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Mike McGlynn to Start at Right Guard for Bengals

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Mike McGlynn will start at right guard for Bobbie Williams on Sunday in St. Louis against the Rams.
Mike McGlynn will start at right guard for Bobbie Williams on Sunday in St. Louis against the Rams.

With Bobbie Williams' season-ending injury, the Bengals need a new right guard to take his place between right tackle Andre Smith and center Kyle Cook. They basically have two options: rookie Clint Boling, who started the first three games of the season when Williams was serving a three-game suspension, and Mike McGlynn who replaced Boling in Week 3, started the fourth game of the season and came in last week when Williams left the game with a broken ankle.

According to The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy, Williams' replacement for the Bengals' Week 15 game will be McGlynn.

McGlynn was signed before the regular season after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles. In the four games that he has played this season, he has accumulated a ProFootballFocus.com score of -2.7 (compared to Williams' 1.9), with a pass protection score of -4.0 and a run blocking score of 0.6. He has allowed one quarterback sack and five pressures.

McGlynn will likely be the starter at right guard for the rest of the season. Boling has been inactive since Week 5 and it would be very unlikely if the Bengals started him this weekend.

The Bengals also signed Otis Hudson to the active roster in response to Williams' injury. He was Williams' original backup at right guard in training camp but he was cut from the team after Week 4 to make room for Williams and was signed to the practice squad. Hudson will likely serve as the team's third option at guard as McGlynn and Boling will likely be the two active guards.

The Rams have the worst rush defense in the league but they've racked up 35 sacks so far this season, which is one behind the Bengals and good enough to be tied for ninth in the NFL. The Rams will likely send a decent amount of pressure McGlynn's way on Sunday. Hopefully he's able to handle it.