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NFL Week 2 Bengals vs Steelers: Wednesday practice and injury report includes Carlos Dunlap, Adam Jones

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The Bengals' injury report featured a few surprises on Wednesday.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals escaped New York without any major injuries but a few major contributors were dinged up in the win over the Jets.

Adam Jones and Carlos Dunlap were both limited participants in today's Bengals practice in preparation for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Jones is dealing with a back injury that must be minor enough to have allowed him to practice in limited fashion while Dunlap is dealing with shoulder and toe issues.

Tyler Eifert and Pat Sims both did not practice on Wednesday. Sims also missed last Wednesday with an achilles injury before returning on Thursday to be a full participant. Sims' injury has now been changed to an ankle injury.

Andrew Whitworth received the day off on Wednesday, which is nothing to worry about. His veteran status will get him many days off this season.

The best news of the day is that Darqueze Dennard was a full participant for the first time since injuring his ankle in training camp. Dennard should be active for this Sunday's matchup in Pittsburgh.

For the Steelers, Markus Wheaton and Cody Wallace returned to practice after not taking part in Pittsburgh's Week 1 win over Washington. But, cornerback Senquez Golson, fullback Roosevelt Nix and linebacker Ryan Shazier all did not practice. The most important among those players is Shazier who was playing well on Monday night before going down with a knee injury. Shazier will be the key player to monitor here. Nix is also the Steelers' starting (and only) fullback.

Both teams will practice on Thursday and Friday before providing their injury designations for each players' Sunday status.


TE Tyler Eifert Ankle DNP

B Adam Jones Back LP

CB Darqueze Dennard Ankle FP

DE Carlos Dunlap Shoulder/Toe LP

DT Pat Sims Ankle DNP

OT Andrew Whitworth Not Injury Related DNP


CB Senquez Golson Foot DNP

FB Roosevelt Nix Back DNP

LB Ryan Shazier Knee DNP

RB DeAngelo Williams Not Injury Related DNP

C/G Cody Wallace Knee FP

WR Markus Wheaton Shoulder 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