Graham (knee) began team work in practice on Wednesday and will continue to ramp up his workload next week, Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk.com reports.
While Graham may not be ready to go by Week 1, his involvement in team drills is a huge step in the right direction. Look for more updates to come in the following week as the tight end expands his workload. Expect Luke Wilson to dominate the first-team reps the remainder of the preseason schedule.
Rawls' teammate Christine Michael has looked fantastic this preseason.
Rawls was great last year as a rookie and is ostensibly still the team's starting back. But given he's returning from an ankle injury and Michael has looked so good this preseason, there has to be some concern about the potential for a timeshare on early downs.
Prosise (hamstring) gained 23 yards on four carries in Thursday's 27-17 preseason victory over the Cowboys.
With Thomas Rawls sitting out the contest, Prosise was only behind Christine Michael in carries on the night. After missing the first two preseason games-- not to mention multiple weeks of practice-- with a hamstring strain, the outing was an important one for Prosise, whose pass-catching skills are expected to make him an effective third-down option in his rookie season. Ironically, Prosise was shut out through the air Thursday, but did turn in a solid ground performance. Considering the amount of time he's missed, the 2016 third-round pick should see extended action in Seattle's final preseason contest.
LaFell (hand) is expected to get heavy work in Sunday's preseason game against Jacksonville.
LaFell needs to develop a rapport with quarterback Andy Dalton, and merely needs to get more reps period after missing the first two preseason games. He has fallen behind rookie Tyler Boyd in the battle to be the #2 wide receiver on the Bengals.
Billings had surgery to repair a torn mensicus Monday and has been ruled out indefinitely, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Billings was carted out of practice after injuring his knee last Wednesday, and is now in danger of losing his rookie season due to injury. After surprisingly sliding to the fourth round of the draft, Billings seemed a solid investment for the Bengals' defensive front, which is also without Brandon Thompson right now while he recovers from last season's torn ACL.
Kroft (knee) participated in some rehab exercises during Wednesday's practice, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
Kroft originally pegged Week 1 as a target for his return, but given the nature of knee sprains, it wouldn't be surprising if he wasn't ready by then. As a rookie last season, Kroft helped fill the void during Tyler Eifert's absence. It remains to be seen what role, if any, Kroft will have in Cincinnati's offense once he's back to 100 percent on the gridiron.
In a media luncheon on Tuesday, head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed, "I am not going to play Vontaze Burfict in the preseason," Paul Dehner Jr. of Cincinnati.com reports.
Burfict is suspended for the first three games of the regular season but is still eligible to play in the preseason by league rules. However, Lewis would rather play it safe and keep his star linebacker on the sidelines, keeping him safe from injuries and any on-the-field issue that could extend his suspension. Lewis said, "There's no reason for us to risk him getting hurt. It's hard because he's so competitive we have to continue to hold him back. One day he gets it the next day he wants to fight me on it. That's it. There's no reason to expose him to injury because he's too valuable." With Burfict out of the rotation, more reps will be allocated to young Bengals' linebackers.