Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) and defensive end Michael Johnson (93) during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson questionable to play vs Buffalo Bills

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson has been on the mend for the past two weeks as he’s undergone concussion testing as the result of one suffered during the Week 4 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Filling-in last week was backup Wallace Gilberry, and he did very well in his first start of the year, but having Johnson back to keep a solid rotation and give guys rest while keeping them fresher throughout the game is important.

The latest report from suggest he should be ready to go:

Head coach Marvin Lewis made it sound like right end Michal Johnson (concussion) is going to get the call after returning to work with the defensive line for the first time since he missed the first game of his career last Sunday against New England. He had a full practice and is listed as questionable.

“The sun is peeking through,” Lewis said.

He may be used in a limited role if he does play with Gilberry playing well.


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