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Paul Guenther believes Michael Johnson will return by end of preseason

Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is optimistic defensive end Michael Johnson will be ready by the end of preseason, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

ESPN and the NFL Network confirmed Johnson suffered an MCL sprain during practice on Sunday. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora added that Johnson's injury was a grade two MCL sprain.

Most medical websites advise that grade 2 MCL sprains require a month of rehabilitation. Cincinnati will host the Chicago Bears on Aug. 29 (third week in the preseason) and then the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 3.