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Raiders vs. Bengals Injury Report: Tee Higgins, Darren Waller, and Josh Jacobs cleared to play

What is the injury report for the Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals game as they kick off Wild Card Weekend?

As the Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals kicks off NFL Wild Card Weekend in 2022, will the teams be heavily impacted by their injury reports when they take the field? Let’s examine the injury report for both the Raiders and Bengals heading into one of the most important games in recent history for both franchises.

Update 01/15/22: With Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller officially active, make sure to check out the complete list of NFL Wild Card Round Inactives.

Raiders vs. Bengals Injury Report

There were a number of names on the injury report for both the Raiders and Bengals during the week leading up to their Wild Card meeting. However, heading into the weekend, just three players are listed as questionable, with one as doubtful.

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Let’s examine which significant players were on the injury report this week and whether any of them remain heading into the Raiders vs. Bengals Wild Card game.

Raiders injury report had the likes of Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, and Josh Jacobs listed this week

  • DT Johnathan Hankins (Back/Knee) — Questionable
  • LB Divine Deablo (Shoulder/Wrist)
  • CB Casey Hayward Jr. (Ankle)
  • RB Josh Jacobs (Ribs)
  • C Andre James (Foot)
  • S Tre’von Moehrig (Shoulder)
  • TE Foster Moreau (Abdomen/Ankle)
  • LB Denzel Perryman (Wrist)
  • WR Hunter Renfrow (Hip)
  • TE Darren Waller (Knee)
  • DT Quinton Jefferson (Foot)
  • DT Kendal Vickers (Back)

The Raiders had several key players listed on their injury report this week. On offense, they had their three main weapons in Jacobs, Renfrow, and Waller listed to open the week. Renfrow was listed as a full participant throughout the week, while Waller and Jacobs carry no injury designation despite being listed as limited all week in practice.

Another two key offensive players listed were James and Moreau. James has played every offensive snap this season, so when he was listed it would have given Raiders fans a mild scare. However, both were listed as full participants all week and carry no injury designation.

On defense, a number of key players were listed, including the two players with their highest defensive snap counts — Moehrig and Hayward. Additionally, both Jefferson and Perryman have been regular starters but ultimately carry no injury designation into the weekend. The only player listed as questionable is Hankins, who at least managed to get a limited practice in on Thursday.

Bengals injury report included Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins this week

  • DT Josh Tupou (Knee) — Doubtful
  • WR Stanley Morgan (Hamstring) — Questionable
  • CB Jalen Davis (Ankle) — Questionable
  • S Ricardo Allen (Concussion)
  • CB Vernon Hargreaves III (Ankle)
  • G Hakeem Adeniji (Ankle)
  • QB Joe Burrow (Knee)
  • DE Sam Hubbard (Thigh)
  • K Evan McPherson (Groin)
  • G Quinton Spain (Ankle)
  • TE C.J. Uzomah (Knee/Hip)
  • EDGE Cam Sample (Hamstring)
  • WR Tee Higgins (Foot)

The Bengals also had some key players listed on their injury report this week. Burrow was listed with a knee injury but considered a full participant all week. It was the same for their top tight end, Uzomah, who was listed with knee and hip injuries. Both Burrow and Uzomah, as well as guards Spain and Adeniji, carry no injury designation into the weekend.

There was one major scare for the Bengals when Higgins popped up on the Bengals’ injury report on Wednesday with a foot injury. Zac Taylor dismissed the concerns Thursday, and despite Higgins being limited Friday, he carries no injury designation into the weekend. The Bengals do have one receiver listed as questionable. However, Morgan played just 12.3% of the offensive snaps this season.

The other two Bengals’ questionable or doubtful players are on the defensive side of the ball. The most significant is Tupou, listed as doubtful. Tupou played 410 snaps on defense this season. Listed as questionable is Davis, who has played just 56 snaps on defense, and has not played a snap on defense since Week 13. He has played more on special teams, which is an area the Bengals may need to consider this week.

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN.

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