Brad's Blog 8/2 - 12/11/13
The Bengals have escaped the major injury bug sweeping NFL camps (49ers CB Chris Colliver tore ACL Thursday) so far, but suffered an ankle injury for the 2nd straight practice. Thursday Andrew Hawkins dove to make a catch and came up lame. Early indicators were a high ankle sprain awaiting MRI results. Larry Black dislocated his ankle Wednesday and is done for the year. It's doubtful Hawkins will make the trip to Atlanta on Sunday for a week of practice before the preseason opener Thursday. Plenty of others may miss the trip as well including Andrew Whitworth and Brandon Thompson. Carlos Dunlap, Marvin Jones and Jermaine Gresham sat out Thursday's practice as well. Friday's practice is outside 3-5pm. Off day Saturday..morning practice Sunday before leaving for Atlanta.
The Cardinals snapped their 7 game losing streak with a 13-0 spanking of the Pirates to salvage 1 of 5 in that series. The 13 runs equaled their run toal in the previous 8 games. The Reds start the Cardinals series Friday 5.5 back of the Bucs, 4 back of the Cards, and 4.5 up on Arizona for the 2nd Wild Card spot.
Buckeyes #2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll