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Ravens at Bengals injury report: Carlos Dunlap and Preston Brown back at practice

The Bengals could have most of their 53-man roster able to go Thursday vs. the Ravens.

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The Bengals are getting healthier ahead of their Thursday clash with the Ravens.

After not practicing Monday, both Preston Brown and Carlos Dunlap returned to action on Tuesday. However, it was only a limited session for the two defenders, so how much work they get in Wednesday will largely determine their status for Thursday.

Backup receiver Cody Core was limited once again and looks highly unlikely to play Thursday. We should expect the Bengals to roll with five receivers again and rookie Auden Tate be a healthy scratch.

Left guard Clint Boling got a full session in Tuesday after being limited on Monday. He looks ready to rock for Thursday after helping pave the way for Joe Mixon’s big Week 1 (5.6 ypc on 17 runs).

On Baltimore’s side, it was more of the same as backup running back Kenneth Dixon, backup cornerback Maurice Canady, backup defensive tackle Willie Henry and tight end Hayden Hurt remained out. All four are likely going to be inactive Thursday.

Canady is the big loss simply because Jimmy Smith is already out due to suspension, so Baltimore’s secondary is going to be very thin against a team they’ve routinely been torched by in the fourth quarter, whether by A.J. Green or Tyler Boyd.

While Dixon did get significant touches in Week 1, that was mainly because it was a 47-3 drubbing that saw every active player log significant snaps. Javorius ‘Buck’ Allen is the backup to Alex Collins, so those were going to be the two backs Cincinnati saw most Thursday regardless of Dixon’s status.

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday Injury Report