That Eifert wasn't considered a full participant Thursday suggests that he's not a lock to return to action Sunday against the Browns, though he is clearly progressing and for his part, feels like he can give it a go in Week 7. More on the tight end's status once the Bengals' final injury report of the week is turned in Friday.
Burfict injured his ankle in Wednesday's practice, leading to him being carted off of the field. However, the injury turned out to be minor and the linebacker was back on the field Thursday in full. The
Despite being carted off during practice Wednesday, coach Marvin Lewis believes Burfict avoided any kind of serious injury and he should be ready to play Sunday against the Browns, given he avoids a setback. Burfict may start to believe in karma after this occurrence, having been fined earlier Wednesday for stomping on Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount during the Bengals' Week 6 loss. The team may elect to proceed cautiously with Burfict's minor injury and limit his practice participation throughout the week.