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Bengals looking thin in secondary for Battle of Ohio

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The Bengals and Browns renew their intrastate rivalry on Sunday and it looks like the Bengals will be doing it with less than a full complement of defensive backs.

Three members of the Bengals secondary are listed as doubtful for the game, which means the Bengals think they have, at best, a 25 percent chance of playing in the game.

Two of the three are starters when healthy. Cornerback Leon Hall did not practice at all this week because of a hamstring injury he suffered in the Week Three victory over the Packers. Safety Reggie Nelson is in a pretty similar position. Nelson also missed all of this week’s practices with a hamstring injury, which he picked up on the fumble return for a touchdown by cornerback Terence Newman that iced the game for the Bengals in the fourth quarter.

Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who missed last week’s game with his own hamstring injury, is also doubtful. The injuries helped push the Bengals to re-sign Chris Crocker, who could see time at both safety and slot corner in this weekend’s Battle of Ohio.

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31 Responses to “Bengals looking thin in secondary for Battle of Ohio”
  1. eriewarrior19 says: Sep 27, 2013 2:56 PM

    The whole Bengals team will be thin in a few weeks after they all are in jail.

  2. ridnaway says: Sep 27, 2013 3:04 PM

    It’s about time Brandon Ghee came off the injury list long enough to contribute to the team that’s been paying him for nothing for 4 years.

  3. brownoholic says: Sep 27, 2013 3:06 PM

    Can’t wait! Go BROWNIES!!!

  4. joemammy says: Sep 27, 2013 3:09 PM

    Time for the Bengals to pull up their pantyhose and go to work.

    I think that Josh Gordon and the front seven of the Browns’ defense are going to have a very good day.

  5. whitdog23 says: Sep 27, 2013 3:12 PM

    wow! talk about a rehash report from earlier this week. lame

  6. metintodd says: Sep 27, 2013 3:15 PM

    Bengals could always look in the local prisons for help from former players who are doing time.

  7. acerockefellar says: Sep 27, 2013 3:21 PM

    The whole Bengals team will be thin in a few weeks after they all are in jail.
    —————————————————————-

    Says the guy whose entire city was rated the worst franchise of all time. THE ENTIRE CITY

  8. doctorrustbelt says: Sep 27, 2013 3:29 PM

    Fortunately for the Bengals… the Browns are looking thin at the wide receiver and quarterback positions.

  9. nflcinbengals says: Sep 27, 2013 3:34 PM

    Lol @ all these mistake by the lake fans talking!

  10. jjackwagon says: Sep 27, 2013 3:41 PM

    That’s okay the Browns look thin at QB, WRs are ineffective if there is no one to throw the ball.

  11. scaredhitless says: Sep 27, 2013 3:55 PM

    The Ohio State University still rules the state that has the best women in the world!

  12. kwjsb says: Sep 27, 2013 4:02 PM

    Bengals Linebackers are marginal in pass coverage, now with the secondary depleted, trade for and play Jordan Cameron in your fantasy league.

  13. thinkarez says: Sep 27, 2013 4:08 PM

    cmon browns fans you will loose and frankly you should want to get that number 1 pick! who dey!

  14. mrfrostyj says: Sep 27, 2013 4:30 PM

    So are we going to ignore the whole “Battle of Ohio is for second place in the division in week 4.” Thing. I believe that was one of the signs of the Apocalypse.

  15. stoptrippn says: Sep 27, 2013 4:43 PM

    Taylor mays will shut Cameron down

  16. crumpledstiltskin says: Sep 27, 2013 5:13 PM

    Taylor Mays has shut down no one ever.

  17. elosopoderoso99 says: Sep 27, 2013 5:22 PM

    Hey…remember when the brownies played in the Super Bowl? yeah.. neither do I.

  18. joetoronto says: Sep 27, 2013 5:26 PM

    Who Dey?

    Dey Suck.

    Go Brownies.

  19. kwjsb says: Sep 27, 2013 6:44 PM

    Cleveland has 9 Pro football Championship

  20. kwjsb says: Sep 27, 2013 6:54 PM

    For those who thumbs downed me…

    Cleveland has 9 Pro football Championship
    1945, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 54, 55, 64

  21. bensstinkyfingers says: Sep 27, 2013 6:59 PM

    Hoyer, Gordon and Cameron, are going to light them up on Sunday, depleted or not. Big things coming from the Browns from here on out. Browns 31 Bung als 20.

  22. sellout1983 says: Sep 27, 2013 7:36 PM

    scaredhitless says:
    Sep 27, 2013 3:55 PM
    The Ohio State University still rules the state that has the best women in the world
    ————————

    Wrong. Miami University Oxford, Ohio.

  23. bengalguy says: Sep 27, 2013 7:43 PM

    C’mon Clowns fans enough…..your the 6th or 7th best team in Ohio!
    1. Bengals
    2. Buckeyes
    3. Bearcats
    4. Toledo
    5. Miami, OH
    6. Toledo
    7. Clownies……. Maybe.

    BENGALS 27 clowns 10

    “Ya don’t live in Cleveland, ya live in CINCINNATI!” -Sam Wyche
    Words to live by

  24. 1beforeidie says: Sep 27, 2013 8:23 PM

    Cleveland has 9 Pro football Championship
    —————————————–

    ^Boom

  25. juniversal says: Sep 27, 2013 9:18 PM

    lol the comments are hilarious. The Browns beat one of the worst teams in the league and now their fans think they’re the 07″ Patriots lmao..

  26. bengalguy says: Sep 27, 2013 9:51 PM

    If Cleveland has your supposed 9 World Championships…….. Then why the screen name 1b4idie ????????
    ……..just sayin’?

  27. joetoronto says: Sep 28, 2013 3:38 AM

    elosopoderoso99 says: Sep 27, 2013 5:22 PM

    Hey…remember when the brownies played in the Super Bowl? yeah.. neither do I.
    *************************************************
    It’s not about playing in a Super Bowl, it’s about WINNING a Super Bowl.

    The Bungals don’t have any rings either.

  28. bonniebengal says: Sep 28, 2013 6:53 AM

    Note to Browns fans: Atkins, Dunlap, and Johnson are all healthy. Your QB will be on his back a lot and your running game will be nonexistent.

    On offense, we have so many weapons: Green, Bernard, Gresham, Eifert, Jones, Sanu– we will basically keep you off the field.

  29. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Sep 28, 2013 8:46 AM

    Way to take a page out of the Stiller fan playbook.

    “Look at what my team did before I was born! Respect us please!”

    WHO DEY

  30. sean222 says: Sep 28, 2013 9:10 AM

    Anyone who thinks “time for the Bengal’s to pull up their pantyhose and go to work” wasn’t funny needs to get a since on humor. Funny.

  31. oldcracker says: Sep 28, 2013 10:21 PM

    Just like Mangini’s last year, the Browns will win just enough to screw up their draft positioning. It’ll start this weekend with another Kitty Team.

    The Ben-gals will tank the game just to screw with the Browns.

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