The last thing the Bengals need going into Sunday’s key AFC North game at Pittsburgh is questions about their secondary, but that is shaping up as one of the major storylines.
Cornerback Nate Clements injured his hamstring on Thursday and did not practice on Friday. When asked after practice if there was a chance Clements would play, Lewis said “Yeah, I think so.” Clements is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report, meaning it is going to come down to a game-time decision.
If Clements was unable to play, that would leave the Bengals with three cornerbacks — Adam Jones, Kelly Jennings and Brandon Ghee. Jennings would get the start in place of Clements. Jones has started the past two games since Leon Hall was lost for the season with an Achilles injury and Ghee, who took Hall’s roster spot, has played on special teams.
Chris Crocker can play some corner in nickel packages but he is also listed as questionable due to a biceps injury after being limited in practice. After bei...