Bengals head coach Zac Taylor went out to Wednesday's practice with a host of challenges beyond Sunday's matchup at Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) against Jacksonville.
Out for the game and now on a week-to-week basis are starting cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) and William Jackson III (shoulder). And, wide receiver A.J. Green (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday after going limited twice last week. Taylor said they aren't waiting for after the bye week (Nov. 10 against Baltimore at PBS) to bring back Green. But he said they want to make sure he plays more games than not when he returns and are putting him on a day-to-day basis to see how the ankle responds after each workout. On Wednesday he just watched the first part of practice and then apparently did nothing the rest of the way. He had planned to run routes for the first time in Baltimore last Sunday during pregame but didn't. He said after the game that he was OK.
- Defensive end Carlos Dunlap (knee), who missed his first game in 115 last week, said he felt better than he did last week but didn't practice Wednesday. Carl Lawson, who started in his place at left end and played a career-high 63 snaps, apparently re-tweaked his hamstring, also didn't practice. Left tackle Andre Smith (ankle), who didn't play.last week, didn't practice and Taylor categorized the trio as day-to-day.
- Two players were cleared Wednesday for the first time to practice full go this season, cornerback Darqueze Dennard (knee) and left tackle Cordy Glenn (concussion).
Dennard looks like he might be able to play Sunday even though he hasn't practiced since he played in last season's finale in Pittsburgh. He's been on the physically unable to perform list (PUP), but underwent rigorous rehab and if he shows them he has knocked off enough rust he'll play against the Jaguars, they'll have to make room for him on the roster. But Taylor indicated that wouldn't mean putting Jackson or Kirkpatrick on injured reserve. They have 21 days to activate him or put him on injured reserve but all signs are he's playing soon.
- Glenn hasn't practiced since mid-August and has returned sporadically to practice about a handful of times in limited fashion. Right guard John Miller (groin), who got injured early last Sunday, doesn't look like he'll play and Alex Redmond is getting his second straight start in his place. Miller didn't practice Wednesday.
- Looks like they have a shot at getting back Ryan Glasgow (thigh) when he went limited Wednesday after he didn't play in Baltimore. Fellow defensive tackle Geno Atkins went limited on a rest day. Safety Shawn Williams (thigh), who left the last two games limping, went limited Wednesday.
View some of the best photos from practice on Wednesday as the Bengals prepare for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7.