HoosierCat Posted November 8, 2011 Report Share Posted November 8, 2011 Some tidbits here from the Hobsonator.That should give you an idea of the mindset this week as the Bengals bring their AFC-best 6-2 record into it with the 6-3 Steelers. The Bengals didn’t have to report to work on a victory Monday (they need to get their lifting In Monday or Tuesday), but the locker room was a busy place with players that included quarterback Andy Dalton.Left end Carlos Dunlap indicated he did suffer a hamstring injury Sunday and plans to have it examined later Monday, but said it felt better than it did after the game. Middle linebacker Rey Maualuga, going out for a run, hopes to do individual drills Wednesday while tight end Jermaine Gresham is hopeful he can play.And head coach Marvin Lewis said all three will practice this week and that he felt better about the availability of Dunlap and running back Brian Leonard (knee). Tight end Donald Lee said he had a sprained foot and even though he was in a boot Monday he said he would play. He said someone fell on it during the third quarter but he didn't come out."Ford tough," he said with a wink.With a big game come the big media. Yes, The New York Times, in the person of NFL writer Judy Battista, is going to be here. Bengals PR chieftan Jack Brennan also has a full ESPN crew of Bob Holtzman, John Clayton and Jamison Hensley ticketed, as well for Sunday, as well as USA Today's Jim Corbett. The players are clearly excited about the season's first sellout. "Let's get a blackout going in the stadium," Dunlap said. "Everybody in there wearing all black."The word out of Pittsburgh is head coach Mike Tomlin is calling wide receiver Hines Ward's injury minor and that despite stinger and concussion symptoms it looks like he'll play. The scutlebutt is that linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) is going to miss another game, but wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is going to be back. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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