Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 12/16/11
OT Andre Smith, FB Chris Pressley and RB Brian Leonard are not practicing, meaning that they are likely out for Sunday’s game against St. Louis. Smith will miss his second straight game due to a sprained ankle he suffered in the first half of the Dec. 4 game at Pittsburgh. Smith was limited on Wednesday but suffered a setback. Anthony Collins will get his second start of the season and will go up against Chris Long, who has 12 sacks this season. Collins did play well last week against Houston and has been solid when he has been in the starting lineup the past two seasons. Said Collins of the praise he got this past week: “You hear it but the same people that love you can hate you the next day. I don’t listen to all that and can do what I can do. You don’t have a lot of opportunity but when you do go out and play like you can play.” The absence of Pressley and Leonard make many wonder who would play fullback. A possibility is Cedric Peerman. A welcome addition to practice is LB Don...
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