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Bengals – Redskins Injury Report: Leon Hall a late Scratch, & Pierre Garcon Ruled Out


Sep 16, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback

Leon Hall

(29) against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

On the Bengals injury front, Leon Hall, the teams’ top defensive-back, is inactive for today’s game against the Redskins, as he is suffering from a calf injury. He was listed as questionable throughout the week, but did go through practice Friday, leaving most with the impression he would be able to go today. Hall will be replaced in the starting lineup by Terence Newman.

With the secondary depleted, it will be up to the Bengals pass-rush to to not allow Redskins QB Robert Griffin III to have all day to pick apart the weakened Bengals secondary. They’ll get a significant boost from the return of DE Carlos Dunlap, who has accounted for 14 sacks in just 24 career games.

RB Bernard Scott will also make his 2012 NFL debut today.

The rest of the teams’ inactives: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, TE Donald Lee, TE Richard Quinn, WR Ryan Whalen, WR Marvin Jones and DT Brandon Thompson

September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) runs after a catch during the first quarter of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

On the Redskins injury front, they will be without their top wide receiver in Pierre Garcon, as he is officially out for today’s game. Garcon was listed as doubtful on the team’s official injury report Friday after being a limited in practice all week with a foot injury.

The team will also be without starting safety Brandon Meriweather, who is suffering from a knee injury.

The rest of the teams’ inactives: QB Rex Grossman, S Jordan Pugh, G Josh LeRibeus, G Adam Gettis, and DE Doug Worthington

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