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Anderson dresses; Chad to play

Updated: 3 p.m.

Bengals right tackle Willie Anderson was dressed for practice Friday as the team prepared for Sunday's game against Arizona at Paul Brown Stadium. Anderson is not expected to play Sunday as he has already been ruled "Out" on this week's injury report. But it does appear to be a good sign that he could be back in action soon.

Wide receiver Chad Johnson missed his second straight practice, this time with a skin issue, but head coach Marvin Lewis said he'll play.

Anderson looks to be back from rehab in Atlanta and was limited Friday with the knee he injured Sept. 23, and as for next week Lewis said, "We'll see. ... He's doing what he's supposed to do. The thing that's going to make his leg feel better is the time. He'll be back here now to get his conditioning and things going."

All Bengals but Anderson were listed as probable. Linebacker Rashad Jeanty (knee) and cornerback Jonhathan Joseph (ankle) surfaced on the weekly injury report Friday. Jeanty didn't work and Joseph was limited.

Word out of the desert is that cornerback Eric Green's ankle injury from Thursday's practice isn't as bad as first feared and is a mild sprain. But both Green and Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson were in walking boots Friday and looked questionable for Sunday.

As he watched practice, Bengals president Mike Brown reflected on his many hours listening to the late Joe Nuxhall. Brown, an avid baseball fan, often listens to the Reds on radio as he's reading a book. His eyesight won't let him watch TV for long, so he prefers to keep track of games via the airwaves.

"It was a pleasant way for me to spend time and you do it for so long you begin to build up a friendship in your own mind with the announcers and Joe Nuxhall was easy to listen to," Brown said. "Always positive and upbeat. He was someone who made my life a little nicer."

During practice, Bengals publicist Jack Brennan released Brown's statement on Thursday's passing of the Reds' legend:

"On behalf of everyone in the Bengals organization, I want to express our deepest sympathy to all who were close to Joe Nuxhall. We recognize Joe's immense contributions not only to the Cincinnati Reds, but to the overall sports scene in the Tri-State area. Joe was a true sports icon in our region, someone who never lost his zeal for the best ideals of his sport. We know that millions of fans will miss him dearly, but his spirit will live on for many years."

After practice, Lewis also refelcted on a guy he knew of through both of their prolific charities.

"He's meant a lot to the city. He's been not only a face but a voice of the city and he's done a lot of good things," Lewis said. "I know he participated in a lot of charity events and lent his name to a lot of things. It's sad that he passed."

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