Tyson Alualu looks ready to go for the Steelers this Sunday
Bengals Injury Report (cont.)
Jonah Williams (Stinger) Questionable
Jonah Williams is the only player on this list that I could see dressing for the Bengals. He has been limited all week with a stinger. The Bengals would like to get their first-round lineman back to play against the Steelers stout pass rush.
LeShaun Sims (Concussion) Out
I am glad the Bengals are taking the responsibility to keep LeShaun Sims out of the game. After being a full participant on Wednesday, he has steadily declined every day of practice. Sims would probably not be starting this week, but it’s still a good idea to keep him safe. I hope he makes some progress next week.
John Ross (Foot) Out
John Ross has declined this week with a foot injury after being a full participant on Friday. The Bengals will miss his speed but will be okay at wide receiver. I do think Ross has been a disappointment after being a top 10 pick with a 4.22 40 yard dash. Speed kills, but it doesn’t guarantee you a great career in the NFL.
The Steelers and Bengals have a bunch of people missing but it will be interesting to know before the game which players are positive for COVID-19, if any. Cincinnati has some injuries but they should be okay against the Steelers. A lot of Pittsburgh’s success will be determined by whether Ben Roethlisberger can play.
I would say if Roethlisberger plays, the Steelers are the favorite to win the game. If Mason Rudolph has to start for the Steelers, then I think it is a coinflip who is the favorite to win. Rudolph has not started all year; so, it is hard to gauge where he is from a development standpoint.