The Cincinnati Bengals will be without three of their top-4 projected wide receivers tonight, as Marvin Jones was a late scratch, as A.J. Green and Andrew Hawkins did not even make the trip to Atlanta this week.
Not expected to play for #Bengals tonight Rey , M Jones and Dunlap
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 8, 2013
Also, RB Scott and QB Robinson made trip but won’t play — Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 8, 2013
Lineup changes for #Bengals: DE Geathers will start for Dunlap. OL Anthony Collins for Whitworth, WR Tate for A.J. Green.
— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 8, 2013
Tate and Sanu expected to be the starting WRs tonight #bengals
— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) August 8, 2013
This is a golden oppurtunity for Brandon Tate to showcase his receiving ability and prove that he can contribute as more than just an enigmatic returner on special teams.
With Vinny Rey out, that means more playing time for third-rounder Sean Porter, as well as undrafted linebackers Bruce Carter, Jayson Dimanche and Jordan Campbell.