James Rapien

James Rapien

James Rapien came to talk sports and chew gum, and he's all out of gum.Full Bio


Here is your Bengals' injury report

The Bengals will be without wide receiver John Ross for today's matchup against Pittsburgh, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. I talked with a few people at Paul Brown Stadium this week and it sounded like there was a 50-50 chance that Ross would play. He suffered a groin injury in the Bengals' win over Atlanta in Week 4.

Cornerback William Jackson III is expected to play. Jackson suffered a knee injury in last week's win over Miami. He may not be 100 percent, but the Bengals' top corner is expected to be out there today. 

Giovani Bernard, Tyler Kroft and Billy Price were ruled out for this game on Friday. Price will get his foot re-evaluated this week.

Other Notes:

It'll be interesting to see who's active for the Bengals. Will rookie Auden Tate be on the 46-man roster for the first time this season? Will newcomer Matt Lengel suit up after being signed on Wednesday? Kroft being out opens the door for another player on the 46-man roster. It also means C.J. Uzomah should get the majority of the snaps at tight end. Cedric Ogbuehi is also questionable for today's game, but he has yet to be active in a regular season game this year. 

Actives and inactives will be released by the Bengals at 11:30. I will tweet them out here.

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