The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns have wrapped-up their Thursday practice sessions, and it’s looking likely that the Bengals will be without their two best defensive backs:
Hall Nelson not working for # Bengals. Has to put them doubtful vs Browns
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) September 26, 2013
It’s a tough loss to take against any team, but for a team that believes it’s a Super Bowl contender, there should be enough guys on this team that can step-up their game and ease the loss.
Specifically Newman, who was a full-participant today, and he and Adam Jones are a formidable CB-duo on their own.
Here is the full injury report for both teams:
Quarterback Brandon Weeden (sprained right thumb) and outside linebacker Quentin Groves (ankle).
Did not participate in practice
Kicker Billy Cundiff (strained right quadriceps), outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (sprained left knee) and defensive end Billy Winn (strained quadriceps)
Guard Shawn Lauvao (high-ankle sprain) and guard Oniel Cousins (chest)
Defensive end Ahtyba Rubin (calf), wide receiver Josh Gordon (ankle) and defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist)
Did not participate
Cornerback Leon Hall (hamstring), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring), safety Reggie Nelson (hamstring) and guard Mike Pollack (knee)
Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (ankle), cornerback Terence Newman (knee), offensive tackle Anthony Collins (knee) and cornerback Brandon Ghee (concussion)