Higbee didn't practice since his injury in the NFC title match. Although Noteboom was not able to participate on Friday, he did practice on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday.
Sebastian Joseph-Day and Darrell Henderson, running back, were not affected by the setbacks. Sean McVay, Rams coach, said that both would be activated via IR.
The coach said, "They'll have ready to go."
Friday's work took place in balmy, 82 degree conditions. McVay had to relocate practice to Rose Bowl on Thursday due to wind problems earlier in the week. However, the effect was barely noticed.
McVay declared, "Nice!" "The weather cooperated. Everything is coming together at just the right moment."
McVay summarized the theme for his players in the final hours of the matchup against Cincinnati Bengals in wind.
He said, "Do your last preparation, but don't forget to trust your preparation." Trust your process. Trust your team and yourself. We have some time before kickoff. It's okay to get excited, but it's important to just enjoy the moment.
Red-zone work was the final practice for the Bengals.
The Bengals kept their last workout at Drake Stadium, UCLA's campus, within the 20 yard line. Joe Burrow passed to his receivers and tight ends while the Bengals stayed there for the most part of Friday. They then added some special teams work, before wrapping up with a huddle at the midfield.
Coach Zac Taylor stated, "Just trying to adhere to our routine as best we can during the season." "That's what our guys know. The red zone is finished and we have approximately 50 hours before kickoff. It's then mental.
Friday's workout was shorter and lighter than usual, and it was the Bengals last tune-up before they head to SoFi Stadium Sunday morning. Taylor is optimistic that his team is prepared and focused after the two-week process of creating and refining the game plan through meetings and practice sessions. Taylor believes that the past two weeks of practice, which began at the University of Cincinnati, and ended in L.A. were two of their best ever.
He said, "I feel great." "I feel that they have been focused on the right thing. It doesn't matter how good you are at playing, winning the game or feeling that you got out of these practices in a great place.
Taylor's confidence was also related to Taylor's team's health. C.J. was tight. Taylor stated that Uzomah has been practicing for the second day in succession and is ready to play Sunday. All other players are good to go.
After the Drake Stadium media availability, players had scheduled afternoon meetings. On Saturday, the team will have a morning walkthrough and then head down to SoFi Stadium to take team photos. Taylor stated that the team will review the game plan and then have an evening meeting.