Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Bengals go without Newman, Green-Ellis
By Coley Harvey
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals entered Sunday's game at Buffalo mostly healthy. They came out of it in similar shape.
Only three players missed the team's workout Wednesday, the first day the Bengals got outside and practiced as a team since Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Bills.
Cornerback Terence Newman, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis and defensive tackle Devon Still comprised the trio that was absent from the workout. Newman was limited to conditioning drills during the open portion of practice as he nursed an abdomen injury. Green-Ellis was out sick and is expected back later this week. Still, a reserve defensive lineman, was being held out because of a back injury.
All three played Sunday.
In addition to those members of the 53-man roster who missed practice time, the Bengals also were without Chris Pressley, Zac Robinson and Andrew Hawkins. Pressley and Robinson have been on the physically unable to perform list all season, and Hawkins has spent the year on the injured reserve list with a designation for return. Week 7 -- this week -- is the first time players who fall under both categories can officially practice with the team, if the team chooses to allow them to.
In Hawkins' case, the speedy receiver can only practice beginning this week. He can't actually play until Week 9, when Cincinnati travels to Miami.
Here is a look at the Bengals' complete Wednesday injury report:
Did Not Practice RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness)
CB Terence Newman (abdomen)
DT Devon Still (back)
Limited Practice Participation C Kyle Cook (shoulder)