The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns had most of the same names in and out of practice Thursday.
For the Bengals, it was John Ross and Tyler Eifert remaining sidelined. Neither will play in Week 4, and we probably shouldn’t expect to see either before the Week 6 bye. Ross is further along and could return next week, but Eifert’s back issue could be bad enough to sideline him for several more weeks.
The good news for Cincinnati is Shawn Williams returned to practice, though he was limited Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. He’ll probably be listed as questionable for Sunday.
The same may be true for Carlos Dunlap, who was limited for a second-straight day due to neck injury. It’s unclear when this popped up, as Dunlap hasn’t missed a game this season. It will be interesting to see how much work he does before Sunday.
Giovani Bernard and Brandon LaFell were also limited for the second-straight practice on Thursday. Bernard is battling a thigh injury, while LaFell is working through a knee issue. Neither injury is thought to be significant.
As for the Browns, starting defensive tackle Danny Shelton is in danger of missing Week 4 due to a calf injury suffered Wednesday. That led to him not practicing Thursday.
Starting linebacker Jamie Collins remained sidelined due to a concussion. If Collins and Shelton are both out, the Bengals’ running backs are going to have a monster game.
Cleveland did get some good news with Myles Garrett returning to practice, but it was only a limited session. It was the first practice of any kind since Sept. 6, so he still looks unlikely for Week 4.