Cornerback Cartier Rice did not make the trip to Cincinnati Saturday because of a hip flexor problem. "It was a little more severe than he though. We hope he's back next Sunday," Brooks said.
Receiver Gene McCaskill came out of Saturday's game with an infected toe and may have to have a toe nail removed ... Fullback John Conner didn't play against Miami because of his sprained ankle and Brooks hopes he can start practicing again Sunday. ... Linebacker Micah Johnson played the first half against Miami and had no problems with his sprained foot ... Center Marcus Davis will have surgery on his broken ankle. "The very best chance is he'll be back for a bowl game if we achieve that," Brooks said.