Bengals Injury Report: Week 14 (Thursday)



Jayson DiManche

landed on the IR this week. His absence will hurt the Special Teams ability this year. Here’s the rest of the Bengals injury report for Week 14. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals finally head home following a very successful three game road trip which saw the team go 3-0. This week, the Bengals have an incredibly difficult and important matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After losing their latest divisional matchup to the Browns, the Bengals need the win in order to maintain the divisional record tiebreaker; obviously a win against a divisional rival will also pad their lead against the Steelers in the AFC North race. With the division so tight, the Bengals need every able body they can find. With that in mind, here’s the Bengals injury report heading into Week 14.

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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

Some good news today, Adam Jones looks to be off the concussion protocol after missing yesterday’s practice.

His presence will certainly help Sunday as the Steelers possess one of the league’s best passing offenses (fourth) while Ben Roethlisberger is having one of the best years of his career.

Meanwhile, on the negative sides of things, it’s looking like the Bengals will be without Vontaze Burfict yet again, and it could be longer according to Coley Harvey of ESPN.

The Bengals have done well against the run recently; 214 yards in the last three games.  Nonetheless, the Steelers’ running offense is nearly as good as their passing as they’re ranked 11th in the league currently.  If the Bengals are unable to stop the force that is Le’Veon Bell, it could be a long day on Sunday.  Vontaze Burfict’s absence won’t help that effort.