Bengals Injury Report for Week 1


Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals will face the Ravens in Week One.  Here’s an injury report for the Bengals following today’s practice.

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Practice Status
DNP = Did not participate in practice
LP = Limited Participation in Practice – Less than 100% of a player’s normal repetitions
FP = Full Participation – 100% of a player’s normal repetitions
Out = Player will not play
(-) = Not Listed = No practice status available
Game Status
Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play
Probable = 75% chance a player will play
(-) = Not Listed – No game status available

According to Geoff Hobson, editor of, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis sounds optimistic about Andre Smith playing despite his only probably tag.  Lewis says that Smith has practiced for the past two weeks and explains here why the intensity of Bengals’ practices (compared to games) can be enough for Smith to be ready for games.

"“It’s a little bit different, but not much the way we practice,” Lewis said. “He’s going to be playing against good guys. He’s played against good guys out here. He’s played against Carlos (Dunlap), Margus (Hunt), and Robert (Geathers) and Wallace (Gilberry) out here the last two weeks. He’s played football, but he hasn’t had to finish football, but he’s played football.”"

Andre Smith’s presence would be a huge boost for the offensive line, which will try and match up against the Ravens strong front seven.

As for the Ravens, the only two reported injuries are to running back Bernard Pierce and cornerback Ladarius Webb.  Both players have fully practiced throughout the week and are listed as probable and questionable, respectively.