Despite having many of its injured guys already on injured reserve, the Bengals still had a long list of injuries during Wednesday’s practice.
The most notable were Cordy Glenn (back), Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle) and Vontaze Burfict. Glenn has been out several weeks now, while Kirkpatrick and Burfict just sustained their injuries on Sunday.
As for the limited guys, both of the Bengals’ starting defensive ends are banged up, as Michael Johnson (pectoral) and Carlos Dunlap (hip) didn’t get in a full practice today. Joe Mixon was also limited with a foot issue. None of these three players left Sunday’s game with an injury, so hopefully, these are minor issues that won’t prevent them from playing Sunday.
Josh Malone (hamstring) returned to get in a limited session after missing the last the last four games. With A.J. Green now out, Malone has a chance to return and finish the season on a high note. He needs it as much as anyone on the roster, as this has been a lost season thus far which could have him firmly on the roster bubble next year if it continues.
Backup cornerback Tony McRae, who suffered a scary head injury in Week 12, remains out while in NFL’s concussion protocol.
For the Chargers, Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon has a knee injury he suffered in Week 12. It was initially announced as a week-to-week injury before he missed Week 13 vs. the Steelers. He didn’t practice today, so it looks like there’s a decent chance he’s out another week.