Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones missed his second consecutive practice Friday and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh.
Jones suffered a back injury in the Oct. 8 win against Buffalo. He did rehab work on the side field Monday in the first practice after the bye but was limited Wednesday before being shut down.
That means William Jackson is likely to get the start against the Steelers and the NFL leader in receptions and receiving yards in Antonio Brown, with Darqueze Dennard handling the slot duties.
Rookie wide receiver John Ross and safety Derron Smith are listed as questionable. Ross, who injured his left knee in the preseason finale at Indianapolis, was a full participant in Friday’s walk-through after being limited Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Monday marked the first time he had practiced since re-aggravating the knee injury in the Week 2 loss to Houston.
Smith has been out since suffering an ankle injury in practice Sept. 20.
Wide receiver Tyler Boyd (knee) and H-back Ryan Hewitt (knee) are out for the Steelers game. Boyd injured his knee in the win against Buffalo, while Hewitt has been since absorbing a low hit in the Cleveland win Oct. 1.