The only good news (if this is considered to be a good thing) to come out of Thursday’s session was Andre Smith returned as a limited participant. He needs to get a full practice in on Friday (even though it’s mainly a walkthrough) to feel good about him starting at left tackle on Sunday (again, if that’s actually a good thing). If he’s out, the starting left tackle figures to be John Jerry (ok, Smith starting would be good news).
Every other injured Bengal remained out Thursday, including Carl Lawson (hamstring), Kerry Wynn (concussion), Cordy Glenn (the worst concussion in the history of concussions?), Ryan Glasgow (thigh) and Michael Johran (knee). Jordan has already been ruled out with Billy Price replacing him as the starting left guard.
If Lawson, Glasgow and Wynn are all out, that’s going to leave the Bengals dangerously thing along the defensive line. They’ll have to hope Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, Sam Hubbard and Andrew Billings can hold up for four quarters while getting good backup snaps from Renell Wren, Andrew Brown and Josh Tupo.
As for the Bills, they had a new addition to the injury report Thursday in former Bengals tight end Tyler Kroft, who suffered a foot injury in practice and is now uncertain to play Sunday.
Starting cornerback Tre'Davious White remained a limited participant with his neck injury, so he’s no lock to play Sunday either.