Friday, November 18, 2011
AFC North injury impact
By Jamison Hensley
A look at Friday's injuries and what they mean:
BENGALS: Receiver A.J. Green (knee) is listed as doubtful, as expected. Andre Caldwell, who hasn't surpassed 33 yards receiving in his past six games, is expected to start in place of Green. Keep an eye on Andrew Hawkins, who had five catches for 56 yards after Green was sidelined last Sunday. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap (hamstring), one of the Bengals' top pass rushers, is questionable after missing last Sunday's game.
BROWNS: Running back Peyton Hillis and strong safety T.J. Ward are both out again. Running back Montario Hardesty (calf) is questionable after returning to practice Friday on a limited basis. Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (head) is probable after missing the past three games. ... For the Jaguars, cornerback Rashean Mathis (knee) was placed on injured reserve this week. Will Middleton, who started four games this season, will replace Mathis. C.J. Mosley is expected to replace defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who is out.
RAVENS: Linebacker Ray Lewis (foot) and receiver Lee Evans (ankle) are listed as questionable. Head coach John Harbaugh wouldn't rule out Lewis despite the middle linebacker not practicing all week. Lewis' replacement, Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), is also listed as questionable, but he's expected to play. He told reporters in Baltimore that he worked with the first-team defense Friday. Evans has been limited all week, and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron indicated it might be another week or two before Evans returns.
STEELERS: On their bye.