UPDATE 5:38 PM
Not expected to play tonight: Hawkins, Ghee, Kirkpatrick, Scott, A. Smith, Whitworth, Dunlap. #INDvsCIN
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 29, 2013
As noted in today’s story, expect the first units to be in for only a series. Two tops
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) August 29, 2013
Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth is out tonight as the team hopes he’ll be ready in 8 days when the team heads to Chicago to open the season vs the Bears.Anthony Collins is expected to start for Whitworth against the Colts tonight.
Andre Smith is also out after he tweaked his knee against the Dallas Cowboys last week.
Seventh-rounder Reid Fragel out of Ohio State, who missed the first two games with a knee injury, isn’t expected to play.
Receiver Andrew Hawkins is walking around without a boot or cast on his injured ankle, but won’t be playing tonight.
What to Watch For
According to NFL stats, fullbacks Orson Charles and John Conner played a total of six snaps Saturday night on offense. Look for more snaps for both players tonight as the Bengals decide whether to use the more versatile Charles, or the more bone-crunching Conner at FB this year.