The Cincinnati Bengals have declared two of their players out for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
Tony Brown (hamstring) and Alex Redmond (concussion) will not play. Both players did not practice at all this week.
Brown has mainly been a reserve when he’s been active, but Redmond has started seven of the last eight games at right guard. During last week’s game against the New York Giants, Redmond suffered his concussion and has been out ever since. Quinton Spain is likely to start in his place at right guard while Michael Jordan will likely be at left guard.
Seven other players for the Bengals are listed as questionable, but most of them will end up playing. Clark Harris (illness), Brandon Wilson I(hamstring), and Mike Thomas (hamstring) all practiced on Friday and the team expects all three to play. Darius Phillips (illness) did not practice on Friday, but he’s also expected to play for the first time since being placed on the Reserve/Injured list after Week 8. If Phillips does play, he’s likely to take back his starting spot at left cornerback.
Christian Covington (illness), Xavier Williams (back), and B.J. Finney (back) are also listed as questionable. Finney doesn’t usually dress, so he’ll probably be inactive. These three were limited on Friday.
As it’s been for the past two weeks, all eyes in Miami are on Tua Tagovailoa. The rookie quarterback was limited yet again on Friday and is one of three players deemed questionable for Sunday. Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that the team’s decision at quarterback between Tagovailoa and Ryan Fitzpatrick will be made on Friday, but the Bengals won’t know until game day. Right now, Fitzpatrick is the safe bet.
RG Solomon Kindley (foot) and RB/WR Malcolm Perry (chest) are the other two questionable players, and RBs Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) are doubtful.