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Update: Anderson probable

Updated: 1:30 a.m.



Marvin Lewis is confident all his questionable players can go for Monday night's opener against the Ravens and even though Pro Bowl right tackle Willie Anderson (foot) didn't practice Saturday, he has been upgraded to probable.

When the dust cleared, the only questionable player is
center Eric Ghiaciuc and Lewis thinks he'll be able to go. Ghiaciuc (neck) didn't suit up for his second straight practice Saturday night as the Bengals worked under the lights at Paul Brown Stadium in preparation for Monday night's opener against the Ravens.

Anderson did dress again after going through a full workout Friday. After limited work Friday, cornerback Johnathan Joseph (foot) went full and was also upgraded to probable. Same with wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh (knee) and he remained probable.

"We should have all of our guys that have been somewhat injured be ready," Lewis said. "All the guys that have been questionable should be falrly probable. At least I'll have to make the decisions."

According to The Baltimore Sun's web site Saturday night, Ravens perennial Pro Bowl lef tackle Jonathan Ogden (toe) is expected to play Monday but he says he'll be a game-time decision.

"Do I feel great? No. Do I feel better than what I've been feeling? Yes," Odgen told the paper.

Ogden remained questionable, but backup running back Mike Anderson could be inactive after missing the past two days of practice for personal reasons. The Sun said this means the Ravens would have only two tailbacks, Willis McGahee and Musa Smith.

The Sun said the other Ravens who are listed as questionable -- defensive tackle Trevor Pryce (back) and linebacker Antwan Barnes (ankle) -- both practiced during the portion of practice that the media is allowed to watch.

The first sign of ESPN's booth talent surfaced Friday night when analyst Ron Jaworski watched the early part of practice with Bengals president Mike Brown.

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