The Bengals were without left tackle Cordy Glenn for the second practice in a row today due to a concussion. Unlike yesterday, Glenn was seen in the locker room, but now we know why he was absent.
Without Glenn, Andre Smith took his place with the starters at left tackle.
#Bengals first-string offensive line on Monday: LT Andre Smith, LG Michael Jordan, C Billy Price, RG John Miller and RT Bobby Hart— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) August 19, 2019
Since he’s in the concussion protocol, it’s unlikely that Glenn plays on Thursday against the Giants. The starting five at practice today with Smith at left tackle figures to be the starting five for the game.
Along with Glenn, 13 other players did not participate at practice, including a couple of new names.
#Bengals not practicing:— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) August 19, 2019
Dre Kirkpatrick, Cody Core, Drew Sample and Darius Phillips also did not practice after missing Sunday’s session as well. Kirkpatrick and Core were at least working on the rehab field with John Ross III.
Joining the usual suspects today were wide receiver Stanley Morgan and tight end Moritz Böhringer. It’s a bummer for Morgan because with Core also hurt, it would’ve been a good opportunity for the rookie to get some extra reps. Böhringer’s been stuck with the third-stringers for the entirety of training camp, so the offense isn’t missing much.
Christian Westerman has yet to officially retire, so he’ll be listed as a non-participant until then.
Thursday’s game is approaching quickly and the Bengals expect to play everyone who is healthy. At this rate, that final number could be smaller than we think.