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NFL Week 3 Bengals vs Broncos: Wednesday practice and injury report

The Bengals and Broncos both released lengthy injury reports heading into Week 3's contest.

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals' injury report featured 10 players for the opening practice in preparation for the Broncos in Week 3. But, the Broncos' injury report was even more crowded with 13 names.

Tyler Eifert returned, getting in a limited session and though Andy Dalton was seen limping in the locker room on Sunday, he was a full participant, but on the injury report with a hip issue.

Darqueze Dennard was back on the injury report today after returning to play his first game since November 2015 on Sunday. He apparently suffered a hamstring issue on Sunday that's minor enough that he was able to practice in limited fashion on Wednesday. The same goes for Dre Kirkpatrick. But back to Dennard, he's now had a shoulder, knee and now hamstring injury all since November 2015. Hopefully, this injury isn't too serious and won't keep him off the field on gameday.

James Wright, who has been skipping some practices to rest his surgically repaired knee, was limited on Wednesday as well. And, Eric Winston, who didn't play on Sunday has an injured back and sat out on Wednesday. Pat Sims, who had a great game on Sunday, was limited with a heel injury. He had an Achilles' injury in Week 1, an ankle in Week 2 and now a heel in Week 3. Still, he hasn't missed a game.

As for the non-injured missing players, A.J. Green's wife is in labor and expecting a baby any minute (if it hasn't been born already)! And, Andrew Whitworth had a veteran's rest day.

The Broncos have many injured players as well. Four players didn't practice including Donald Stephenson and DeMarcus Ware who are both expected to be out this week. Three additional players were limited and six players fully practiced as they work their way back from injuries, including wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who hasn't missed any time but is dealing with a hip injury.


TE Tyler Eifert Ankle LP

CB Dre Kirkpatrick Hamstring LP

CB Darqueze Dennard Hamstring LP

WR James Wright Knee LP

DT Pat Sims Heel LP

QB Andy Dalton Hip FP

OT Andrew Whitworth Not Injury Related DNP

WR A.J. Green Not Injury Related DNP

TE C.J. Uzomah Ribs DNP

OT Eric Winston Back DNP


TE Virgil Green Calf DNP

ILB Corey Nelson Ankle DNP

OT Donald Stephenson Calf DNP

OLB DeMarcus Ware Forearm DNP

WR Bennie Fowler Elbow LP

S Justin Simmons Hand LP

OLB Dekoda Watson Elbow LP

RB C.J. Anderson Ribs FP

C James Ferentz Knee FP

TE Jeff Heuerman Ankle FP

OL Ty Sambrailo Elbow/Ankle FP

WR Demaryius Thomas Hip FP

DE Billy Winn Back 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