Big Red released the bad news Friday that three starting offensive players are out for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers: RB Brian Westbrook (ribs), G Shawn Andrews (back) and WR Reggie Brown (groin).
The availability of wide receiver Kevin Curtis (sports hernia) and defensive end Juqua Parker (knee) are still unkown as they were listed as questionable. Curtis has a decent chance of playing as he had a full practice on Friday. Juqua sat out Friday’s practice and is very questionable. Tight end L.J. Smith will be available as a starter despite a sore back.