If Bernard can't go, look for Jeremy Hill to carry the load against New Orleans. The rookie sliced and diced through the Jaguars in Week 9 for 154 yards off 24 carries before churning out just 55 yards on 12 totes against the Browns. We like Hill as a weekly option in Cincy, but the Bengals aren't the same without Gio's dangerous moves in space.
Other injuries we're tracking on this fine Wednesday:
- Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy sat out practice with a groin strain, according to The Tampa Tribune. Coach Lovie Smith doesn't think it will affect his ability to play Sunday against the Redskins. Key defensive cogs Alterraun Verner (hamstring) and Michael Johnson (ankle) returned to practice on a limited basis.