The Bengals and Seahawks have released their first injury reports of the 2019 season.
From a numbers perspective, both teams are doing well with only a handful of players likely to miss this week. Unfortunately, those few players for the Bengals are pretty important ones.
Of course, A.J. Green was sidelined with his ankle injury and wasn’t even a spectator at practice today. He’s still in a walking boot and riding a scooter, so we’re probably a few weeks away from him even being a participant in practice, let alone playing in actual games.
Another key offensive starter sitting out is left tackle Cordy Glenn. The Bengals did get some good news today as Glenn was able to do some work on the rehab field, though he obviously didn’t do anything in practice. His status for Sunday is very murky, and if he doesn’t practice this week, he’ll likely be ruled out on the final injury report.
Rookie running back Trayveon Williams is still out with his foot injury, which is part of why the Bengals claimed Samaje Perine off waivers. Perine will likely be active Sunday and may even get some touches on offense in Seattle.
Backup wide receiver Auden Tate was listed as limited with a knee injury. He’ll probably be inactive Sunday if the Bengals feel Pharoh Cooper can give them something on offense and/or special teams.
The Seahawks had several offensive lineman sit out today, include left tackle Duane Brown, though it sounds like it was a rest day. Mike Iupati and Joey Hunt are backup lineman who didn’t practice today.
Seattle had several starters who were limited today, including receiver D.K. Metcalf and defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney, Ezekiel Ansah and L.J. Collier. Collier looks like the most likely of the bunch to miss Week 1, as he’s recovering from a significant ankle injury suffered in training camp.
Starting linebacker Shaquem Griffin was limited with a knee injury. It will be interesting to see how Seattle’s injured players progress throughout the week, as that’s a good chunk of their defense that’s banged up.