With D’Ante Smith (knee) set to go on injured reserve, the Bengals have just three other players listed as questionable for Week 6, including running back Joe Mixon (ankle). After barely doing any work leading into last week’s game vs. Green Bay, Mixon got in a limited practice on Wednesday and Friday this week while sitting out Thursday. The expectation is he’ll be active Sunday.
Offensive guard Jackson Carman just came off the COVID-19 list today and got in a limited session after missing the previous two practices. Either Carman or Trey Hill will start at right guard in Detroit, per Zac Taylor.
As for wide receiver Mike Thomas (ankle), he practiced fully on Friday after being limited the previous two days, so he should be healthy enough to play this weekend.
For the Lions, they have four players listed as questionable, including outside linebacker Trey Flowers (knee), tight end T.J. Hockenson (knee), running back D’Andre Swift (groin) and running back Jamaal Williams (hip/illness). All four players got in a limited practice on Friday.