Bengals Injury Report: Week 15 versus Browns (Friday)


The Cincinnati Bengals head to Cleveland this week for the second of two matchups between the Ohio rivals. The game couldn’t be bigger for both teams. The Browns are on the brink of being eliminated from the playoffs, so a win is necessary. As for the Bengals, after losing a huge game against the Steelers on Sunday, another loss this week would seriously harm their chances to repeat as AFC North champions. And though it wouldn’t eliminate them from the playoffs, the Bengals would be dealing with a serious negative momentum shift. This week is vital for both teams, so each will be hoping to have the full availability of their respective rosters. Here’s the Bengals injury report heading into Week 15’s divisional 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

Based on today’s report, one would think Jermaine Gresham‘s decline through the week would indicate his presence on Sunday would be unlikely.  But Marvin Lewis would call this assumption into question.

One can only guess if his comment was in reference to this week or the long term, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens on Sunday.

Likewise, Terence Newman‘s presence also looks to be in question.  He declined towards the end of the week, so we’ll see if he can go on Sunday.  The Bengals’ secondary is getting hard hit this week as Adam Jones is also being called questionable.  If neither player can go, both Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard will need to play a major role on Sunday.  Brandon Tate would also take over exclusively in the return game.  I know, don’t get to excited.