The Cincinnati Bengals are lucky to be so healthy for such a crucial midseason game. Their week of practice concluded Friday afternoon with the vast majority of their roster fully participating.
That said, it’s up in the air whether or not backup cornerback and special teamer Jalen Davis (ankle) will end up dressing for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Davis missed Wednesday and Thursday’s practices but was limited Friday. If Davis can’t play, Darius Phillips would likely become the backup slot cornerback.
It was said by many that Tyler Shelvin would be useful for these divisional matchups. Shelvin has yet to dress this season, and he likely won’t this week either as he is questionable with an illness. He has not been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Every other player on the active roster practiced for Cincinnati. Trey Hopkins (knee), Josh Tupou (knee), Chris Evans (hamstring), and Trey Hendrickson (shoulder) were all full participants despite their limited statuses on Thursday.
The Ravens have more to worry about when it comes to their injuries. Latavius Murray (ankle) and Sammy Watkins (thigh) have each been declared out after missing all three practices. Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman figure to split carries at running back with Murray sidelined, and expect to see plenty of Rashod Bateman at receiver in place of Watkins.
Baltimore’s offensive line could be without a player or two as well. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva (knee) and center Bradley Bozeman (back) are questionable as they were both limited Thursday and Friday.
On defense, slot cornerback Tavon Young (knee) and linebacker Patrick Queen (thigh) are questionable as well. Young at least got a full practice in Friday. Queen on the other hand was limited all week.