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Bengals-Chargers Week 14 Injury Report

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Heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Bengals, both Melvin Gordon and Trevor Williams have been ruled out with knee injuries. Gordon is continuing his recovery from an MCL sprain sustained in the win over the Arizona Cardinals.

“We didn’t feel like he was ready this week,” Head Coach Anthony Lynn said of the running back. “He did some things and looks better, but we’re going to keep him out. … I’m really encouraged with his rehab right now.”

There are two Chargers who remain doubtful with their status being decided on gameday – Sean Culkin (back) and Brandon Mebane, who did not practice on Friday due to returning to Omaha, Nebraska, for family matters.

Los Angeles Chargers:

Table Extended
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Sean Culkin TE Back DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Melvin Gordon RB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Brandon Mebane NT Not Injury Related LP FP DNP Doubtful
Trevor Williams CB Knee LP DNP DNP Out
Austin Ekeler RB Ankle FP FP FP --
Mike Pouncey C Ankle FP FP FP --

Throughout the season, the Bengals have been plagued by injuries, placing 14 players on Injured/Reserve. This week, elite wide receiver A.J. Green was added to that list with a toe injury. Listed as questionable is another wide receiver, Josh Malone (hamstring), who has been sidelined since Week 11.

In their absence, Cincinnati will lean on its young receiver Tyler Boyd, who currently leads the team with 938 receiving yards on 69 receptions.

Meanwhile, three of Cincy’s starters have been ruled out for Sunday’s matchup. Veteran LB Vontaze Burfict will be sitting out with a concussion, along with CB Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle) and T Cordy Glenn (back). Also out with a concussion is CB Tony McRae. 

Cincinnati Bengals:

Table Extended
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Vontaze Burfict LB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Cordy Glenn OT Back DNP DNP DNP Out
A.J. Green WR Toe (IR) DNP -- -- Out
Dre Kirkpatrick CB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Tony McRae CB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Carlos Dunlap DE Hip LP FP FP --
Michael Johnson DE Pectoral LP FP FP --
Josh Malone WR Hamstring LP LP FP Questionable
Joe Mixon HB Foot LP LP FP --

Practice Status

  • DNP - Did not participate in practice
  • LP - Limited participation in practice
  • FP - Full participation
  • (-) - Not listed

Game Status

  • Out - Player will not play
  • Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play
  • Questionable - Player is not certain to play
  • (-) - Not listed

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