Bengals Injury Report: Week 9 (Friday) – Giovani Bernard Out


Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals will face the Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium this week. The Bengals will look to keep the momentum going following their big win over the Ravens in Week Eight. Playing in the highly competitive AFC North, it’s vital that the Bengals win these types of games against struggling opponents. With that in mind, here’s a look at the Bengals Injury Report heading into this week’s matchup.

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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

The Bengals injury report leaves many questions for this team heading into Week Nine.  Rookie running back Jeremy Hill will get a chance to carry the load as Giovani Bernard has officially been ruled out.

A.J. Green’s return is questionable despite his encouraging return earlier in the week, so it’s likely that Mohamed Sanu will continue to get an opportunity to shine.

Unfortunately for the Bengals’ front four they’ll likely be without Brandon Thompson after participating in full on Wednesday and Thursday.

The front four will have to come up big this week against the run without his presence once more.  Jaguars running back Denard Robinson has gone for over 100 yards the past two games and their rookie quarterback Blake Bortles is good on his feet as well.  The Jaguars may look like an easy opponent, but allowing any opponent to run effectively can lead to a loss.  As we know, the Bengals have had trouble against the run this year, so the defensive line must not take this game lightly.

Hopefully the Bengals are holding many of these players out as a precautionary measure.  The depth of this team is its strength, but heading into the latter half of the season, some of their healthy players could probably use some extra rest at this point.  Hopefully they’ll find some much needed help and respite in Week Ten.