The Cincinnati Bengals will be without one of their best cornerbacks for Sunday’s tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Adam Jones told reporters he will miss with a foot injury.
Just spoke briefly with Bengals' Adam Jones. While on his scooter he says he isn't playing Sunday but is hopeful he can go next week.
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) December 9, 2015
Jones was spotted with a cast and, as indicated in the above tweet, getting around on a motorized scooter. Jones had been a starter all season long and played well, recording 54 tackles, two interceptions, and forcing one fumble. He’s also been a dangerous return man.
The Bengals’ secondary is seeing its depth tested with recent injuries to Darqueze Dennard and Leon Hall. Hall was inactive last week while Dennard was placed on IR on November 27th. The Bengals had been an overall healthy team for almost the entire year but are starting to feel the crunch late in the season.
If Hall misses as well, it’s unclear who will be the starting duo Sunday. Dre Kirkpatrick is likely one with only Josh Shaw and Troy Hill listed as the other cornerbacks on the roster. Shaw was injured last Sunday as well.
Bottom line is it’s all good news for the Steelers’ passing attack coming off a 45 point performance.