The bye week can’t come soon enough for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Wednesday’s injury report featured a plethora of players that either didn’t practice or were limited.
As expected, Bobby Hart (knee) did not practice as he will not play this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Trey Hopkins (concussion), Jonah Williams (stinger), and Joe Mixon (foot) also did not practice. Head coach Zac Taylor said that all three are considered day-to-day.
Defensive backs Darius Phillips (knee) and Brandon Wilson (knee) did not practice either. Phillips has dealt with the same knee injury since last season, but Wilson is a fresh addition. He’s only appeared on an injury report once back in Week 3, and that was for personal reasons.
William Jackson III practiced for the first time since he suffered a concussion during the team’s Week 6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson was limited, but it’s a good sign for him to potentially play this Sunday.
Markus Bailey (neck), Michael Jordan (back), and Cethan Carter (shoulder) were also limited on Wednesday. Carter was inactive for last Sunday, so this might’ve been the reason why he didn’t play.
Geno Atkins and Mike Daniels received full rest days and A.J. Green had a limited rest day. John Ross III practiced full after supposedly missing last game due to an illness.
The Titans had several notable defensive players sidelined on Wednesday. DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee), S Dane Cruikshank (groin), CB Kristian Fulton (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (illness), and CB Tye Smith (shoulder) all did not practice due to injury. DT Jeffery Simmons also did not practice (not injury related).
Clowney hurt his knee this past Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Joseph, the former Bengal, is their No. 1 cornerback with Adoree’ Jackson on the Reserve/Injured list.
RT Dennis Kelly (knee) also did not practice and backup OL Daniel Munyer (hand) was limited.