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Bengals DE Michael Johnson cleared by doctors; Johnson and Leon Hall are questionable

The Bengals are clearly getting healthier as they head into Buffalo this weekend.


After missing five practices and Cincinnati's win over the New England Patriots, it appears that Michael Johnson is closer to playing against the Buffalo Bills this weekend. According to reports, Johnson was cleared by doctors on Friday, allowing him to fully participate during the team's final session before traveling to Buffalo to face the Bills this Sunday.

"The sun is peeking through," head coach Marvin Lewis said, continuing the meteorological obsession that's gripped the Bengals like MRSA infections in Tampa Bay.

However, Johnson is listed as questionable.

Cornerback Leon Hall, who has missed the past two games against the Browns and Patriots, is questionable but practiced the entire week -- limited on Wednesday and Thursday, full on Friday. He's expected to play. Cornerback Brandon Ghee (thigh) and linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring) joins Hall and Johnson as questionable, despite everyone going full participation on Friday.

For the first time this season, it appears that Mike Pollak will be available, recovering from an MCL strain that he suffered against the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason; which has held him out through the first five weeks this season. Pollak, as well as Andre Smith, were limited on Wednesday but full-go on Thursday and Friday. Both are probable.