The Cincinnati Bengals have announced their gameday inactives for Week 7.
- Cornerback Chykie Brown
- Cornerback KeiVarae Russell
- Offensive lineman Christian Westerman
- Wide receiver Cody Core
- Quarterback Jeff Driskel
- Defensive lineman DeShawn Williams
- Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris.
The real news is Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert is active today. This will be his 2016 debut and the first time he’ll play in an NFL game of any kind since the 2016 Pro Bowl.
Eifert has been recovering from offseason ankle surgery, as well as a back injury suffered in practice leading up to Week 5 that sidelined him for the past two games. He’ll be a huge boost to a Bengals offense that’s struggling to produce points, especially when it comes to converting red-zone chances into touchdowns.
For the Cleveland Browns, their inactives are cornerback Joe Haden, wide receiver Corey Coleman, defensive back Marcus Burley, quarterback Josh McCown, fullback Dan Vitale, tight end Seth DeValve, and linebacker Corey Lemonier.
Despite being listed as questionable on the final injury report, Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is active today. He is the Browns’ offense right now, so this is big news for Cleveland.
Don’t expect Eifert to be 100 percent on Sunday.
Eifert is not on a snap count. My source says "not full usage, but common sense. We'll get him some breaks."— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) October 23, 2016
With all TEs active, look for Eifert to play about quarter of snaps— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) October 23, 2016
The same goes for Pryor:
Pryor (hamstring) had a little difficulty making cuts in pre-game workout, but was good with straightaway speed.— Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) October 23, 2016