The Cincinnati Bengals did not practice Monday but did release a simulated injury report.
Since Monday is four days before the Thursday night game, the Bengals would have already released their second injury report that day in a normal week. They didn’t practice today because it was the day after a game, so they released the report based on what it would have looked like if they had practiced.
This is all to be taken with a grain of salt since they didn’t actually practice. They won’t actually know where everyone stands until they engage in some physical activities. This list could drastically change by tomorrow.
First off, Jessie Bates (neck) stands out in the Bengals’ injury report. If the Bengals had practiced today, Bates would not have participated.
Chidobe Awuzie (groin) left the game early on Sunday, and would have held out of practice as well. Awuzie’s replacement on Sunday, Darius Phillips (hand), would have been limited.
The good news for the secondary is that Trae Waynes (hamstring) would have been limited, which is another step in the right direction. He could be back on Thursday, but if not, this should be the last game he misses with this injury.
Finally, on the defensive side of the ball, Markus Bailey (hamstring) would have been limited as well.
On the offensive line, Riley Reiff (ankle) and Xavier Su’a-Filo (knee) were listed as DNP. Reiff had to leave the game early, and it looks like it’s more than just a ding. Jackson Carman is likely to get his second start in place of Su’a-Filo, and Isaiah Prince could get his first start with the Bengals on Thursday.
Also on offense, Tee Higgins (shoulder) was listed as DNP.
As for their Week 4 opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ depth on the offensive line will be tested on Thursday. Cam Robinson (shoulder) and Andrew Norwell (ankle) were both limited on the Jaguars’ simulated injury report. Defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle) was also limited.
The good news for Jacksonville is that cornerback Tre Herndon (knee) should be back at practice tomorrow.
Bengals vs. Jaguars Injury Report
#Jaguars estimated injury report for today:— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 27, 2021
CB Tre Herndon (knee) is expected to participate in full for the first time today.
Roy Roberson-Harris (ankle) is expected to be limited, he missed yesterday's game.
Robinson and Norwell were injured on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/ruv3i7cc5g