Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (biceps) is active for Sunday's regular-season finale agains the Steelers after being listed as probable on the final injury report for Week 17. The Bengals will also have five other probable players active for the game, including guard Clint Boling (illness), kicker Mike Nugent (illness), defensive end Wallace Gilberry (hamstring), linebacker Chris Carter (knee) and cornerback Darqueze Dennard (shin). Four of the team's six questionable players are also active in Week 17, including cornerbacks Adam Jones (illness) and Chris Lewis-Harris (illness), safety Reggie Nelson (illness) and linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring). Cincinnati is a 3 1/2-point underdog in Pittsburgh in Week 17.
The Bengals have listed 12 players on its final injury report for Week 17 at Pittsburgh -- six were ruled questionable, while the other six were labeled probable. Cornerback Adam Jones (illness), linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring), cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris (illness), safety Reggie Nelson (illness), cornerback Terence Newman (illness) and wide receiver James Wright (knee) were deemed questionable. Meanwhile, the following players were designated as probable: Guard Clint Boling (illness), cornerback Chris Carter (knee), cornerback Darqueze Dennard (shin), defensive end Wallace Gilberry (hamstring), wide receiver A.J. Green (biceps) and kicker Mike Nugent (illness).
The Bengals defense dominated the Titans Sunday, racking up two sacks and two interceptions in the team's 33-7 Week 3 win. Cincinnati was pitching a shutout before the Titans managed a fourth-quarter score after falling behind 33-0. The Bengals defense also notched a safety after the Titans were called for a penalty in their own end zone. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap had six tackles and one of the team's sacks, giving him three straight games with a sack to open the season. Rookie cornerback Darqueze Dennard recorded the other sack. Defensive end Robert Geathers and safety Reggie Nelson both notched their first interceptions of the season in the win. The Bengals should face a much tougher test after a Week 4 bye when they travel to New England.
Bengals defensive back Reggie Nelson made his impact felt in Week 1 against the Ravens Sunday, in a 23-16 win. Nelson came in second on the team with 10 tackles in the game -- seven solo -- and added a half-sack to his line as well.
Bengals defensive back Reggie Nelson had a big game in Week 11 against the Browns, in a 41-20 win. Nelson finished third on the team with nine tackles, and was also one of three Bengals to intercept Browns quarterback Jason Campbell. It was his second interception of the season.