On Thursday, starting tackles Jake Fisher and Cedric Ogbuehi, who left early Wednesday due to illness, were able to return to practice. Both were listed as full participants after being limited Wednesday, so expect to see them both in the starting lineup this Sunday.
However, rookie receiver John Ross looks highly questionable for Week 3. After being limited Wednesday due to an illness, Ross was unable to practice Thursday due to a knee injury. He missed part of the preseason and training camp due to a knee sprain, though it’s unclear if both injuries are related.
Either way, Ross is clearly having a tough time shedding his injury-prone label, so we shouldn’t expect to see him making an impact on Sunday.
Also sitting out again was Tyler Eifert, who looks unlikely to play Sunday due to a lingering back injury.
One other concerning note is Geno Atkins was limited for the second straight day due to a shoulder injury. If he’s not 100 percent, it will be a big blow to the Bengals’ defense, which has relied heavily on him playing at an All-Pro level thus far.
As for the Packers, it was mostly the same guys in and out of practice on Thursday. The one exception was starting tackle Bryan Bulaga, who was limited Thursday after going full on Wednesday.
Star wide receiver Randall Cobb did not practice for the second-straight day, and neither did stud defensive lineman Mike Daniels. Both look unlikely to play Sunday, which will be a big boost to the Bengals’ chances of winning.