Zac Taylor: Jonah Williams, Alex Cappa are both week-to-week

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It sounds like the Bengals will need more solutions on the offensive line as they play the Bills this week.

In his Monday press conference, head coach Zac Taylor said left tackle Jonah Williams is week-to-week with his dislocated kneecap suffered on Sunday night. And right guard Alex Cappa remains week-to-week with the ankle injury he suffered in Week 18.

The Bengals are already without right tackle La'el Collins, who tore his ACL during the Week 16 win over the Patriots.

While Williams was able to play the week after suffering a dislocated kneecap earlier this season, Taylor said it’s “hard to tell” this early in the week whether Williams will be available for the divisional round.

Cappa seems to be doing better, but the head coach also didn’t put a timetable on the guard’s return.

“I saw him curling a towel in there with his toes and he looked good,” Taylor said. “So, it seemed like that was progress when I walked in, so that was exciting for the room.”

Taylor credited offensive line coach/run game coordinator Frank Pollack and assistant OL coach Derek Frazier for keeping the team’s backup linemen prepared to step in at a moment’s notice.

“There’s challenges, there’s plenty. I won’t list them all,” Taylor said. “But there’s plenty of teams that go through this. We just happen to be one of them right now.”

Given the state of Cincinnati’s offensive line, the Bengals’ injury reports will be worth monitoring throughout the week leading up to Sunday’s contest against Buffalo.

8 responses to “Zac Taylor: Jonah Williams, Alex Cappa are both week-to-week

  1. The good news for bengals fans is thayve seen joe burr play behind worse o lines than this. GO BILLS!

  2. If Jonah Williams has already suffered a dislocated kneecap earlier this year, wouldn’t a second dislocation indicate some kind of lingering issue that is leading to instability in the knee? And wouldn’t playing on it lead to further and perhaps more serious injury?

    I think if I’m Jonah Williams I’ve done enough for the team. I’m sitting out the playoffs and seeing an otrthopedic surgeon to find out what is going on.

  3. I doubt OG Cappa is able to come back. That would be pretty amazing however they need LT Williams back because their backup Jackson Carmen was horrendous. Wasn’t he a 2nd round pick out of Clemson? His best play was when he was flagged for holding 😂😂.

  4. No chance without an offensive line. As bad as Josh Allen is, the Bengals can’t move the ball without blocking. Bills have Diggs and nothing else, they throw deep or go 3 and out. Bulls are not the same offense this year.

  5. gregc79 says:
    January 16, 2023 at 4:52 pm
    No chance without an offensive line. As bad as Josh Allen is, the Bengals can’t move the ball without blocking. Bills have Diggs and nothing else, they throw deep or go 3 and out. Bulls are not the same offense this year.

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    I loled pretty hard. Yeah dude, they obviously suck, and the evidence is overwhelming.

  6. As for Jonah Williams, different knee.

    Joe Burrow will figure it out. He’s the best QB in the NFL playing behind an inferior line. Buffalo may win but it won’t be a blowout.

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