Eifert sits again, two other Bengals downgraded

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 18: Jake Fisher #74 of the Cincinnati Bengals leaves the field during the second quarter of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 18, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 18: Jake Fisher #74 of the Cincinnati Bengals leaves the field during the second quarter of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 18, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert missed his second consecutive practice today with a back injury that is expected to prevent him from making his season debut Sunday in Dallas.

Also sitting out Thursday were starting right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (illness), offensive lineman Jake Fisher (back) and wide receiver James Wright (hamstring).

The Fisher and Wright absences were downgrades after both were limited Wednesday. If they are unable to play Sunday, it could open the door for a couple of rookies to make their NFL debuts. Offensive lineman Christian Westerman and wide receiver Cody Core have been game-day inactives for the first four games.

Four other players were limited for the second consecutive day – running back Jeremy Hill (chest), left guard Clint Boling (shoulder), safety Shawn Williams (thigh) and running back Rex Burkhead (hamstring).