Among the players not participating was the hero of Sunday’s win at Denver, Dre Kirkpatrick, who sat out for unknown reasons. Perhaps he’s still winded from his 101-yard interception return against the Broncos.
On more serious notes, Cincinnati was without Shawn Williams and Vincent Rey, both of whom are dealing with hamstring injuries that forced them from Sunday’s win. Williams has already missed time due to injury this season, so Clayton Fejedelem would just step into that spot again.
If Rey is out, the Bengals would, in theory, rely more on rookie Jordan Evans to pick up the slack. However, Evans is dealing with a concussion, so he’s iffy at best for Week 12. The good news is Kevin Minter should be back from his elbow injury.
One other key defender sitting out Wednesday was Darqueze Dennard due to a knee injury. He finished Sunday’s win at Denver with no obvious injuries, so perhaps this was more of a precautionary rest day.
The Bengals did have Adam Jones back for a full session after a concussion sidelined him last week. William Jackson was limited with a toe injury that caused him to miss Sunday.
Tyler Kroft, who suffered a hand injury at Denver, was limited Wednesday due to that very injury. Clint Boling was limited with a hamstring issue.
As for the Browns, they were without starting safety Jabrill Peppers on Wednesday in addition to backups Derron Smith and Sammie Coates. Starting center JC Tretter and starting running back Isaiah Crowell were limited with shoulder injuries.
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