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NFL playoffs Bengals vs Steelers: Wednesday official practice and injury report

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The Steelers had a few veterans sitting today while the Bengals' only non-participants were Andy Dalton, Ryan Hewitt and the now on Injured Reserve Brandon Thompson.

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The Bengals held their second practice of the week on Wednesday, but as the team is only required to submit Wednesday, Thursday and Friday injury reports this week, the status of who practiced yesterday is unknown. Today, the Bengals placed Brandon Thompson on season-ending Injured/Reserve due to a knee injury suffered during Week 17's game against the Ravens. He is now obviously out for Saturday's game. Leon Hall was a full participant in practice though he suffered a concussion at some point; it's unclear if the concussion occurred on Sunday or today. We'll see tomorrow if he is again a full participant in practice. It's very difficult to clear the NFL's concussion protocol in four days, so if Hall was able to do that, it would be of note.

Other than that, Andy Dalton and Ryan Hewitt were the only Bengals who didn't practice on Wednesday. The Bengals will practice again on Thursday but do not intend on holding an official practice on Friday.

The Steelers had a few players sitting for non-injury reasons on Wednesday. That includes William Gay, James Harrison and Heath Miller. The trio are all over 30-years-old and were likely getting rest days. DeAngelo Williams is the only Steelers player whose status for Saturday's Wild Card matchup is really in question. He suffered an ankle injury on Sunday and has been in a walking boot since. Vance Williams, AKA the guy who Tweeted "I catch Vontaze on south beach im painting that boi on sight", missed today's practice with an illness.

BENGALS INJURY WED THURS FRI STATUS
DT Brandon Thompson Knee -- -- -- OUT/I.R.
CB Leon Hall Back/Concussion FP


FB/TE Ryan Hewitt Knee DNP


QB Andy Dalton Thumb DNP


STEELERS INJURY WED THURS FRI STATUS
WR Martavis Bryant Neck FP


CB William Gay Not Injury Related DNP


LB James Harrison Not Injury Related DNP


TE Heath Miller Not Injury Related DNP


RB DeAngelo Williams Foot DNP


LB Vance Williams Illness 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