Oct 9, 2011; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Thomas Howard (53) reacts with a smile as he stretches during warm up drills before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-US PRESSWIRE
The Bengals just released their Thursday injury report, and a surprise addition to the list was OLB Thomas Howard, who was limited with a knee injury. This is the firsy mention of it, so one has to wonder if its serious or precautionary.
Donald Lee and Dre Kirkpatrick were the only players not practicing at all. Lee’s status for Sunday remains up in the air, as does DE Carlos Dunlap, who continues to practice on a limited basis after missing much of the preseason with his sprained knee, which is nearly healed, but Marvin Lewis may not be willing to risk his long-term availability against the Browns, who the Bengals should be able to handle without him.