Friday update: Caldwell, Ghee sit out; 20 percent chance of rain Sunday

Updated: 3:40 p.m.

Wide receiver Andre Caldwell (groin) and cornerback Brandon Ghee (head) are the two top candidates to make Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis' inactive list on Sunday. Neither practiced again Friday after sitting out Thursday  and Ghee was called doubtful. Another leading candidate is running back Brian Leonard (foot), with just two practices under his belt since coming off a monthlong bout with a mid-foot sprain. He was limited again Friday and along with Caldwell was designated as questionable.

Lewis said after practice that all 53 guys are going to be healthy enough to be active Sunday. But he has to put eight down, although Dan LeFevour will no doubt be the No. 3 quarterback.  

SLANTS AND SCREENS

» There is a 20 percent chance of rain for Sunday's NFL opener in New England for the Bengals in the 1 p.m. game on Cincinnati's Channel 12. According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, the high for the mostly cloudy day is going to be 68 degrees with a wind out of the east at about five to 10 miles per hour.

» It must be Friday. Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco had his soccer ball out, but got it stolen by rehabbing safety Tom Nelson as The Ocho tried a spin move on him. As he kicked it back and forth with running back Cedric Benson,  the ball got past him and Bengals president Mike Brown scooped it up and tossed it back to him.

"You've still got it," The Ocho said.

»Lewis didn't have much to say about right end Antwan Odom's tweet from Thursday nightin which he admitted to testing positive for a banned substance but denied it was steroids or physically enhancing in the face of a barrage of cyberspace rumors. Lewis noted that two other players appealing their cases played Thursday night in Pat and Kevin Williams.

"It's unfortunate someone did what they did and that Antwan responded," Lewis said. "It's something people go through all the time."

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