Trio of injured Bengals return to practice

3:44 p.m Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 Sports
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 10: Alex Erickson #12 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball against the Chicago Bears during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Running back Joe Mixon, cornrerback William Jackson and returner Alex Erickson were limited participants at practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday.

Mixon and Erickson are dealing with ankle injuries, while Jackson is battling a sore knee.

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Linebacker Vontaze Burfict (shoulder) and left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder) missed their second consecutive practice of the week and are not expected to play Sunday in the season finale at Baltimore.

Three others were upgraded to full participation after going limited Wednesday — linebacker Jordan Evans (concussion), safety Shawn Williams (concussion) and H-back Ryan Hewitt (knee).

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Running back Giovani Bernard (ankle) and cornerback Darqueze Dennard (knee) were limited for the second day in a row.