Bengals Injury Report: Week 12 (Friday)


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

So the Bengals are looking about as healthy as they have all year.  Other than Vontaze Burfict and Margus Hunt, who were declared “out” today, it looks as if every other player will participate in this week’s game.

Giovani Bernard‘s return likely means Rex Burkhead will return to the inactive list, but after last week’s performance, Marvin Lewis would do well to give this decision some extra thought.

The most interesting development of the day regards a player who isn’t listed on the Bengals injury report.  Geoff Hobson of reports that Marvin Lewis said there’s a chance Tyler Eifert returns this year.

This is encouraging considering in the past, the Bengals expressed the possibility that Eifert wouldn’t return this year.  This is by no means a guarantee, but Eifert’s return would be a huge boost to the club heading down the stretch.  Andy Dalton clearly had an impressive rapport with Eifert early this year.  Eifert’s return would give Dalton another big target and one he could look to when under pressure.