Bengals right end Antwan Odom sat out Friday's practice with the shoulder he hurt Wednesday and head coach Marvin Lewis said he's likely out Sunday against the Eagles.
Odom is waiting word on an MRI that could be anything from a slight sprain to a tear that would require season-ending surgery. Meanwhile, Frostee Rucker gets his third NFL start. He started the first two games as Odom came back from a foot injury suffered on the first day of training camp.
Running back Cedric Benson (back) returned to practice Friday after sitting out Thursday. Safety Chinedum Ndukwe was on the field and dressed after not participating Thursday and Lewis said after practice they are ready for Sunday. (Friday Injury Report)
Carson Palmer (elbow) came on the field Friday, but only for a little bit at the start of practice so he could see his creation. Backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick lost the weekly game of accuracy toss among himself and the other two healthy quarterbacks in Jordan Palmer and Jeff Rowe,so he had to dress up for Friday's practice like wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco.
With the laughter and shakes of the head spreading around the locker room before practice and Palmer directing the ensemble, Fitzpatrick put on a tight one-piece black body suit and his No. 11 jersey over it. Palmer also made sure he had a black chinstrap, orange wristbands with Bengal stripes and that his shoes were "spat" with orange tape.
SUNDAY FORECAST: The forecast is for the Bengals to play their first cold-weather game of the season Sunday against the Eagles in a 1 p.m. game at Paul Brown Stadium.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 35 degrees and a wind out of the west at 12 miles per hour with no chance of precipitation.
GOING NETWORK: Ocho Cinco, fashion plate, used NFL Network during the offseason to rant about his trade demands. On Thursday during halftime of the Jets' overtime win over the Patriots, he reiterated what he has said here all season as he gave some advice to future malcontents.
"This is what I learned the most and this is for anyone else who is coming along after me," The Ocho said. "As an individual, no matter who you are, no matter how good you are, unless you play quarterback, you will never dictate or run any organization, ever. So don't ever pull what you just saw me pull in the offseason because you will lose. "
Of course, he left open a Network encore in the upcoming season when asked about his future.
"I don't know where I go from here," he said.