The Cincinnati Bengals have released their first injury report of the 2020 season, and it comes with good news and bad news.
The good news is that the vast majority of the team is healthy. A.J. Green was a full participant at practice and wasn’t even listed as such, which is a great sign for him playing a prominent role during Sunday’s opener.
The bad news is that Geno Atkins, who’s been an observer during the last few practices, appears to be dealing with an actual ailment.
Atkins did not practice Wednesday and is listed with a shoulder injury. Joining him were fellow defensive linemen Mike Daniels (groin) and Carlos Dunlap (rest). Daniels’ injury is also new information, and while today could’ve easily just been a rest day for Dunlap, it is peculiar for it to come days before the first game of the season.
In the secondary, Shawn Williams (calf) continued to work on the rehab field while LeShaun Sims is still dealing with a personal matter.
As for the visiting team, the Los Angeles Chargers are expecting WR Mike Williams (shoulder) to be a game-time decision on Sunday. He was limited in practice today.
C Mike Pouncey (hip) did not practice, but TE Virgil Green (quad) and QB Tyrod Taylor (calf), who will start over sixth-overall pick Justin Herbert, were both full participants.