The Cincinnati Bengals have many players—now including Joe Burrow—on the Reserve/Injured list, but the active roster is looking pretty healthy entering Week 12.
Friday’s injury report for the Bengals lists Giovani Bernard (concussion), Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), and Markus Bailey (hamstring) as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. Mike Thomas (hamstring) is listed as doubtful and probably won’t play, but the other three should be good to go.
Bernard did not practice on Wednesday, despite speaking to the media earlier that day, but has practiced the last two days and head coach Zac Taylor stated he feels good about Bernard playing on Sunday.
Alexander also had a full practice on Friday and that bodes well for him after he was limited on Wednesday and Thursday. Bailey went full on Friday as well.
Thomas did not practice on Friday and Taylor said that he is not likely to play. Auden Tate was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week, so the Bengals will be down to just four receivers with Thomas out. The team could elevate Scotty Washington or Trenton Irwin from the practice squad to get the position group back to five-deep.
The Giants have just one injury to monitor on Saturday and early Sunday. CB Brandon Williams is questionable with an ankle injury he suffered on Friday, which is why Williams is listed as being limited for Friday’s practiced. James Bradbury returned on time from his personal matter, and Sterling Shepard (hip/toe) isn’t listed as questionable or doubtful despite being limited all week.
Kevin Zeitler (concussion) will face his former team for the first time on Sunday just as Bobby Hart will do when Zeitler is on the sidelines.