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Saturday notes: Lamur returns as doubtful; Weather check


The Bengals got some good news when they returned to the practice field Saturday morning at Paul Brown Stadium and SAM linebacker Emmanuel Lamur was in the stretching line with his helmet. Lamur, who left Sunday's game in Cleveland with a hamstring injury, was limited and classified as doubtful, but it looks like he's got a chance to play Monday (8:30 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 5 and ESPN) against Denver.

"He's made a lot of progress. We'll see how he is," said head coach Marvin Lewis after practice. "With the extra day this week that helps a lot. It wasn't real severe, we shut him down right away so I think all those things were helpful.

Wide receiver James Wright (knee) worked for the first time since he got injured Nov. 30 in Tampa, but he was also limited and called doubtful. Everybody else was probable as cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (Achilles) and left end Carlos Dunlap (calf) went full go.

In Denver, the Broncos classified quarterback Peyton Manning (thigh) as questionable after he was limited all week, but everyone expects him to play. Same with wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders after he missed Saturday's practice with an illness.

WEATHER CHECK: The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio is calling for 44 degrees at kickoff Monday and it will barely drop during the game. There's a 20 percent chance of rain with a slight wind out of the south and east at seven miles per hour.

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