Bengals Injury Report: Week 5 (Friday)


Hopefully we’ll see more of this from Vontaze Burfict on Sunday night. Here is the Bengals Injury Report for Week 5. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals will play their first nationally televised game on Sunday night when they meet the New England Patriots in Foxborough. Hopefully, the Bengals will be closer to full-strength than they have been recently for this marquee matchup. Here’s the Bengals Injury Report for Week Five.

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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

A.J. Green shows up on the Bengals Injury Report today due to being limited because of his toe injury.  Green being listed as probable means he’ll probably play though and that today was to ensure his full health for Sunday night.

With Mike Pollak sitting out today, which is probably to ensure his health for Sunday.  Supporting this idea is Kevin Zeitler statement today per Coley Harvey of ESPN.

This gives us every reason to believe that Zeitler will probably miss Sunday’s game.

Both Andrew Whitworth and Clint Boling received their typical veteran’s day off on Thursday, but returning to practice today proves all is well with the offensive line’s left side.

The biggest question mark is Vontaze Burfict.  His presence would be a huge boost for the Bengals on Sunday.  Although he returned to practice today, his status for Sunday remains unclear.  Using the same logic that leads to an assumption on Zeitler, Burfict’s long-term health is paramount.  Two concussions in two weeks is extremely serious, so if there’s any reason to believe he’s less than 100%, sitting him would be best.