The Bengals prepped for Sunday's game in Baltimore (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) with 52 players on the roster, but after Friday's walk-through head coach Marvin Lewis wouldn't commit to running back Cedric Peerman as the man to take the final spot.
It's the likely decision since they are down to two running backs, but they may not do it until Saturday or Sunday as they monitor the injuries. On Friday, four defensive backs were on the injury report and starting safety Shawn Williams (hamstring) was doubtful and his backup, Derron Smith thigh), was questionable after not working Friday. Plus, two cornerbacks, starter Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) and slot man/safety Josh Shaw (hip) were on it, but Kirkpatrick went full Friday and Shaw was limited after not working Thursday.
There's also the Clark Harris situation. Harris (groin), the only long snapper they've had since 2009, limped to the finish last Sunday and his backups, backup tight ends C.J. Uzomah (calf) and Ryan Hewitt (foot), were also on the injury report.
But Lewis indicated while he wouldn't make a decision on Harris until Sunday, he's practiced well this week while listed as limited all week. He also indicated Hewitt is OK after he surfaced suddenly on Thursday's report after he went limited but he went full Friday. Uzomah, who has missed the last few games, is doubtful after not practicing this week.