Data as of January 20, 2022.
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Bernard (hip/knee) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Despite having a cap on his reps in back-to-back sessions to begin the week, Bernard likely is the third biggest question mark in the Buccaneers backfield. Leonard Fournette has practiced both days this week but still is on IR due to a strained hamstring, while Ronald Jones was absent both days as he tends to an ankle injury. The team has until 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday to bring back Fournette to the active roster, but if he and Jones can't suit up Sunday versus the Rams, Bernard and Ke'Shawn Vaughn likely will share the RB load this weekend, assuming Bernard is active.
January 20, 2022 2:03 PM EST
Morgan (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's divisional-round matchup against the Titans, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Morgan was unavailable for last week's wild-card win over the Raiders and was limited during each of Cincinnati's three practice sessions this week. However, his status shouldn't alter the Bengals' offensive plans ahead of Saturday's contest.
January 20, 2022 12:38 PM EST
Bernard (hip/knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Analysis: In his return from injured reserve this past Sunday against the Eagles following a four-game absence, Bernard and Ke'Shawn Vaughn both earned a 49 percent share of offensive snaps with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) still on IR and Ronald Jones (ankle) ruled out. Overall, Bernard turned 13 carries and five catches into 83 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown, while Vaughn had 19 touches for 62 total yards and a TD. Bernard's practice limitations may be maintenance related, but the Buccaneers backfield should be monitored to see who among himself, Fournette, Jones -- who didn't practice Wednesday -- and Vaughn will be available for Sunday's divisional-round game versus the Rams.
January 19, 2022 1:34 PM EST
Green recorded 54 catches (on 92 targets) for 848 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games during the 2021 season.
Analysis: In 2020, Green logged a complete, injury-free campaign for the first time since 2017 en route to a 47-523-2 line on 104 targets. He parlayed the bounceback into a one-year, $6 million contract with the Cardinals last March, and following the 2021 NFL Draft the team's receiving corps included DeAndre Hopkins, Green, Christian Kirk and rookie second-rounder Rondale Moore. The additions seemingly gave coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray the firepower they've lacked in their first two years together, and Arizona was clicking on all cylinders until Hopkins hurt his hamstring Week 8. From that point forward, Hopkins missed eight of the final 10 contests (including playoffs), Murray also sat out three games due to injury, and Green and company struggled with consistency the rest of the way. Green again will be an unrestricted free agent on March 16, so it remains to be seen where the 11-year pro laces them up next season.
January 18, 2022 8:04 PM EST
Morgan (hamstring) was limited during Tuesday's practice, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Analysis: Morgan was limited during the final two practices ahead of the wild-card matchup with the Raiders and was ultimately inactive. He'll likely have to submit at least one full practice this week if he wants to suit up for Saturday's contest against the Titans.
January 18, 2022 1:17 PM EST