As expected, the Cincinnati Bengals have ruled out all four players who did not practice this week, which includes Tyler Eifert, John Ross, Ryan Hewitt and Derron Smith.
Eifert remains sidelined with a back injury that could keep him sidelined after the bye in Week 6. Ross is battling a knee injury that’s been plaguing him since the preseason. Smith’s ankle injury has also been bothering him for several weeks.
As for Hewitt, he suffered a knee injury in Cincinnati’s Week 4 win over the Cleveland Browns, which has him sidelined until at least Week 7.
On the other side, the Buffalo Bills have ruled out backup linebacker Ramon Humber and starting receiver Jordan Matthews. They’ve also got four key players listed as questionable, including left tackle Cordy Glenn, starting safety Micah Hyde and starting cornerback E.J. Gaines.
Losing any of them would be a big loss, but Glenn would be the biggest. He’s one of the game’s better tackles, and not having him would lead to field days for Carl Lawson and Carlos Dunlap.
If Gaines and/or Wright are out, that’s a big loss for a cornerback group that already has the tough task of slowing down A.J. Green. Making matters worse is Hyde may also be out, so Green could be primed for a monster game.