Newman appears set to work @Bengals Friday practice
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) October 18, 2013
The Bengals need all of their corners to be a full-go on Sunday as they prepare to face one of the league’s top passing offenses, led by All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson, widely regarded as the league’s best receiver.
The fact that Newman was working on the side this week while he missed the first two practices is a good indicator that the team is just giving him some veteran rest. He just needs a full-go during Friday’s session to be prepared to start Sunday, and it looks as though he’ll practice in at least some capacity today.
The Bengals could also match Newman up with tight end Joseph Fauria, as the rookie sensation is leading all rookies with five touchdown scored.