The Bengals have ruled wide receivers James Wright (knee) and Dane Sanzenbacher (concussion) as out for Sunday's wild-card showdown against Indianapolis. Sanzenbacher was placed on season-ending injured reserve earlier in the week. Wide receiver A.J. Green (concussion) was ruled doubtful, while tight end Jermaine Gresham (back) and running back Cedric Peerman (concussion, shoulder) were each labeled as questionable.
The Bengals put wideout Dane Sanzenbacher on injured reserve with a concussion and promoted receiver Cobi Hamilton from the practice squad. Sanzenbacher had nine catches for 105 yards in 10 games this season. Cincy is a 3.5-point underdog at Indianapolis on Sunday.
With receiver A.J. Green in and out of Monday's game with an arm injury, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton did not target his wideouts heavily. Mohamed Sanu caught one of two targets for 16 yards, and Dane Sanzenbacher secured one of two targets for 11 yards. Brandon Tate added a 12-yard reception on his only target. They'll all visit the Steelers in Week 17.
A quartet of injured Bengals are set to sit Sunday when their team takes the field against host Cleveland. They are cornerback Terence Newman (ankle), tight end Jermaine Gresham (toe), wide receiver James Wright (knee) and defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle). The healthy scratches are quarterback AJ McCarron, wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher and tackle Tanner Hawkinson.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss Week 14 against the Steelers as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Burfict has only played five games this year. Other inactives for the Bengals include WR Dane Sanzenbacher, CB Chris Lewis-Harris , LB Chris Carter, T Tanner Hawkinson, WR James Wright and DE Margus Hunt.
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