It’s onto Week 7 for the Cincinnati Bengals as they begin practice for their road matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.
This used to be a close rivalry in the AFC North, but it’s been all Ravens for the better part of three years. In order for the Bengals to flip the script this Sunday, they’ll need to be as healthy as possible.
Wednesday’s practice saw just a few players not participate. Trey Hopkins got his usual rest day while Jalen Davis (ankle) and Josh Tupou (knee) did not practice either. Davis and Tupou aren’t starters, but their potential absences could lead to the Bengals debuts of recently claimed Tre Flowers and fourth-round rookie Tyler Shelvin.
Staying on defense, Ricardo Allen (ankle) and Trey Hendrickson (shoulder) were limited. Allen is over a month removed of injuring his ankle, so this could’ve been him getting some rest for it. Hendrickson’s shoulder seems to be a new development, so we’ll see if that pops up later this week.
Jackson Carman was also limited as the team gave him rest. He left Sunday’s game with an illness that made him vomit on the sidelines. Chris Evans (hamstring) was also limited, but he was seen doing sprints on the practice field.
Joe Burrow (throat) was listed as a full participant, but the team held him out of his usual media session once again. Mike Thomas (ankle) also practiced in full. He’s missed the last two games.
Several Ravens players did not practice Wednesday and only two of them, Justin Houston and Jimmy Smith, were just resting. Bradley Bozeman (back), Latavius Murray (ankle), Alejandro Villanueva (knee), Sammy Watkins (thigh), and Tavon Young (knee) were all held out due to their injuries. Patrick Queen (thigh) was also limited