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NFL Week 7: Bengals vs Browns Wednesday practice and injury report

The Bengals had a number of players sit out of practice and Vontaze Burfict left early. But on the bright side, Tyler Eifert returned as a limited participant.

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The Bengals had an eventful Wednesday. Tyler Eifert returned to practice after two weeks of sitting out and doing rehab work for a back injury he experienced while recovering from his ankle injury. He was limited in practice on Wednesday, but, it's great to have him back on the field.

The media only stays at practice for the first 30 minutes of the day, but toward the end of the session, word got out that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was carted off the field with an ankle injury. It appears the injury is very minor and Marvin Lewis wasn't concerned about his Sunday availability after practice.

Russell Bodine (ankle), Clint Boling (shoulder), Pat Sims (neck), Domata Peko (rest) and Andrew Whitworth (rest) all sat out during practice on Wednesday. It's unclear when Sims injured his neck, but he's been a frequent name on the injury report with different ailments on a near weekly basis. The prior injuries were to his foot, ankle and achilles. For Bodine, it's good news that he is out of a walking boot he was wearing earlier in the week, and did drills on the rehab field today. But, it's unclear right now if he'll play on Sunday. If he doesn't play, expect T.J. Johnson to start in his place.

For the Browns, a slew of starters didn't practice including Joe Haden, Terrelle Pryor and Joe Thomas. Haden didn't play in either of the Bengals vs Browns games last year and he always is a tough matchup for A.J. Green (and has been since college). If he doesn't play, that would be a big loss for the Browns, the same goes of Pryor, the team's leading receiver.

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


C Russell Bodine Ankle DNP

Clint Boling Shoulder DNP

DT Pat Sims Neck DNP

DT Domata Peko Not-Injury Related DNP

LT Andrew Whitworth Not-Injury Related DNP

TE Tyler Eifert Ankle/Back LP

LB Vontaze Burfict Ankle LP


De Marcus Burley Hamstring DNP

WR Corey Coleman Hand DNP

TE Seth DeValve Knee DNP

CB Joe Haden Groin DNP

WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. Hamstring DNP

T Joe Thomas Knee DNP

DL Xavier Cooper Shoulder LP

QB Josh McCown Left Shoulder LP

DB Jamar Taylor Knee LP

TE Randall Telfer Ankle LP

DL Carl Nassib Hand FP

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