Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told SiriusXM NFL Radio's Ross Tucker that the second-year running back won't play against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football because of the hip and shoulder injuries that kept him out of practice all week. Bernard is officially listed as doubtful after missing Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
His absence means that rookie Jeremy Hill will carry the load for a second straight week after piling up 154 yards and two touchdowns off 24 carries against Jacksonville.
Bernard is listed as doubtful, so we were assuming he wouldn't play, but Lewis confirmed it. Jeremy Hill is a top five option against a shaky Browns rush defense.