With four games remaining in this season, the Cincinnati Bengals need all the good news they can possibly get.
They appear to have already gotten some before Wednesday because head coach Zac Taylor said that Jonah Williams’ right knee injury isn’t as serious as they originally thought it was going to be. Williams was still placed on the Reserve/Injured list and therefore will be out for the next three games, but anytime the starting left tackle dodges a major bullet for a minor one, it’s a positive.
As for the players still on the active roster, only two of them were sidelined on Wednesday due to injury. Brandon Wilson (groin) and Xavier Williams (back) did not practice with injuries that they were originally dealing with last week.
Both players played this past Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, but Wilson missed some special teams snaps due to his injury during that game. That’s why Mike Thomas was on the field as a gunner and kickstarted that fourth-quarter debacle.
Tee Higgins (hamstring) was also injured in that game, but he and Alex Redmond (concussion) were at least able to get some practice in. Both players were limited.
Taylor said that Brandon Allen (chest) was feeling better on Monday and Allen practicing in full on Wednesday proves that. Allen is expected to start at quarterback again on Sunday as the Bengals take on Andy Dalton and the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys, who literally just played yesterday, did not practice on Wednesday. They did release an injury report detailing which players would be on the report if they did practice. RB Ezekiel Elliott (calf) would’ve been limited along with CB Anthony Brown (ribs) while OT Cameron Erving (knee) and S Donovan Wilson (groin) would not have practiced.