With Reggie Nelson sitting on Sunday with a hamstring, the Cincinnati Bengals decided to put their faith in Taylor Mays rather than Nate Clements; though we suspect that they'll rotate in some form with Mays during obvious rushing downs and Clements covering in the passing game.
Chris Crocker is expected to make his second start of the season at the other safety position.
Also starting is center Trevor Robinson, whose hamstring isn't as injured as Jeff Faine's, who is also active but playing a backup role. Brandon Tate is starting at wide receiver opposite A.J. Green.