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Injury Update: Pacman, Gresham, Dunlap Did Not Practice Thursday

By Editorial Staff
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Bengals.com’s injury update for the week:

"INJURY UPDATE: One day after returning to the field, cornerback Adam Jones and tight Jermaine Gresham were out of uniform for the Bengals Thursday practice. Also out for the second straight day were left end Carlos Dunlap (hamstring) and tight end Donald Lee (foot). Middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (ankle) was dressed but looked to be limited for the second straight day.Gresham and Jones, each with a hamstring issue, were limited Wednesday. The key day for everyone is Friday. It’s rare for a player to miss a Friday practice and then play in the game.Cornerback Nate Clements (knee) and safety Chris Crocker (knee) returned after being held out Wednesday."

The trio of DE Carlos Dunlap, CB Adam Jones, and TE Jermaine Gresham missing practice on Thursday is scary. The team will need all hands on deck when it faces the Steelers this Sunday. Dunlap will be crucial to getting pressure on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Having Jones back as a third corner/punt returner will be helpful in stopping the powerful pass attack of the Steelers and giving the Bengals the advantage in the field position battle. Gresham opens up a huge target for Dalton down the middle of the field, though backups Colin Cochart and Donald Lee (who was also out on Thursday) have done well in Gresham’s absence.

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