As the Bengals inch closer to Sunday’s 2019 opener, it continues to look like Cordy Glenn will not suit up in Seattle.
For the second-straight day, Glenn was present for practice but did not participate. While it remains to be seen how Zac Taylor will handle injured players and playing in games with little-to-no practice time, it’s hard to see Glenn being active Sunday as he recovers from a concussion. The last thing Cincinnati can afford is for Glenn to have a setback and end up missing several more weeks, if not longer.
A.J. Green remained out and looks unlikely to play before Week 3 at the very earliest. It’s more likely he misses the first month of the season as the Bengals ensure he returns at 100% with risk of a re-injury.
Trayveon Williams is still out and is highly unlikely to play Sunday. Other than those three, the Bengals look pretty healthy with the other 50 guys. You figure Jake Dolegala will be inactive as the third quarterback, so there’s four inactives right there.
My guess is Auden Tate, Renell Wren and Jordan Willis are the other three inactives. I would have said Drew Sample if the offensive line was healthier, but I think he could have a big role Sunday as an extra blocker. Lord knows Andre Smith and Bobby Hart will need all the help they can get on the edge.
For the Seahawks, most of their injured players were able to practice Thursday, including left tackle Duane Brown. Linebacker Shaquem Griffin and wide receiver DK Metcalf were upgraded to full participants.
Defensive ends Ziggy Ansah, Jadeveon Clowney and L.J. Collier remained limited participants. The issue with Clowney seems to be the Seahawks are just slowly working him into their system, while Ansah and Collier have legitimate injuries that could limit or even sideline them Sunday.