When the Cincinnati Bengals square off with the New York Jets Saturday, they'll do so without several key starters. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth headlines the list, as does right tackle Andre Smith. With both starting tackles out, don't expect to see Andy Dalton attempt more then 10-12 passes against New York.
Also likely out will be tight end Jermaine Gresham and backup QB Jason Campbell, according to the mothership.
As expected Campbell not working and won't play Saturday and assume same with Gresham and Whitworth— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 14, 2014
looks like they'll start that way Saturday...Newhouse at RT and Svitek at LT— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 14, 2014
Eifert getting rested, but he'll play Saturday— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) August 14, 2014
It's interesting that Will Svitek may actually start at left tackle while Marshall Newhouse moves to the right side. With Gresham out, expect Tyler Eifert to get a lot of snaps in the first-half. He's been battling a shoulder injury, but is expected to play.
Marvin Jones will obviously be out as he recovers from a foot procedure that will cause him to miss most, if not all of the entire first month of the regular season. That's at least four starters expected to miss Saturday's contest.