The final injury report is out and after not practicing all week, Lamarcus Joyner has been officially ruled out. Throughout the week Gruden was non committal on Joyner’s status, saying only that he would be questionable.
One position to keep a close eye on is left tackle. Backup David Sharpe is out with a calf injury and Trent Brown is listed on the report as questionable. Brown participated on Wednesday and Thursday in limited fashion and did not practice on Friday
Perhaps the Raiders are just playing it safe with Brown. If not, next man up could be second-year tackle Brandon Parker, though Parker has been inactive most weeks this season.
The Bengals will be without cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, guard Alex Redmond, and rookie tight end Drew Sample. A.J. Green, who has been out all year, will not make his return this week.
A run defense that ranks last in the league (giving up a healthy 173 yards per game) could be without defensive tackle Geno Atkins, who has been nursing ankle and knee injuries all week. He has only practiced once and is listed as questionable.
See the Friday injury report for both teams below: