Friday October 31st, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard will not play in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of injuries to his hip and collarbone, the team announced Friday

Bernard was injured in Cincinnati’s 27-24 over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and did not practice all week. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he will wait to see if Bernard can play in next Thursday's home game against the Cleveland Browns.

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​Bernard is the team’s leading rusher this season with 446 yards. He has scored five touchdowns and also has 22 receptions for 179 yards. Rookie Jeremy Hill (195 yards, three touchdowns), Cedric Peerman (15 rushing yards) and Rex Burkhead are next on the depth chart behind Bernard.

Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was a full-go in practice on Friday after being a limited participant early in the week. He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

"A.J. has looked fine," Lewis said. "He wants to play. He's telling everybody he wants to play. If everything stays the way it is, he'll play."

Linebackers Rey Maualuga, who did not practice all week because of a hamstring injury, and rookie Darqueze Dennard (hamstring) are doubtful; Vontaze Burfict (knee) will not play.

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