The Bengals have yet to be as healthy as they are right now all season long. And in fact, it's incredibly rare for any NFL team to be as healthy as the Bengals are in Week 8 of the NFL season. Everyone on the Bengals' 53-man roster was a full go at practice on Friday in London and the team's injury report this week has no injury designations assigned for the game in London. That means we're likely to see seven healthy scratches for the second week in a row on the inactive list. Additionally, we should expect Tyler Eifert to be much more involved this week than he was against the Browns in Week 7. Eifert has not been on the injury report this week leading up the game against the Redskins.
Cue the Eifert hype video, right?!
The Redskins have ruled out starting running back Matt Jones and activated a practice squad running back to be their No. 3 RB on Sunday. (Read more on that here and how it will impact the game!) Expect Chris Thompson and Rob Kelly to take most of Washington's snaps at running back. Washington has taken the "list nearly everyone on the report as questionable" route. That includes many key players such as Bashaud Breeland, Jamison Crowder, Vernon Davis, Terence Garvin, DeSean Jackson, Josh Norman and Jordan Reed. I'd expect the large majority - if not all of them - to play on Sunday, despite their questionable designation. Both Reed and Norman are recovering from concussions, so they are the most legitimately questionable to play from that group.
Here's the final Friday practice and injury report for both teams.
|LT Andrew Whitworth||Concussion||DNP||LP||FP||--|
|G Clint Boling||Shoulder||DNP||FP||FP||--|
|LB Karlos Dansby||Not-Injury Related||DNP||--||--||--|
|DT Domata Peko||Not-Injury Related||DNP||--||--||--|
|CB Dre Kirkpatrick||Groin||LP||FP||FP||--|
|LB Marquis Flowers||Groin||LP||FP||FP||--|
|LB Vontaze Burfict||Not-Injury Related||--||DNP||FP||--|
|WR James Wright||Knee||--||DNP||FP||--|
|LB Terence Garvin||Hip||DNP||LP||LP||QUESTIONABLE|
|RB Matt Jones||Knee||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|CB Bashaud Breeland||Ankle||LP||LP||FP||QUESTIONABLE|
|WR Jamison Crowder||Groin||LP||LP||LP||QUESTIONABLE|
|TE Vernon Davis||Groin||LP||LP||FP||QUESTIONABLE|
|WR DeSean Jackson||Hamstring/Shoulder||LP||LP||LP||QUESTIONABLE|
|C Spencer Long||Chest||LP||LP||FP||QUESTIONABLE|
|CB Josh Norman||Concussion/Wrist||LP||LP||LP||QUESTIONABLE|
|TE Jordan Reed||Concussion||LP||LP||LP||QUESTIONABLE|
|G Brandon Scherff||Shoulder||LP||LP||LP||QUESTIONABLE|
|T Trent Williams||Knee||LP||LP||LP||QUESTIONABLE|
|S Will Blackman||Wrist||FP||FP||FP||--|
|LB Mason Foster||Shin||FP||FP||FP||--|
DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation
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