Bengals RG Kevin Zeitler returning slowly

December, 4, 2013
12/04/13
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CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals are slowly, yet surely, getting back to what passes as full health this late in the season.

Right offensive guard Kevin Zeitler, who missed the last two games with a foot injury, participated in conditioning exercises on Wednesday as the rest of the team went through the first full workout of the week. It was a promising sign for the lineman who was inactive at San Diego over the weekend despite making the trip.

Officially, he was listed as having not participated in practice.

Also making the injury report for the first time since Sunday's 17-10 win over the Chargers was left guard Clint Boling. On Tuesday, he was moved to the injured reserve after tearing an ACL in the first quarter of the Week 13 game.

With Boling out and Zeitler's status still undetermined, the Bengals may be mixing up their offensive line rotation when they host the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. One way to replace Boling includes moving left tackle Andrew Whitworth to left guard and calling upon backup tackle Anthony Collins to slip into Whitworth's spot. Reserve Mike Pollak would start at right guard. All three played at those spots last week following Boling's injury and helped the Bengals pick up 164 yards of rushing offense. In the event Zeitler doesn't end up playing Sunday, Pollak will get another start in his spot.

There's a chance the Bengals may decide to keep Whitworth at left tackle and move Pollak to left guard in case Zeitler is able to play. Whatever the setup becomes, the Bengals are confident they will be fine on the line.

Six other players were listed as having practiced in limited capacity. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict, tight end Tyler Eifert, receivers A.J. Green and Andrew Hawkins , cornerback Adam Jones and Whitworth appeared on it, too. Green's injury has to do with his groin. While he suffered a mild hip pointer during last Sunday's game and has no other injuries. It's unclear when Green picked up the injury, but he does have some soreness in his groin this week.

Here's the full injury report:

Out
Clint Boling (knee)

Did Not Practice
OG Kevin Zeitler (foot)

Limited Practice
LB Vontaze Burfict (ankle)
TE Tyler Eifert (knee)
WR A.J. Green (groin)
WR Andrew Hawkins (hamstring)
CB Adam Jones (hip)
OL Andrew Whitworth (calf)

Coley Harvey

ESPN Cincinnati Bengals reporter

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