For the Bengals, they’ll be without John Ross, who is out with a groin injury suffered in the win at Atlanta. Ross was able to get in a limited practice on Wednesday. He also played through the injury on Sunday, so for now, it doesn’t appear to be serious, and he could be back as soon as next week when the Steelers come to town.
The news is not as good for Giovani Bernard, who has an MCL injury that will sideline him for 2-4 weeks. With Bernard out, the Bengals will rely heavily on Joe Mixon this week, as he returns following a two-game absence with his own knee injury.
As expected, starting center Billy Price was ruled out with his foot injury, which will sideline him a few more weeks.
Thankfully, no one else is on the final report, including Michael Johnson (knee), Preston Brown (shoulder), and Carl Lawson (ankle).
As for the Dolphins, they’ve already ruled out starters A.J. Derby and Bobby McCain, while pass-rushing specialist Cameron Wake was originally doubtful to play, but has now been ruled out. Not having Wake will be a major loss for a Dolphins defense that needs pressure Andy Dalton to win on Sunday.
Making matters worse for the defense are both starting safeties being questionable to play in Rashad Jones and TJ McDonald. That would be really bad news against a Bengals offense that just rang up 37 points in Atlanta.
Miami has listed seven others as questionable to play, including starting receiver DeVante Parker, who has 113 catches over the last two seasons. Most of their questionable players are expected to play, though Parker is someone who looks closer to being doubtful after missing three games already this season with finger and quad injuries.
UPDATE: This article has been updated to reflect Cameron Wake was ruled out by the Dolphins on Saturday afternoon.