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Friday Injury Report: Bengals at Green Bay Packers

We've been discussing the loss of S Atari Bigby in a couple different posts this week, so that's familiar territory. My take is that although Bigby is better than his replacement, S Aaron Rouse, there's not much difference between the two.

RB Brandon Jackson is going to miss his 3rd straight game (going back to the preseason) because of the ankle injury he suffered during the Arizona game, which again will leave RB DeShawn Wynn as the only running back behind RB Ryan Grant.

LG Daryn Colledge and NT B.J. Raji both are listed as questionable, but it seems like Mike McCarthy expects them to play. They're both game time decisions. Everyone else on the injury list should be good to go.

Obviously the biggest name on the Bengals' injury report is No. 6 overall pick OL Andre Smith. After a lengthy holdout, he broke his foot in his first or second practice as a Bengal. LG Nate Livings started last week, but he's out with a knee injury and OL Evan Mathis is expected to start in his place. They'll get some depth back as OL Scott Kooistraborn in Madison, WI, returns for the first time in a while from his knee injury. CB David Jones would probably be the nickel cornerback, if he wasn't out with a broken foot, so the Bengals might struggle against multiple receiver sets. Those aren't household names, but the Bengals are missing two starters and a top backup.


Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Atari Bigby S Knee Out Out
Will Blackmon CB Quadricep Full Participation Probable
Chad Clifton T Not Injury Related Limited Participation N/A
Daryn Colledge G Foot Limited Participation Questionable
Mason Crosby K Abdomen Limited Participation Probable
Brandon Jackson RB Ankle Did Not Participate Out
Greg Jennings WR Wrist Limited Participation Probable
B.J. Raji NT Ankle Full Participation Questionable
Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Jonathan Fanene DT Not Injury Related (Not Listed) N/A
David Jones CB Foot Out Out
Scott Kooistra OT Knee Full Participation Probable
Brian Leonard HB Chest Full Participation Probable
Nate Livings G Knee Did Not Participate Out
Jordan Palmer QB Illness Full Participation Probable
Andre Smith OT Foot Out Out