Cincinnati Bengals

Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium | Coach: Marvin Lewis
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense13th110.6 (13th)246.4 (15th)
Defense17th113.2 (21st)237.5 (11th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
04/28/17WRJohn RossShoulder - LabrumQUESTIONABLE (Updated 12/31/1969)
02/10/17DBGeorge IlokaShoulderQUESTIONABLEIloka underwent a minor procedure on his shoulder Thursday but is expected to be ready for the Bengals' offseason workout program, Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Iloka's shoulder scope was reportedly an outpatient procedure, so there is little concern from the Bengals that he'll miss much time. The rangy safety had a strong season by IDP standards in the defensive backfield as he racked up 74 tackles and picked off three passes.

(Updated 02/09/2017)
01/25/17RBGiovani BernardKnee - ACLQUESTIONABLEThe Bengals hope to have Bernard (knee) available early in the 2017 season, the team's official website reports.

Bernard is making good progress in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in Week 10, with the Bengals thus hoping to have him back in some capacity for at least a portion of training camp. Week 1 is an ambitious but realistic target, though expectations should probably be tempered at this early stage of the rehab process. With Bernard no sure thing to be ready by Week 1 and Rex Burkhead testing the waters of free agency, Cincinnati is taking a long look at the running backs available in the draft. Jeremy Hill is entering the final year of his rookie contract, coming off back-to-back seasons in which he fell shy of four yards per carry.

(Updated 03/14/2017)
01/25/17DBChykie BrownAnkleQUESTIONABLEBrown (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

Brown injured his ankle Sunday against Baltimore and went in for an MRI on Monday. Obviously, Brown didn't get the results he was hoping for. His season is over.

(Updated 11/28/2016)
01/25/17TETyler EifertBackQUESTIONABLEEifert (back) said his back feels great, yet he isn't sure if he will be ready for the start of training camp,'s Katherine Terrell reports.

Eifert seemed to hint last week that he expected to be ready for camp, but he may have been referring to Week 1 when he said he'd be "ready to go by the time it's go time." Still recovering from December back surgery, the 26-year-old tight end only resumed running a few weeks ago and still isn't quite moving at full speed. He also needs to build up his strength, as he's spent much of the past 11 months rehabbing -- first for his ankle and now his back. Despite playing at less than full strength for most of last season, Eifert was a major pass-catching threat when available, hauling in 29 passes for 394 yards and five touchdowns in only five games. Even with the durability concerns, he'll be a clear top-10 option at tight end if he's ready to go by Week 1.

(Updated 04/18/2017)
01/25/17DBWilliam JacksonPectoralQUESTIONABLEJackson (pectoral) is expected to be full-go for spring workouts, reports.

Jackson lost his rookie season to a pectoral tear suffered in practice last August but appears to have recovered nicely. In fact, the Bengals had plans to activate the cornerback from injured reserve before RB Giovani Bernard (knee - ACL) went down in November, prompting the team to change course and use its sole 'Designated for Return' tag on RB Cedric Peerman instead. Since Jackson had come this close to playing, it appears he could already be fully healthy. Thus, it comes as little surprise that he's expected back for spring workouts in April. With No. 1 CB Dre Kirkpatrick an unrestricted free agent and starting complement Adam Jones potentially facing legal discipline, those workouts could be the starting point for Jackson's quest to claim a first-string role in 2017.

(Updated 02/08/2017)
01/25/17DLBrandon ThompsonKneeQUESTIONABLEThompson (knee) was not activated off the PUP list on Wednesday, Jim Owczarski of reports.

Thompson, who tore his ACL during the 2015 regular season finale, had returned to practice in late November with hopes of eventually being activated, but as the deadline passed Wednesday such an event won't be the case. Pat Sims and DeShawn Williams will continue to provide depth behind Geno Atkins and Domata Peko at defensive tackle.

(Updated 12/14/2016)
01/02/17LBVontaze BurfictConcussionQUESTIONABLEBurfict (knee/concussion) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.

Burfict will take a seat for the second straight game after failing to appear on the practice field once again this week. Look for Nick Virgil, who logged two solo tackles in Week 16, to draw the start at linebacker.

(Updated 01/01/2017)
01/02/17TETyler KroftKneeQUESTIONABLEKroft (knee, ankle) finished the 2016 season with 10 catches for 92 yards on 12 targets in 14 games.

A 2015 third-round selection, Kroft entered his second NFL training camp as the favorite to fill in for an injured Tyler Eifert early in the season. Kroft then suffered a knee injury that cost him most of camp and the entire preseason, allowing C.J. Uzomah to emerge as the top pass-catching tight end in Eifert's absence. Despite starting 11 games and playing 39 percent of the team's offensive snaps, Kroft was never much of a factor in the Cincinnati passing game. He may have to compete with Uzomah for the No. 2 job in training camp.

(Updated 03/14/2017)

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