Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told the media during his Monday news conference that linebacker Vontaze Burfict is "fine" after leaving Sunday's game against the Indianapolis with a cervical strain, per ESPN. Burfict suffered the injury in the first half after hitting Colts quarterback Andrew Luck with his helmet. His status remains up in the air for Week 8 at home against Baltimore.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told reporters wide receiver A.J. Green has made "a lot of significant progress" in his recovery from a nagging toe injury. Lewis said "he'll see" if Green will be available to play Week 8 at home against Baltimore, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Green has missed the last two games after aggravating the injury in practice on Oct. 8. According to Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network on Sunday, Green visited a foot specialist on Friday and received a positive prognosis. He has 17 catches for 214 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
Browns defensive lineman Phillip Taylor is making progress in his recovery from knee surgery, but is not expected to play Week 8 against Oakland, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram on Monday. It will be the third consecutive game he's missed to due to the injury. Taylor registered seven tackles before the injury.
The NFL and its players association agreed to a new drug policy that reduces Browns receiver Josh Gordon's one-year suspension to 10 games, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Gordon will be eligible to play Nov. 23 at Atlanta.