Final injury for the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals
By Brian Murray
The final injury reports have been released by the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals ahead of the weekend match-up. Both teams are pretty banged up with Miami listing fifteen players and Cincinnati nine, including three ruled out for the Dolphins and four for the Bengals.
Miami’s defense had the bulk of the players on the report with eight players, half of those being from the Dolphins secondary. The remainder of the defenders reported were two each linebackers and defensive ends.
As expected, CB Bobby McCain (knee) is ruled out. The other secondary players were safeties Walt Aikens (hamstring), Reshad Jones (shoulder) and T. J. McDonald (foot). All three safeties were full participants in practice all week. Jones and McDonald were listed as questionable and Aikens had no designation.
Chase Allen (foot) and Stephone Anthony (hamstring) were the linebackers on the report, both questionable, but they did fully practice Friday. The two defensive ends were Cameron Wake and Andre Branch with knee injuries. Wake, who didn’t practice all week, is doubtful and Branch questionable and practiced on a limited basis.
Tight end A.J. Derby (foot) and QB Luke Falk (wrist) were the offensive players ruled out, neither practiced Friday. The only other player with a designation for Sunday was WR DeVante Parker (quadricep) listed as questionable. He is considered day to day and will be a game time decision.
Tackle Ju’Wuan James (pectoral) fully practiced Friday, as did RB Brandon Bolden (knee). Wide receiver Danny Amendola and RB Frank Gore were listed as not injury related, taking there weekly day off.
The four players out for Cincinnati are HB Giovani Bernard (Knee), WR John Ross (groin), TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) and C Billy Price (foot). Guard Alex Redmond (shoulder) and HB Joe Mixon (knee) both fully practiced and had no designation.
On the other side of the ball, DE Michael Johnson (knee) was the only player limited in practice. Linebacker Preston Brown (shoulder) and DE Carl Lawson (ankle) both were full participants. None of the defensive players on the report had a designation.