It continues to look like the Bengals will be without their star running back, as well as three starting offensive linemen vs. the Titans in Week 8.
Thursday’s practice saw Joe Mixon (foot), Trey Hopkins (concussion), Bobby Hart (knee) and Jonah Williams (stinger) all miss a second-straight day, so all four appear unlikely to play this week.
Star cornerback William Jackson III was upgraded to a full participant Thursday after being limited Wednesday, so it looks like he’ll be active after missing last week with a concussion.
Backup cornerback Darius Phillips missed his second-straight day with a knee injury, so it looks like the Bengals will get Jackson back but be without Phillips vs. Tennessee.
Wide receiver John Ross was out today with an illness after practicing fully Wednesday. Even if he’s healthy enough to play, Ross has been a healthy scratch several times recently. With no other receivers injured or sick, that trend will likely continue this week.
Left guard Michael Jordan was upgraded to a full participant Thursday after being limited with a back injury Wednesday.
Bobby Hart, Trey Hopkins, Jonah Williams, Darius Phillips and Joe Mixon all with the back-to-back missed practice alert.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) October 29, 2020
Everyone else on a good pace for Sunday. pic.twitter.com/wsSOj29Awp
For the Titans, the big story today is star receiver A.J. Brown was held out due to a knee injury. He was not listed on Wednesday’s injury report, so it appears this injury happened sometime this week.
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney remained sidelined with his own knee injury, so it’s not looking good for his chances of playing Sunday.
Right tackle Dennis Kelly missed his second-straight day with a knee injury as well, so he’s looking unlikely for Sunday.
Former Bengals cornerback and current Titans start Johnathan Joseph missed his second-straight practice with an illness.
Titans leading receiver A.J. Brown missed practice today with a knee injury, and DE Jadeveon Clowney missed his second straight practice with a knee. pic.twitter.com/a2tpW2LS31— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) October 29, 2020