While the Colts were dealing with their run-in with false positive tests, the Bengals continued their preparations, and one big concern is how a makeshift defensive line can handle what ProFootballFocus.com considered the best offensive line unit in the league going into the season.

Three days after nose tackle D.J. Reader was diagnosed with a season-ending quadriceps injury, the Bengals also had to place defensive end Sam Hubbard on the reserve/injured list Thursday because of an elbow injury. Both injuries occurred during Sunday’s loss at Baltimore, and that is now five defensive linemen out of the active roster.

“We can’t waste any time worrying about that,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said. “We’re collecting a group of guys who want to do it the right way and are giving us all they got. You saw that last week. You’re going to see it again this week. That’s a group that I’m proud of. The job that Nick Eason has done with those guys to get them ready. Some of them on a month’s notice, some of them on a week’s notice, some on a day’s notice. That just speaks to the character that we got on this team and the guys that we’re bringing into the building. They got the right stuff and we’re going to get the most out of them.”

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