Found December 02, 2011 on
Cincinnati Bengals Blog:
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...
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Good morning from Heinz Field where the Bengals face the Steelers in a key AFC North game.
First off for the Bengals, the secondary will be severely undermanned with Nate Clements inactive after he injured his hamstring on Thursday. Kelly Jennings and Adam Jones are expected to start at the corners. Rookie safety Robert Sands is active for the first time today.
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker LaMarr Woodley are active and will play against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Polamalu left last week's win over Kansas City with concussion-like symptoms while Woodley hasn't played since straining his left hamstring in a win over New England on Oct. 30.
Linebackers Larry Foote and Chris Carter, NT Chris Hoke QB Dennis...
The Bengals' secondary has been adjusting to the loss of Leon Hall for the past two games. They might be in bigger trouble on Sunday for the rematch in Pittsburgh.
Cornerback Nate Clements tweaked his hamstring during Thursday's practice and was limited. Adam Jones just got back to 100 percent after being hampered by hamstring and groin injuries.
Depending on Clements&...
Big game for both teams today. Here is what the Steelers need to do to get the victory today.
Keys to Victory:
Throw, Throw and Throw some more: The Bengals are without their top 2 cornerbacks. Leon Hall is out for the year and Nate Clements is inactive today. That leaves Kelly Jennings and Pacman Jones. The Steelers should throw, throw and throw some more. That leaves...
Here are the inactive lists for today’s game: Bengals: LB Dontay Moch, CB Nate Clements, OG Clint Boling, TE Donald Lee, WR Ryan Whalen, DT Pat Sims, DE Carlos Dunlap Steelers: WR Arnaz Battle, LB Chris Carter, QB Dennis Dixon, LB Larry Foote, DE Al Woods, OT Jamon Meredeith, NT Chris Hoke The Bengal defense [...]