Jun 12, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals corner back Dre Kirkpatrick (27) during work outs at mini camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Bengals at Browns Injury Report: Dre Kirkpatrick Inching Closer to Debut


Allen, Jason CB Quad LP LP - -
Green, A.J. WR Knee LP FP - -
Jones, Adam CB Back - LP - -
Kirkpatrick, Dre CB Knee LP FP - -
Moch, Dontay LB Illness - DNP - -
Newman, Terence CB Groin DNP LP - -
Whitworth, Andrew T Knee LP LP - -



Dre Kirkpatrick now fully practicing, and is reportedly ready to amp up his workload, but is taking everything in stride and waiting for his name to be called:

I’m just going to play my role. The knee feels good, there is no problem, mentally I’m good. I don’t want to be too over-aggressive. I don’t want to bring attention to myself. I just want to be a good player and wait my turn.


Starting CB Terence Newman (groin) also returned in a limited role today after sitting out Wednesday.

Starting LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) was limited for the second-consecutive day, and it will be interesting to see if he’s able to fully practice on Friday.


And for the Browns:

Benjamin, Travis WR Hamstring DNP DNP - -
Fujita, Scott LB Shoulder/Neck LP DNP - -
Gipson, Tashaun DB Knee DNP DNP - -
Jackson, D’Qwell LB Head DNP LP - -
Massaquoi, Mohamed WR Hamstring DNP DNP - -
Norwood, Jordan WR Foot DNP DNP - -
Patterson, Dimitri DB Ankle DNP DNP - -
Rubin, Ahtyba DL Calf DNP DNP - -
Rucker, Frostee DE Shoulder FP FP - -
Smith, Alex TE Head LP FP - -
Ventrone, Ray DB Hand/Calf LP LP - -
Ward, T. J. DB Hand LP LP - -

November 06, 2011; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker D

The Browns got great news today as Pro Bowl MLB D’Qwell Jackson practiced for the first time since suffering a concussion in the teams’ 41-27 loss to the Giants on Sunday, though it was in a limited capacity, making his availibility uncertain for Sunday’s game. If he is out, it will leave a huge void in the Browns run-defense, leaving the Bengals with a great opportunity to establish their running game which has been almost non-existent.


The Browns waive also announced they’ve waived 3rd-string QB Thaddeus Lewis to make room for CB Joe Haden to return to the active roster. The Browns were granted a one-week roster exemption for Haden if the team chose to keep him inactive for Sunday, but this is a clear indication they will have Haden out their shadowing A.J. Green very closely in round 2 of the Battle of Ohio.



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