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NFL Week 6 Bengals at Patriots: Wednesday practice and injury report includes A.J. Green

The Bengals saw some key players sitting at practice, meanwhile, the Patriots had 12 players limited and three who didn't practice on Wednesday.

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The Bengals saw four starters sit out on Wednesday when they held their first practice in preparation for the Patriots game on Sunday in Foxborough.

Tyler Eifert was not at practice as he continues to deal with back and ankle injuries. It's unclear if Eifert will play this Sunday, but, it was reported "there's a chance" he returns against the Patriots.

A.J. Green was at practice but did not participate due to a calf injury. Green left the Cowboys game in the fourth quarter and limped off the field. I wouldn't jump to conclusions about Green, yet. We'll need to see if he practices tomorrow. Of course, playing without Green would be a huge loss for the Bengals.

Clint Boling was at practice but didn't practice due to his shoulder injury, which was suffered in Week 4 during the Dolphins game. Boling was limited last week with the same injury but did play 100% of offensive snaps in Dallas.

Karlos Dansby was at practice but likely received a veteran's rest day, as the team reported his day off was not injury related.

Getting in limited practices on Wednesday were Jeremy Hill (chest), C.J. Uzomah (ankle), George Iloka (shoulder) and Rex Burkhead (hamstring). All four played in Week 5 and only Hill left the game with an injury, the same injury he suffered the week prior against the Dolphins. It's a good sign that Hill was practicing today and the team is likely taking it easy with him leading up to this Sunday's game.

James Wright, who missed Week 5 with a hamstring injury, was back at practice as a full participant on Wednesday. That's a good sign he will play on Sunday against the Patriots.

As for the Patriots, they had a slew of limited players on Wednesday and three players who didn't practice. Starting linebacker Jonathan Freeny and starting right guard Shaq Mason were among the non-participants. Mason's absence was not injury related.

Here's the Wednesday practice and injury report for both teams.


TE Tyler Eifert Ankle/Back DNP

Clint Boling Shoulder DNP

WR A.J. Green Calf DNP

LB Karlos Dansby Non-Injury Related DNP

HB Rex Burkhead Hamstring LP

HB Jeremy Hill Chest LP

C.J. Uzomah Ankle LP

S George Iloka Shoulder LP

WR James Wright Hamstring FP


RG Shaq Mason Non-Injury Related DNP

LB Jonathan Freeny Shoulder DNP

RB Brandon Bolden Knee DNP

TE Martellus Bennett Ankle LP

RB LaGarrette Blount Hip LP

OT Marcus Cannon Calf LP

WR Julian Edelman Foot LP

QB Jimmy Garoppolo Right Shoulder LP

TE Rob Gronkowski Hamstring LP

LB Dont'a Hightower Knee LP

LB Shea McClellin Concussion LP

WR Malcolm Mitchell Hamstring LP

TE Greg Scruggs Knee LP

OL Joe Thuney Shoulder LP

DL Vincent Valentine Back LP

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% or greater chance a player will play 
(-) = Not Listed - No game status available