The Cincinnati Bengals should hope their starting offensive lineman hold strong when the season commences because the backups are beginning to drop like flies with two going down in the team's most recent practice.
Offensive tackle Isaiah Prince went down Thursday with a wrist injury while doing one-on-ones on Thursday, and he was eventually carted off the field.
Also, interior lineman Trey Hill briefly left the field with an unknown injury, though he later returned.
Prince is a backup tackle with Hill as the team’s backup center.
Both will join Jackson Carman if they miss time. Carman, who tested positive for COVID-19, has been out. It still seems like he’s expected to be ready for Week 1, or at least should test negative prior to the start of the season for Cincinnati. Carman had an underwhelming first week in the preseason, and the rookie guard behind him, Cordell Volson, may take his place regardless.
Luckily, the other four starters seem to be fine as of now, although fans weren’t able to catch a glimpse of them in the preseason game.
That said, La’el Collins, the team’s right tackle who came over from Dallas, has also been out for personal reasons which are expected to be resolved before the commencing of the season.