The Bengals may be at full strength when they play the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday. That is, of course, minus WR Andre Caldwell, who could be done for the year with groin and abdomen injuries. Caldwell will be replaced by Andrew Hawkins and rookie Ryan Whalen, as they did in last Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams. And honestly, I like the replacements more than Caldwell.
Outside of Caldwell, starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth was the only other Bengal to miss practice this week due to injury. But even Whitworth practiced today, leaving the Bengals surprisingly healthy and ready to go against the Arizona Cardinals. Many players are limited in practice, including AJ Green, Brian Leonard, Chris Pressley, and Andre Smith. But, all these players look good to go against the Cardinals.
CB Nate Clements and LB Rey Maualuga missed practice today for non-injury reasons that haven’t been disclosed to the public. It’s believed they will certainly start on Saturday.