Cincinnati Bengals Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Josh Malone had zero receptions for zero yards Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He added one rush for four yards.
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News: Brandon LaFell had two receptions for 53 yards Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: Bullock tacked on one PAT.
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News: Tyler Kroft had two receptions for one yard Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: C.J. Uzomah had four receptions for 24 yards Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: Alex Erickson had one reception for 11 yards Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: A.J. Green had two receptions for 30 yards Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Impact: With Andy Dalton struggling in recent weeks, Green has just seven catches for 94 yards and no scores in the past two games.
News: Brian Hill ran for 12 yards on five carries Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
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News: Giovani Bernard ran for 30 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He added three receptions for 13 yards.
Impact: Bernard could slide back into a backup role if Joe Mixon is able to return from a concussion next week.
News: Andy Dalton was 11 of 22 for 113 yards and didn't throw a touchdown pass Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He threw two interceptions, didn't fumble and was sacked three times. He was pulled for the second straight game.
Impact: After a nice stretch, Dalton hasn't been very good in his last two games. He's totaled 254 yards with one TD and three picks in those contests. He shouldn't be an option in fantasy leagues.
News: AJ McCarron was 3 of 6 for 19 yards and didn't throw a touchdown pass Sunday in the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He did not throw an interception, didn't fumble and was not sacked.
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News: Green caught two of four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 34-7 loss to Minnesota.
Impact: Green was a non-factor as quarterback Andy Dalton came up short of 150 passing yards for the second consecutive week. This was only the star receiver's fourth game with fewer than 50 yards despite Dalton's struggles, so Green's likely to bounce back next week against the Lions. He'll need 20 receiving yards in that game to top 1,000 for the sixth time in seven NFL seasons.
News: LaFell caught two of six targets for 53 yards in Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Vikings.
Impact: LaFell's team-leading receiving total came mostly courtesy of a 45-yard catch. Little went right for Cincinnati's offense besides that play, as starting quarterback Andy Dalton threw for only 113 yards and backup AJ McCarron added just 19 more after taking over in the fourth quarter.
News: Bernard rushed 14 times for 30 yards and a touchdown while turning five targets into three catches for 13 yards in Sunday's 34-7 loss at Minnesota.
Impact: Bernard's garbage-time, two-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter rescued his fantasy day in what was otherwise an embarrassing performance for Cincinnati's offense on the whole. The shifty veteran has been a strong late-season find as the starter in Joe Mixon's (concussion) absence, but the rushing touchdown was his first of the season. Bernard has two receiving scores this year as well.
News: Dalton completed 11 of 22 passes for 113 yards and two interceptions without a touchdown or rushing attempt in Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Vikings.
Impact: Dalton was deservedly benched for AJ McCarron with Cincinnati trailing 34-0 in the fourth quarter. The Red Rifle's first interception was taken to the house by Minnesota's defense, and it's fair to question Dalton's job security after consecutive efforts under 150 passing yards.
News: Rey is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Vikings with a jaw injury, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.
Impact: With Rey out, the Bengals currently only have three healthy linebackers -- Hardy Nickerson, Carl Lawson and Brandon Bell. With the game well out of reach, though, there was no rush to get Rey back into the game. If his injury is deemed serious, Rey could be in danger of missing his first game since the 2010 season.
News: Ogbuehi (shoulder) will not return to Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Ogbuehi exited in the first half and was originally tabbed questionable to return. Veteran Eric Winston will remain at left tackle while the 25-year-old is sidelined.
News: Ogbuehi (shoulder) is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: For the remainder of Sunday's game, veteran Eric Winston will slot in at left tackle.
News: Iloka (shoulder) won't return to Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Without Iloka, the Bengals will turn to Clayton Fejedelem and Josh Shaw to man the leftover snaps at safety.
News: Ogbuehi is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury, Richard Skinner of WKRC Cincinnati reports.
Impact: Ogbuehi sustained the injury in the first half of the game and was being evaluated by trainers on the sideline. Veteran Eric Winston has stepped in at left tackle in his absence.
News: Evans injured his forearm Sunday against the Vikings and is questionable to return, Richard Skinner of WKRC-TV reports.
Impact: Evans is listed as the starting weak-side linebacker in the absence of Vontaze Burfict (concussion). He was able to rack up 10 tackles (nine solo) in Week 14 against the Bears, but if Evans can't return, expect Hardy Nickerson and Brandon Bell to see extended snaps on defense.
News: Iloka injured his shoulder during Sunday's game against the Vikings and is doubtful to return, Richard Skinner of WKRC-TV reports.
Impact: Iloka's absence will add to injury issues in the Bengals' secondary. He has 68 tackles (45 solo) and one interception through 13 games. Josh Shaw and Clayton Fejedelem likely will see increases in defensive snaps in Iloka's absence.
News: Billings hurt his right leg during Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.
Impact: Billings tied a season high with four tackles (two solo) in Week 14. If he can't return to Sunday's game, it'll add to the injury woes on the Bengals' defense. Pat Sims and Ryan Glasgow will likely play an extended workload for the rest of the game.
News: Williams (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Williams' availability is a welcome development for a Cincinnati secondary that will be without the services of two key cornerbacks in Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) and Adam Jones (groin), the latter of whom was placed on injured reserve earlier this month. Though he's been sidelined for the last three contests with the hamstring injury, Williams shouldn't face any restrictions Sunday after practicing all three days this week, including a full session Friday.
News: Boyd (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Boyd's healthy scratch is yet another black mark in what has been a dreadful season for the second-year wideout, who was held to just one catch for 15 yards on four targets in last week's blowout loss to the Bears. Even with receiver John Ross (knee) failing to make an impact in his rookie campaign before hitting injured reserve, Boyd hasn't been able to gain much traction in the passing game behind A.J. Green and Brandon LaFell. Boyd's injury issues and lack of productivity when he's been able to play seem to have enabled Josh Malone and Alex Erickson to surpass him on the depth chart.