Updated: 4:30 p.m.
Backup strong safeties Chinedum Ndukwe (hamstring) and Kyries Hebert (hip) didn't practice Friday and were listed as questionable. The starting strong safety, Roy Williams (forearm), went full go and is listed as probable after missing last week.
Defensive tackle Tank Johnson (foot) was limited again and listed as questionable after being inactive in Cleveland. As expected, backup SAM linebacker Rashad Jeanty (finger) is out. Everyone else but Andre Smith (out) is probable.
Also Friday the Bengals announced they have signed cornerback Geoffrey Pope to the practice squad. Pope played for the Bengals in eight games last season and played in all four games this season. He was waived Thursday.
Ced gets another say
Record sack race underway
Carl Lawson is one of the many guys happy to see voluble and valued veteran left end Carlo Dunlap surface for this week's mandatory minicamp. Lawson, who usually sets up at right end on passing downs, nearly broke Dunlap's rookie sack record last season and he likes the competition. And on Tuesday he offered a challenge to a guy he calls "like an older brother to me."
Scrutiny is mandatory for offense
Just the presence of the very large Cordy Glenn at left tackle at Tuesday's start of mandatory minicamp is evidence of the effort to shore up the offense since he arrived via trade for a first-rounder. But the hopes of a little-used role player also reflect how this offense may be changed by as much philosophy as looks. Remember Ryan Hewitt, the forgotten fullback?