The New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals updated their injury reports on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming game in the Queen City. Here’s what’s changed from earlier reports.
Only two Saints listed on Wednesday’s report did not participate on Thursday: defensive end Marcus Davenport (toe) and wide receiver Cameron Meredith (knee). Meredith was sent to injured reserve and will undergo a an arthroscopic procedure due to continued swelling in his surgically-repaired knee. Davenport is still in a walking boot, patiently getting back to full health.
Every other Saints player previously listed were limited participants. That includes cornerback P.J. Williams (hamstring) and right guard Larry Warford (not injury related), who were upgraded to limited reps after sitting out on Wednesday. The rest of the Saints’ starting offensive line were worked into limited action, continuing to rest after beating up some of the best defensive lines in football over the last three weeks: left tackle Terron Armstead (knee), left guard Andrus Peat (hip), center Max Unger (knee), and right tackle Ryan Ramczyk (knee).
Five Bengals did not participate in Thursday’s practice: linebacker Vontaze Burfict (hip), linebacker Nick Vigil (knee), cornerback Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), tight end Tyler Kroft (foot), and wide receiver A.J. Green (toe).
Four Bengals were limited participants. Guard Alex Redmond (hamstring) improved to that from sitting out of Wednesday’s practice, while running back Giovani Bernard (knee) and tight end C.J. Uzomah (clavicle) remained limited. Wide receiver Josh Malone (hamstring) was a new addition after practicing fully earlier in the week.
Three Bengals were full participants for the second day in a row: center Billy Price (foot), wide receiver John Ross (groin), and guard Clint Boling (back).