The Bengals had a loaded injury report on Wednesday, which even included Andy Dalton.
Don’t panic, however, as Dalton was listed as a full participant while dealing with a back issue. This is the first time Dalton has popped up on the injury report in 2018, so it must have been something he sustained Sunday against the Steelers.
The best news to come out of Wednesday was John Ross (groin) getting a full workload in. That bodes well for him making a return next Sunday when the Bengals face a Chiefs defense that Ross could burn for some big plays.
Carlos Dunlap has a buttocks injury, so there’s that.
As expected, Giovani Bernard (knee/toe), Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), Tyler Kroft (foot), Billy Price (foot), Nick Vigil (knee) and Shawn Williams (concussion) all failed to practice Wednesday. They’re all expected to miss Sunday’s game in Kansas City.
For the Chiefs, safety Eric Berry (heel), linebacker Justin Houston (hamstring) and center Mitch Morse (concussion protocol) were among the Chiefs who did not practice Wednesday. Houston and Berry are among the NFL’s best at their respective positions when healthy.
Berry is not expected to play this week as he returns from last year’s torn Achilles. Houston’s hamstring injury is more iffy and he could return this week.
As for Morse, he’s the Chiefs’ starting center, so not having him would be a big loss against a Bengals defense that has Geno Atkins, who is hungry for a big game after being held in check against Pittsburgh.