AFC Notes: Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Steelers

     

Bengals

  • Bengals HC Zac Taylor said that DT Geno Atkins is expected to play in Week 5: “It’s good to have him back. We’ve had a lot of injuries at this position. I know he’s excited. He’s had a good week of practice and it’s good to see him back in the rotation.” (Jay Morrison)
  • Taylor said of DE Carlos Dunlap‘s frustration: “I’m very confident with how we communicate things with our players. I feel great about that.” (Ben Baby)
  • DOUBTFUL for Week 5: WR John Ross (illness) or CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring) 
  • QUESTIONABLE for Week 5: RB Joe Mixon (shin) 

Browns

Ravens

  • Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee/illness) returned to practice on Friday and didn’t look to be limited at all. (Jeff Zrebiec)
  • Ravens HC John Harbaugh said Jackson is 100 percent and will play Sunday against the Bengals. (Jamison Hensley)
  • Harbaugh said that DL Derek Wolfe got flagged for symptoms for COVID-19 before Sunday’s game, which is why he didn’t play against Washington. The good news is that he has tested negative for COVID-19 throughout the week and should play on Sunday. (Zrebiec)
  • According to Harbaugh, Khalil Dorsey will take Geno Stone’s roster spot. However, the Ravens are hoping that Stone clears waivers and can be re-signed. (Zrebiec)
  • DOUBTFUL for Week 5: G Tyre Phillips (shoulder)
  • QUESTIONABLE for Week 5: QB Lamar Jackson (knee, illness), TE Mark Andrews (thigh), DB Anthony Levine (abdomen), WR Chris Moore (thigh, finger), CB Marcus Peters (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (knee), TE Nick Boyle (thigh), WR Marquise Brown (knee), DT Justin Madubuike (knee), DE Derek Wolfe (elbow), T Ronnie Stanley (shoulder/hip), and DT Broderick Washington (illness)

Steelers

  • The Athletic’s Ed Bouchette notes Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger‘s contract is set to expire after 2021 and an extension is very much on the table. Roethlisberger will count $41.25 million against the cap but Pittsburgh could take $19 million of that number and turn it into a new signing bonus to spread out over the new years on the deal. 
  • OUT for Week 5: LB Marcus Allen (foot), FB Derek Watt (hamstring)
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