The Cincinnati Bengals are aiming to bounce back against the New York Jets after an unsatisfactory 0-2 start to the season.

To do so, they’ll be healthier than many feared on Sunday. Hours before kickoff, ESPN’s Diana Russini reported two key Bengals will be active for the game. Right tackle La’el Collins and tight end Hayden Hurst will suit up as the offense tries to put things together in Week 3.

Collins and Hurst are obviously key parts of the offense and had fans nervously checking the injury report throughout the week. In particular, the Bengals’ tight end was a concern after being a late addition to the injury report on Friday.

Collins will be key as the story of the game will likely be all about “something’s gotta give” in the trenches. On one side, the Bengals’ rebuilt offensive line has allowed a lot of pressure on Joe Burrow despite big free agent signings in the offseason. On the other, a Jets’ D-line that was seen as a strength in the offseason ranks near the bottom of the NFL in pressure rate.


  • RB Trayveon Williams
  • LB Germaine Pratt
  • OT D’Ante Smith
  • G Jackson Carman
  • TE Drew Sample
  • DT Jay Tufele

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