Updated: 1:40 p.m.
Johnson got an added boost Friday when Pro Bowl right tackle Willie Anderson (shoulder) returned to practice for the first time during the week and will make his 105th straight start.
"He gives Rudi obviously stability," said head coach Marvin Lewis after Friday's practice.
Anderson is set Sunday to move into a tie with wide receiver Isaac Curtis for playing in the 10th most Bengals games with 167. He's currently tied with the man he replaced, Joe Walter.
If Anderson plays in every game this season, he'll end up with 174 and seventh on the list in also moving by punter Lee Johnson (169), defensive end Eddie Edwards (170), and offensive lineman Bruce Kozerski (172).