Here is a wrap-up of the injury situation for the Cleveland Browns heading into this week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals:
- CB K'Waun Williams is out this week, so that means CB Justin Gilbert will be back to seeing a lot of snaps. Williams will move to the outside in nickel sets as CB Buster Skrine plays the slot. CB Robert Nelson is also out, so if one of Cleveland's top three corners suffers an injury, CB Pierre Desir could be forced into action.
- ILB Karlos Dansby was a limited participant in practice this week. Earlier this week, he said he thought he'd be back to face the Bengals. He's expected to test his knee on Sunday and be a game-time decision.
- K Billy Cundiff suffered a knee injury on Thursday and did not practice Friday. The Browns will make a decision Saturday on whether they need to sign a kicker. They might have to sign one anyway on Saturday in the event that Cundiff suffers a pre-game setback on Sunday. UPDATE: The Browns have waived Cundiff.
- The Bengals placed ILB Vontaze Burfict on IR this week. He missed the last Browns game too, but hadn't played after that game either. The Bengals are healthier defensively than they were the last time these two teams met -- CB Leon Hall and ILB Rey Maualuga will both play.
The full injury and practice report for Cincinnati vs. Cleveland is below.
|TE Gary Barnidge (rib)
|FS Tashaun Gipson (knee)||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|CB K'Waun Williams (hamstring)
|CB Robert Nelson (hamstring)
|ILB Karlos Dansby (knee)||LP
|OLB Jabaal Sheard (foot)||DNP
|K Billy Cundiff (right knee)
|RB Isaiah Crowell (hip)||FP
|RB Glenn Winston (illness)
|WR James Wright (knee)
|DE Margus Hunt (ankle)
|TE Jermaine Gresham (toe)
|CB Adam Jones (chest)
|CB Terrence Newman (ankle)
|OG Mike Pollack (knee)
|CB Dre Kirkpatrick (ribs)
|S Shawn Williams (chest)
|K Mike Nugent (not injury related)
DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation