Maybe it would have been easier for the Bengals to list the players they haven’t put on the Physically Unable to Perform or Non-Football Injury lists.
As the team that has gone to the playoffs three straight times prepares to defend its AFC North crown, the Bengals will not have the services of 12 players who have been placed on the PUP or NFI list.
On PUP, which means they can’t pass a physical because of a past football injury while in the NFL, are defensive tackle Geno Atkins (knee), guard Clint Boling (knee), linebacker Marquis Flowers (hamstring), cornerback Leon Hall (Achilles), punter Kevin Huber (neck), receiver Colin Lockett (hamstring), defensive tackle Zach Minter (back), defensive tackle Devon Still (back), and receiver Ryan Whalen (hamstring).
On NFI, which means something happened away from the team facility, are receiver Marvin Jones (ankle), cornerback Onterio McCalebb (knee), and quarterback AJ McCarron (shoulder).
Jones, who participated in the offseason program, apparently injured the ankle during the down time after OTAs. It’s unclear how long any of the 12 players will be unavailable to practice in advance of the 2014 season.