All 53 Bengals practiced in some form Thursday afternoon. Trey Hopkins (rest) and Cam Sample (knee) were non-participants Wednesday, but both were limited for the team’s second practice of the week.
Chris Evans (hamstring) and Auden Tate (thigh) were limited as well, just like they were on Wednesday. Jackson Carman (back) practiced with no limitations for the second day in a row.
With one game to go before the bye, the Bengals are on track to fill their inactives list with healthy scratches only. We’ll see if Evans and Tate end up getting the go ahead to play, but things are heading in the right direction for them to play as of now.
The Browns also saw an increase in practice participation. No, they did not allow Odell Beckham Jr. back, but a few of their players did practice more than they did Wednesday.
DT Malik Jackson (ankle), S John Johnson III (neck), WR Jarvis Landry (knee), and DT Malik McDowell (illness) were each limited Thursday after missing practice entirely Wednesday. DE Takkarist McKinley (groin) was a full participant after not practicing the day prior.
Everyone else but two players on their injury report practiced the same amount as they did Wednesday. This includes DE Jadeveon Clowney (ankle/knee/hip) not practicing for the second-straight day.
C JC Tretter (knee) and TE Harrison Bryant (thigh) are the exceptions. Tretter was unable to practice Thursday after he was limited Wednesday, and Bryant was limited despite being a full participant Wednesday. This is not good for either player suiting up for Sunday, but we’ll see what Cleveland lists them as tomorrow.