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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Bengals without DB trio second straight day

By Coley Harvey

CINCINNATI -- For the second straight practice, the Cincinnati Bengals were without three defensive backs as they went through one of their final workouts Thursday afternoon ahead of Sunday's division showdown in Cleveland.

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Cornerbacks Leon Hall and Dre Kirkpatrick missed time once again, as did safety Reggie Nelson. Hall and Nelson suffered hamstring injuries in last Sunday's 34-30 win against the Packers. Kirkpatrick's hamstring injury goes back to the Bengals' Week 2 win against Pittsburgh.

Also worth noting was the fact that Cincinnati moved a fourth injured defensive back, Terence Newman, from limited participation Wednesday to full participation Thursday. The veteran went through drills in the secondary alongside young defensive backs George Iloka, Brandon Ghee and Curtis Marsh and veteran safety Chris Crocker. Newman, who had an interception and the game-winning return for touchdown following a Packers fumble, suffered a knee injury in last Sunday's game.

In addition to Newman, the Bengals also upgraded running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis from limited participation to full participation.

Here are the full Browns and Bengals injury reports for Thursday:

Did Not Practice: Bengals -- CB Leon Hall (hamstring), S Reggie Nelson (hamstring), CB Dre Kirkpatrick, G Mike Pollak; Browns -- K Billy Cundiff (thigh), LB Quentin Groves (ankle), LB Jabaal Sheard (knee), QB Brandon Weeden (thumb), DL Billy Wynn (quadricep)

Limited Practice Participation: Bengals -- None; Browns -- OL Oniel Cousins (chest), OL Shawn Lauvao (ankle)

Full Practice Participation: Bengals -- OT Anthony Collins (knee), CB Brandon Ghee (concussion), RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (ankle), CB Terence Newman (knee); Browns -- DL Desmond Bryant (wrist), WR Josh Gordon (ankle), DL Ahtyba Rubin (calf)