Jeanty doubtful to return for Bengals

The Bengals defense will have to play one starter short Saturday.

On the opening kickoff, starting linebacker Rashad Jeanty suffered a sprained left knee and an ankle injury to boot. His return is doubtful.

Jeanty was a replacement for Rey Maualuga, who is out for the season.  Brandon Johnson, a capable replacement, is in for Jeanty. 

We’ve got a scoreless tie midway through the first quarter after Laveranues Coles fumbled away a scoring opportunity for the Bengals.