The Bengals’ injury report from Thursday didn’t change much from Wednesday, but there was one positive development in Shawn Williams’ status.
The starting safety is dealing with a concussion that kept him out of practice Wednesday, but he returned for a limited session today. That means there’s a chance he plays Sunday, but even if he doesn’t, Clayton Fejedelem has proven to be a capable starter in his place. Still, you’d like to have a full deck when facing a Chiefs offense that’s arguably the best in football right now.
The rest of the Bengals who were out Wednesday remained out today, including Giovani Bernard (knee/toe), Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), Tyler Kroft (foot), Billy Price (foot) and Nick Vigil (knee). None of them are expected to be active this week, and it won’t be a surprise if none of them play in Week 8 vs. the Buccaneers, giving them ample time to recover through the Week 9.
Backup tight end C.J. Uzomah was limited again with a shoulder injury, putting his status for Sunday in doubt, which would be really bad with Kroft already sidelined.
One other note: A.J. Green was listed as limited with a non-injury related issue. It’s unclear what that is, but Katherine Terrell reports it caused him to be late to practice.
As for the Chiefs, they were again without center Mitch Morse (concussion), safety Eric Berry (heel) and Justin Houston (hamstring). All three players appear unlikely to play Sunday night.