Both the Titans and Bengals are dealing with the mid-season grind as we head into Week 8. As a result, a lot of players sat out today — some with nagging injuries, but mainly just for rest and maintenance.
Here’s the first injury report for the Titans upcoming matchup with the Bengals:
|OLB Jadeveon Clowney (Knee)||DNP|
|S Dane Cruikshank (Groin)||DNP|
|CB Kristian Fulton (Knee)||DNP|
|CB Johnathan Joseph (Knee)||DNP|
|OT Dennis Kelly (Knee)||DNP|
|DT Jeffery Simmons (Not Injury Related)||DNP|
|CB Tye Smith (Shoulder)||DNP|
|OL Daniel Munyer (Hand)||Limited|
As expected, many Titans players received the day off as the team attempts to adjust to their new schedule with the bye week already behind them. The team is coming off three games played in the last 13 days, so expect them to take it easy with anyone who may need some extra rest this week.
We’ll monitor participation all week as we attempt to discern who may or may not be available Sunday.
No word yet on when Adoree Jackson will return to the active roster, but this weekend is still very much a possibility for his season debut.
|DT Geno Atkins (Not Injury Related)||DNP|
|DT Mike Daniels (Not Injury Related)||DNP|
|OT Bobby Hart (Knee)||DNP|
|C Trey Hopkins (Concussion)||DNP|
|RB Joe Mixon (Foot)||DNP|
|CB Darius Phillips (Knee)||DNP|
|OT Jonah Williams (Stinger)||DNP|
|S Brandon Wilson (Knee)||DNP|
|LB Marcus Bailey (Neck)||Limited|
|TE Cethan Carter (Shoulder)||Limited|
|WR A.J. Green (Not Injury Related)||Limited|
|CB William Jackson (Concussion)||Limited|
|OG Michael Jordan (Back)||Limited|
|WR John Ross (Illness)||Full|
Like the Titans, many Bengals players took it easy Wednesday, including Atkins, Daniels, and Green. Jackson is attempting to return from a concussion sustained in Week 6 as he works through the protocols.
Of note for Cincinnati are starting offensive linemen Hart, Williams, and Hopkins all dealing with injury. Hart has already been ruled out for this week’s game. Although not officially ruled out yet, Williams is also not expected to play Sunday, as Ian Rapoport said he could return after the Bengals’ Week 9 bye. Head coach Zac Taylor called Williams “day to day.” That would leave Cincinnati without both of their starting tackles.
Hopkins at center must pass the concussion protocol in time for Sunday’s game if he is to play. Xavier Sua-Filo, the top swing backup for the Bengals, is on Injured Reserve.
Mixon has also been called “day to day;” his participation later in the week will be more telling.
We’ll continue to track all these injuries as the week unfolds.