Bernard, Gresham questionable for Bengals

AP

As the Bengals prepare to try to beat the Ravens in the first of two 2013 meetings, they’ll definitely be shorthanded on defense.

They also may be shorthanded on offense.

Running back Giovani Bernard (ribs) and tight end Jermaine Gresham (groin) are both questionable for the game.

Bernard injured his ribs eight days ago, against the Dolphins.  Gresham suffered his injury during practice this week.

It’s still worse on defense.  Apart from cornerback Leon Hall, safety Taylor Mays, and defensive tackle Geno Atkins, all of whom already are out for the year with injury.  Out for Sunday’s game will be linebacker Rey Maualuga (knee) and defensive tackle Devon Still (elbow).  Linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring) is doubtful.