Steelers vs Bengals Update


Heath Miller will play tonight. Miller is coming back fairly quick from a high ankle sprain but indications are Miller can’t do any more damage to his ankle. Miller will likely play in 70%-75% of the offensive plays tonight according to Bruce Arians following yesterday’s practice. Casey Hampton may be a bit limited tonight: Expect to see Chris Hoke a lot tonight. Hampton remains bothered by a groin injury that will likely hinder him the rest of the season. The Bengals have deactivated Chad Johnson: Johnson has struggled with Carson Palmer out of the lineup and only has 41 receptions this year. Johnson is still a good receiver but he is a deep threat and is a non-factor with Ryan Fitzpatrick running the show.

NFL: Bengals de-activate Chad Johnson


The Cincinnati Bengals have deactivated wide receiver Chad Johnson for tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for violation of a team rule. Wide receiver Chris Henry will start in place of Chad Johnson. Johnson the Bengals top deep threat has struggled this season and only has a 41 receptions – 383 yards – 4 TD’s. Bengals receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh leads the NFL with 73 catches, and has four touchdowns. Houshmandzadeh is a free agent following the season and the Bengals need to part ways with Johnson and focus on keeping Houshmandzadeh longterm