Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals helmet on the field prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals at Browns inactives & lineup changes


Sep 16, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns line up during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Browns 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 16, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns line up during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Browns 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

Here is the full list of inactives for the Bengals and Browns:

Bengals

S Reggie Nelson, CB Leon Hall, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, RB Rex Burkhead, G Mike Pollak, G Tanner Hawkinson, DE Margus Hunt

Browns

QB Brandon Weeden, LB Quentin Groves, OL Martin Wallace, OL Shawn Lauvao, TE Keavon Milton, DL Billy Winn, LB Jabaal Sheard

 

Starting in Leon Hall‘s place will be Adam Jones, and starting for Reggie Nelson will be Taylor Mays, who has suddenly become the Swiss Army Knife of the Bengals defense, as he’s played cornerback, linebacker and safety this year.

The Bengals will be without their starting cornerback (Hall), starting free safety (Nelson) and the CB who would have essentially started in Hall’s place (Kirkpatrick) since they play nickle defense so often that the third CB is essentially a starter.

It will be interesting to see how well Brandon Ghee plays in his 2013 debut. Injuries have plagued his career to this point, but he’s showed a lot of promise when healthy, and now he’ll get an opportunity to show what he’s capable of.

Meanwhile, the Browns defense will be without three of their top pass-rushers in Jabaal Sheard, Billy Winn and Quentin Groves. Rookie Barkevious Mingo will get his first NFL start to day at linebacker.

 

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