The Cincinnati Bengals received a mix of good and bad news to start their Wednesday.
Auden Tate (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list and will miss the remainder of the season, but Xavier Su’a-Filo has officially been activated from I.R. and may even return to the starting lineup this week. Su’a-Filo hasn’t played since Week 1, when he originally injured his ankle.
Su’a-Filo might be back this week, but Mike Thomas (hamstring) might not be. Thomas missed last week’s game with his hamstring injury, which limited the Bengals to just five receivers, and that included Tate with his bad shoulder. Thomas was limited during Wednesday’s practice as was Christian Covington (illness).
Covington wasn’t the only Bengal listed on the injury report with an illness. Long snapper Clark Harris didn’t practice at all with an illness. He joined Tony Brown (hamstring), Alex Redmond (concussion), and Brandon Wilson (hamstring) on the sidelines for the entire practice.
As of now, Covington and Harris have not been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, but their illnesses are something to monitor.
The Dolphins’ injury report is a bit longer and is headlined by fifth-overall pick Tua Tagovailoa, who was limited with his thumb injury. Tagovailoa missed last week’s game against the New York Jets because of his ailment.
“Tua’s been rehabbing, he’s been getting treatment,” Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said on Tuesday. “He’s working hard to get back in there. We’ll see about today. I wish I had a crystal ball to see he’s going to practice fully. We’ve got to get out there and see. He’s doing everything he can and we’ll evaluate that as we go.”
Starting right guard Solomon Kindley (foot) was also limited on Wednesday, as was starting RB Salvon Ahmed (shoulder). Backup RBs DeAndre Washington (hamstring) and Malcolm Perry (chest) did not practice, but the rest of their roster practiced in full.