As the weekend approaches, it’s looking like the Cincinnati Bengals’ inactive players list will be full of injuries this week.
Five players for Cincinnati did not practice due to injury. Tony Brown (hamstring), Alex Redmond (concussion), Brandon Wilson (hamstring), and Clark Harris (illness) have not practiced yet this week. Christian Covington (illness) did not practice on Thursday either after being limited on Wednesday. Illness can mean different things, but hopefully it doesn’t end up being COVID-19 related for either Covington or Harris.
Harris, the team’s long snapper of the last 12 years, hasn’t missed a game since 2016. If Harris can’t play, Dan Godsil will be elevated up from the practice squad. The Bengals signed Godsil back to the practice squad this week because of Harris’ illness.
Both Xavier Williams and B.J. Finney were limited on Thursday with back injuries. Williams has been a key rotational player at defensive tackle since he joined the team in October, but Finney has yet to take an offensive snap with the Bengals since they traded for him a week before the trade deadline.
Mike Thomas (hamstring) was limited on Thursday again like he was on Wednesday. He will likely be declared questionable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
Speaking of the Dolphins, the only change on their injury report involves RB Malcolm Perry, who was limited on Thursday after not practicing at all on Wednesday. This means that QB Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) remained limited for two-straight practices. If he’s limited yet again on Friday, it would confirm his game-time decision status for Sunday.
Bengals & Dolphins Injury Reports