Bengals Injury Report: Week 12 (Wednesday)


Vontaze Burfict continues to headline the Bengals Injury Report. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals continue their road trip at NRG stadium where they’ll meet the 5-5 Houston Texans. After a solid win on the road against the New Orleans Saints, the Bengals need to maintain the moment if they hope to hold onto their slim lead in the highly competitive AFC North. Here’s the Bengals injury report heading into Week 12’s game.

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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

Most encouraging from the Bengals injury report is the full participation of Andre Smith.  This will be especially important as the offensive line will need all the help it can get when trying to deal with the league’s best defensive player, J.J. Watt.

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Even guard Kevin Zeitler participated in today’s practice, though on only a limited basis.  His return would be incredible for this week, but I wouldn’t expect it as Zeitler should return slow considering his calf injury was re-aggravated already once this year.

Giovani Bernard’s return, on a limited basis, also gives him the opportunity to play this weekend.  His return would be welcomed as he’d provide diversity in the backfield.