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Bills at Bengals inactives for Week 5: Cordy Glenn in; E.J. Gaines out

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Both teams had key players injured coming into their Week 5 clash.

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The Cincinnati Bengals have announced their inactives list for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. As expected, it includes the Bengals’ four injured players who were already ruled out.

For Cincinnati, the following players are out:

  • Wide receiver John Ross
  • Wide receiver Josh Malone
  • H-back Ryan Hewitt
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert
  • Safety Derron Smith
  • Offensive lineman Alex Redmond
  • Offensive lineman Christian Westerman

Trey Hopkins is active for the first time since Week 1. Hopkins suffered a knee injury that would sideline him for the next three games, but now he’s back and ready to help this struggling offensive line.

The Bengals are once again without John Ross, who is still working through a knee injury that will keep him sidelined into the bye week. He was inactive in Week 1 due to a knee injury, and while he was active in Week 2, then hurt his knee again in a Week 3 practice and has been out ever since.

The Bengals are once again without Tyler Eifert, who continues to recover from his back injury. We shouldn’t expect him to play in Week 5 either, but thankfully, the Bengals get their bye in Week 6. Maybe that will be enough time for Eifert to get his back healed before the Bengals face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7.

For the Bills, the following players are inactive:

  • Wide receiver Jordan Matthews
  • Linebacker Ramon Humber
  • Offensive lineman John Miller
  • Offensive lineman Connor McDermott
  • Defensive lineman Jerel Worthy
  • Tight end Khari Lee
  • Cornerback EJ. Gaines

Buffalo came into this game with four key injured players listed as questionable to play, including starting left tackle Cordy Glenn, starting cornerback E.J. Gaines and starting safety Micah Hyde.

As it turns out, Gaines is the only one that will end up missing this game. That hurts Buffalo’s secondary and could help spring A.J. Green for a big game.

Glenn being active is the big news, as he’s become one of the NFL’s better offensive tackles.