Cincinnati Bengals

Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium | Coach: Marvin Lewis
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense19th104.5 (17th)247.0 (17th)
Defense27th70.5 (3rd)332.0 (30th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
09/19/18DLMichael JohnsonKneeQUESTIONABLEJohnson (knee) is ahead of schedule on his recovery, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Johnson remains sidelined due to a knee sprain suffered during Cincinnati's Week 2 matchup, but is progressing well in his recovery. The 31-year-old managed to log limited participation in practice, after also working on the rehab field. in Johnson's absence, Jordan Willis and Sam Hubbard should see increased defensive roles.

(Updated 09/19/2018)
09/19/18RBJoe MixonKnee - MeniscusOUTMixon (knee) did some work in the weight room Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website reports.

Mixon spoke with the Cincinnati media earlier in the day, revealing that his recent arthroscopic procedure addressed a slight meniscus tear in his knee. Initial reports suggested he was facing a two-week recovery period, and while he still doesn't expect a long-term absence, the timeline now seems somewhat murkier. Giovani Bernard is expected to handle a considerable workload Sunday in Carolina, with Mark Walton and new acquisition Thomas Rawls providing depth. Mixon's presence in the weight room is a good sign, though he's likely limited to upper-body work for the time being.

(Updated 09/19/2018)
09/17/18LBPreston BrownAnkleQUESTIONABLEBrown (ankle) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Brown injured his ankle in Week 1 and was inactive for the following game against the Ravens. The fact he's practicing in a limited capacity is encouraging, though it's too early to know if he'll be able to make his return for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

(Updated 09/19/2018)
09/06/18DBJosh ShawUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEShaw (undisclosed) was released from the Bengals' injured reserve on Thursday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

Shaw ended up on Cincinnati's injured reserve after being waived/injured with an undisclosed injury. Now, upon reaching an injury settlement with the Bengals, Shaw will be an unrestricted free agent.

(Updated 09/06/2018)
04/20/18LBVontaze BurfictSuspensionSUSPENDBurfict (ankle, suspension) still isn't practicing, Jay Morrison of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

Burfict is unlikely to play in the Bengals' two remaining preseason games because of the injury, in addition to him missing the first four games of the regular season due to the suspension.

(Updated 08/22/2018)