December 4, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson (20) in pass coverage against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 35-7. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Giants @ Bengals Injury Report: Bengals Likely Without Reggie Nelson vs. Giants



Bengals Injury Report:

Faine, Jeff C Hamstring DNP LP LP Questionable
Geathers, Robert DE Knee FP FP FP Probable
Green-Ellis, BenJarvus RB Illness DNP FP FP Probable
Jones, Marvin WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Kirkpatrick, Dre CB Thigh - LP DNP Questionable
Mays, Taylor S Knee LP LP FP Probable
Nelson, Reggie S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Newman, Terence CB Hamstring LP FP FP Probable
Robinson, Trevor C/G Hamstring LP LP FP Probable
Skuta, Dan LB Thumb - LP FP Probable


Starting safety Reggie Nelson did not practice for a third straight day due to a hamstring injury that he suffered during the fourth quarter of last week’s loss to Denver and is listed as doubtful, though given Marvin Lewis‘ history of not playing players who don’t practice, he’s as good as out. Expect to see Nate Clements and Chris Crocker take over the starting safety spots.


Dre Kirkpatrick did not practice on Friday, and given he’s already missed so much time with injuries, don’t expect to see him play Sunday. If he does, it will be in nothing more than limited special teams snaps.


Starting center Jeff Faine was limited in practice with an injured hamstring. Rookie Trevor Robinson was a full participant during today’s session, and he will get a heavy amount of snaps on Sunday vs. the Giants vaunted defensive line.


Giants Injury Report:

CB Michael Coe (Hamstring  – DNP)
Kenny Phillips (Knee  – DNP)
LB Jacquian Williams (Knee  – DNP)

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Foot  – DNP)
LB Keith Rivers (Calf  – LP)
Chris Snee (Ankle  – LP)

David Baas (Ankle/Elbow  – FP)
LB Chase Blackburn (Hamstring  – FP)
RB Andre Brown (Shoulder  – FP)
DT Chris Canty (Groin  – FP)
WR Hakeem Nicks (Knee  – LP)
TE Bear Pascoe (Ankle  – FP)


The two biggest players to watch are starting RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) and starting center Chris Snee (ankle) who are listed as questionable to play. If Snee is out, that will give the Bengals a distinct advantage with DT Geno Atkins playing at an All-Pro level.


CB Michael Coe (hamstring), safety Kenny Phillips (knee) and linebacker Jacquian Williams (knee) have already been ruled out.



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