Vontaze Burfict and BenJarvus Green-Ellis miss Bengals Practice

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Oct 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) cannot catch a pass while being covered by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Terence Newman (23) at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are preparing to head to Pittsburgh this weekend to face the AFC North-rival Steelers, and they’ll likely be making the trip without cornerback Terence Newman, who was once again absent to day in practice, along with running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis and middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict:

Green-Ellis is dealing with an illness that held him out of Wednesday’s practice as well. If he were to be held out of Sunday’s contest, that means Giovani Bernard would be getting 25-30 touches while Cedric Peerman and potentially even Rex Burkhead getting some carries.