The Bengals and Bills will both be without several key players when they face off Sunday.
For the Bengals, they’ll be without Cordy Glenn, Ryan Glasgow, Kerry Wynn, A.J. Green and B.W. Webb. All of these guys failed to practice this week, so seeing them ruled out on Friday is no surprise.
Carl Lawson is listed as doubtful after not practicing this week due to a hamstring injury. Him being out would mean more snaps for backup lineman Andrew Brown on the edge. He played on the edge and as a 3-technique in the preseason.
There was some positive news, however, with the recovery of starting offensive linemen Andre Smith and Michael Jordan. Smith was able to practice Thursday and Friday, good enough to have him listed as questionable for Sunday.
As for Jordan, he got in a limited session on Friday and is also questionable for Sunday. The expectation was his knee injury would cost him a week or two, so seeing him make enough progress to have a chance of playing in Week 3 is good news, all things considered.
Even so, head coach Zac Taylor said Jordan will come off the bench if he plays against the Bills, which means Billy Price should be the starting left guard.
As for the Bills, they’ll be without starting tight end Tyler Kroft and backup running back Devin Singletary. Even with a new team, Kroft suffered an ankle injury in practice this week, so he’ll miss his first chance to face the team that made him a third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Singletary may be a backup, but this is still a big loss for the Bills offense. He’s easily been the team’s best back, rushing for 127 yards on just 10 carries while catching five passes for 28 yards. Him being out means a bigger workload for 36-year-old Frank Gore and journeyman T.J. Yeldon.