No injured player for the Cincinnati Bengals practiced less on Thursday compared to what they did on Wednesday, as Thursday’s injury report states. That’s good news for a team that just added their sixth and seventh players to the Reserve/Injured list this week. The only active player that didn’t practice at all was Joe Mixon, who was not present due to personal reasons.
The three that were limited on Wednesday, Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), Giovani Bernard (groin), and A.J. Green (hamstring), were all limited again on Thursday. Green spoke to the media before practice and stated he would be able to play through his hamstring injury. Alexander, who hasn’t played in two weeks, may very well be a game-time decision along with Bernard.
Darius Phillips and Auden Tate both missed practice on Wednesday due to shoulder injuries and both practiced on Thursday, albeit both were limited. Geno Atkins (shoulder) went limited after his standard Wednesday off.
For the Indianapolis Colts, TE Mo Alie-Cox (knee), DT Denico Autry (ankle/knee), and LB Darius Leonard (groin) all haven’t practiced the last two days, so their chances of playing on Sunday appear slim-to-none. It does look like LT Anthony Castonzo (rib) will be making his return after getting in a full practice on Thursday. S Julian Blackmon (groin) and DE Justin Houston (hip) also returned after not practicing on Wednesday.