael Vick did practice in a limited role on Wednesday, but both sat out completely on Thursday. While Vick isn't really relevant as Roethlisberger is likely to start, seeing Allen regress on the injury report is worth taking note of.

As always, Friday's injury report will be the most important one of the week. For the Bengals, it's hopeful Hall will get in one full session before Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. If Hall doesn't play, expect Darqueze Dennard to take on a role similar to that of his performance in Buffalo.

OT Andrew Whitworth Not Injury Related DNP --

CB Leon Hall Back LP LP

QB Ben Roethlisberger Knee FP FP

LB Terence Garvin Knee DNP DNP

CB William Gay Shoulder DNP FP

TE Heath Miller Not Injury Related DNP FP

LB James Harrison Not Injury Related DNP FP

TE Matt Spaeth Not Injury Related DNP DNP

DE Stephon Tuitt Knee DNP DNP

S Will Allen Neck LP DNP

QB Michael Vick Hamstring LP DNP

DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation

Game Status
Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play
(-) = Not Listed - No game status available