Cincinnati Bengals Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said that while Bullock will play Sunday against the Browns, the team isn't necessarily committed to the kicker for the rest of the season, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Lewis acknowledged that the accuracy issues Mike Nugent endured before being cut late last season may have affected his patience with Bullock, who hasn't been quite as reliable as the team hoped. In addition to missing one game with a back injury, Bullock has connected on eight of 10 field-goal tries -- with none of those attempts coming from 50-plus yards -- and has missed two of his 20 extra-point attempts this season. A matchup with the winless Browns should provide more scoring opportunities than usual for Bullock, but any missed kicks he has during the contest could further loosen his job security.
News: Dennard (knee) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice.
Impact: The nature of Dennard's knee injury is unclear, but it's too early in the week to believe his availability for Sunday's game against the Browns is in danger. His participation in practice Thursday and Friday will be more indicative on that front.
News: Minter (elbow) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Impact: Minter's missed the past four games with an elbow injury, so his full participation Wednesday is a significant development. He seems in line to play Sunday against the Browns and take back a starting role at middle linebacker.
News: Jones (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Impact: Jones, who sustained a concussion in Week 10, seems on track to return from a one-game absence. He'll presumably reclaim a starting role in Sunday's game against the Browns barring any setbacks the rest of the week.
News: Kroft (hand) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Impact: Kroft injured his hand in the second half of Sunday's 20-17 win over the Broncos, finishing with two catches for 12 yards and a touchdown on three targets while playing 86 percent of Cincinnati's offensive snaps. With no details provided by the team since Sunday, it appears the tight end is just dealing with a minor injury ahead of Sunday's favorable matchup with the Browns. Kroft enjoyed a career-best performance against Cleveland in Week 4, catching six of seven targets for 68 yards and two scores in a 31-7 victory.
News: LaFell (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
Impact: LaFell started last week as a non-participant with the same injury, but he worked his way up to full participation by Friday and ended up playing in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Broncos. He was held to three catches for 37 yards on five targets, unable to build on his season-best performance (six catches for 95 yards and a score) from the previous week in Tennessee. Assuming the knee checks out fine, LaFell draws one of his better matchups this season, facing a Cleveland team that may use top cornerback Jason McCourty to shadow A.J. Green. That said, LaFell managed just two catches for 17 yards in a 31-7 win over the Browns in Week 4.