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NFL Week 4 Bengals vs Dolphins: Final practice and injury report for Thursday Night Football

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The Bengals will likely be down two starters on Thursday, but the Dolphins have it way worse.

The Bengals and Dolphins have released their final injury and practice reports for Thursday Night Football and there's a lot of bad news on both sides... Though, I guess you could consider the Dolphins sitting numerous starters as good news for the Bengals.

For the Dolphins, starting running back Arian Foster, tight end Jordan Cameron, linebacker Koa Misi and center Mike Pouncey have been ruled out and even worse is that backup center Anthony Steen is doubtful. The Bengals should look to pick on whoever ends up playing center for the Dolphins early and often on Thursday. Additionally, Dolphins' starting linebackers, Jelani Jenkins, is doubtful. And Kiko Alonso, another starting linebacker for the Dolphins is questionable, though he got in a full practice on Wednesday after limited sessions on Monday and Tuesday.

While the Bengals are taking an honest approach and removing players from the "status" section who are sure to play even when listed on the injury report earlier in the week, the Dolphins are being less transparent and giving all players who appeared on the report at any time this week the "questionable" designation. Surely, not all of these players are questionable. When the NFL revised the injury report rules this offseason, I believe they were hoping teams followed the path the Bengals are taking, but so far, it seems most teams are not doing that. Still, the Dolphins have an abundance of players who have already been ruled out, questionable or doubtful.

For the Bengals, Dre Kirkpatrick and Tyler Eifert are doubtful and Derron Smith is questionable (more on that here).

BENGALS

Injury MON TUES WED STATUS
Derron Smith Chest DNP DNP LP QUESTIONABLE
CB Dre Kirkpatrick Hamstring DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
George Iloka Shoulder LP FP FP --
TE Tyler Eifert Ankle LP LP LP DOUBTFUL
DT Pat Sims Achilles LP FP FP --
Shawn Williams Knee LP LP FP --
WR James Wright Knee LP FP FP --
Mike Nugent Shoulder FP FP FP --

DOLPHINS

Injury MON TUES WED STATUS
Branden Albert Ankle DNP DNP LP QUESTIONABLE
TE Jordan Cameron Concussion DNP DNP DNP OUT
RB Arian Foster Hamstring DNP DNP DNP OUT
LB Jelani Jenkins Groin DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
WR Jarvis Landry Shoulder DNP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
LB Koa Misi Neck DNP DNP DNP OUT
Mike Pouncey Hip DNP DNP DNP OUT
Anthony Steen Ankle DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
LB Kiko Alonso Hamstring LP LP FP QUESTIONABLE
CB Xavien Howard Quad LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
DE Jason Jones Ankle LP FP FP QUESTIONABLE
S Rashad Jones Knee LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
TE Dion Sims Ankle LP LP FP QUESTIONABLE
Jermon Bushrod Wrist/Not Injury Related FP FP DNP QUESTIONABLE
WR DeVante Parker Hamstring FP FP FP QUESTIONABLE
LB Spencer Paysinger Neck FP FP FP QUESTIONABLE


*Bold indicates a change from the day prior.

DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation

Game Status:

Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = Less than 50% chance to play
Questionable = 50% or greater chance to play 
(-) = Not Listed - No game status available/will play