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Bengals Inactives include Jermaine Gresham; Alex Smith to start

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Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) is tackled by a Green Bay Packers player (behind) after making a catch during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Jermaine Gresham did not practice Wednesday or Thursday this week due to a groin injury and was listed as questionable coming into today’s game against the  Baltimore Ravens. Gresham first showed up on the injury report on Wednesday as limited but Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis was confident the fourth-year man out of Oklahoma would be ready to go Sunday.

He was one of the first players to warm-up today along with Giovani Bernard, as both players were listed as questionable, but Gresham will not play today:

Gresham has played in 33 straight games and has not been inactive since he missed two games midway through the 2011 season due to a hamstring injury. He is second on the team in receptions with 33 and third in yards with 321. With Gresham inactive, Tyler Eifert would be expected to get the start with Alex Smith also seeing increased playing time.