Bernard (knee) practiced completely on Friday and does not have an injury designation in Sunday's game against the Vikings.
The knee injury that Bernard recovered in the Week 14 loss to the Bears was never considered significant, especially after the runner racked up 130 total yards in the contest and was not forced to leave early because of the problem. With Joe Mixon (concussion) out last week and leaving early in the game earlier, Bernard has thrived as he took more volume out of the backfield, but his Bengals leader career could soon come to an end. Mixon appears on the list as questionable for the confrontation of week 15, but after completing a full practice on Friday, you only need to obtain authorization from an independent neurologist during the next two days to be able to play. If Mixon is active on Sunday, he and Bernard could split the snapshots, which would limit the upward fancy of both players.