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Quick hits: Eifert, Ross out for Sunday; Lewis says Lazor re-directing; No tundra; Kumerow waived


-After Friday's walk-through, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis ruled out tight end Tyler Eifert (back) for Sunday's game (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Green Bay. Lewis offered his standard "we'll see," on Eifert 's status beyond this week. What they do know is he's now missed 27 of the last 50 games ...

-Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross jogged out to Friday's walk-through but was also ruled out.  It's believed the Bengals were getting another MRI for his knee and it's hard to say what his immediate future is, too, because Lewis also played the 'we'll see,' card. So it looks like it's a big "we'll see," down the road for two first-round picks they projected to have big impacts on the offense ... 

-Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor makes his battlefield promotion Sunday and after Friday's walk-through Lewis stressed the system didn't get torn up. He also observed the players get it.  

"They're not turning anything around. They're re-directing things we're doing and re-developing different things," Lewis said of the offensive staff. "It's been a positive thing for (the players). They realize changing a coach one way or another is not going to make a difference. They're the ones out there playing on Sunday. It comes down to how they execute things that ultimately is what wins and loses."

-The Bengals are the only team that the great Aaron Rodgers has yet to beat and Lewis has yet to lose to the Packers, 1-0 against Brett Favre and 2-0 against Rodgers. Lewis succinctly captured Rodgers' greatness on Friday.

"He keeps plays alive. He keeps the game alive. And he keeps them in the game all the time," Lewis said. "All that's huge."

-It won't exactly be the frozen tundra at Lambeau. The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, is calling for a kick-off temperature of 86 degrees under mostly sunny skies with a wind out of the south at nine miles per hour and zero chance of rain …

-The Bengals waived wide receiver Jake Kumerow from injured reserve Friday. Kumerow, a first-year player undrafted out of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2015, has been on the Bengals' practice squad for nearly all of the past two seasons. He was on the 53-player roster and inactive for one game in 2016. He hurt his ankle in the first few days training camp and was released waived/injured Aug. 9. When he cleared waivers, he reverted to IR Aug. 10 …

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