Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt has passed his preseason physical and has been cleared to return to practice, the team announced. Hunt was placed on the PUP list to begin the season with an ankle injury he dealt with last season. "It was a lot better progress from what I thought and what they thought as far as how far along I was," Hunt said. "The conditioning tests [last Thursday], I was fully capable of doing that. There were no setbacks." The third-year player has 10 total tackles and 1 1/2 sacks in 22 career games.
The Bengals announced a variety of roster moves Tuesday. The team placed the following players on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list: linebacker Vontaze Burfict, defensive end Margus Hunt and linebacker Sean Porter. Offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, while wide receiver James Wright was waived under the Injured category.
Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham, who was probable with a toe injury, is active for Monday's game against the Broncos after sitting out last week. Also suiting up for Cincy are defensive end Carlos Dunlap (calf), defensive end Margus Hunt (ankle), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (Achilles), offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (illness), cornerback Terence Newman (ankle), guard Mike Pollak (knee) and wideout Brandon Tate (illness).
The Bengals unveiled their final Week 16 injury report for Monday's game against the Broncos and listed Margus Hunt, Dre Kirkpatrick, Marshall Newhouse, Jermaine Gresham, Terence Newman, Mike Pollak, Carlos Dunlap and Brandon Tate as probable. AJ McCarron (illness) is the only player listed as questionable, while Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring) and James Wright (knee) are listed as doubtful. The Bengals did not rule any players out.
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.