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Bengals at Broncos inactives: John Ross, William Jackson out; Tyler Boyd active

The Bengals finally have Tyler Boyd back, but that led to John Ross being a healthy scratch.

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced their inactive players list for their matchup with the Denver Broncos in Week 11. It includes the Bengals’ three injured players who were already expected to be out: Adam Jones, William Jackson and Kevin Minter.

For Cincinnati, the following players are out:

  • Cornerback Adam Jones
  • Defensive tackle Josh Tupou
  • Cornerback William Jackson
  • Wide receiver John Ross
  • Linebacker Kevin Minter
  • Offensive lineman Alex Redmond
  • Offensive lineman Christian Westerman

Wide receiver was once against the most interesting spot to monitor, especially with Brandon LaFell being questionable to play. As it turns out, LaFell is active, and John Ross is a healthy scratch for this game.

Part of Ross being out is due to Tyler Boyd being back up to full speed after missing over a month with a knee sprain. Boyd was a healthy scratch last week, but the Bengals just wanted him to get two weeks of practice in after missing so much time.

William Jackson was listed as questionable due to a toe injury, and is inactive for this game. In addition to Adam Jones being out with a concussion, the Bengals’ cornerback depth is very thin for this game.

As for the Broncos, here is a look at their players who are out today:

  • Offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio
  • Quarterback Trevor Siemian
  • Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie
  • Running back De’Angelo Henderson
  • Cornerback Lorenzo Doss
  • Linebacker DeMarcus Walker
  • Tight end Jeff Heuerman

The Broncos are pretty healthy coming into this game, but they’re without two of their tight ends in A.J. Derby and Jeff Heuerman. Derby was ruled out earlier this week before being waived on Saturday due to his shoulder injury. He had caught 19 passes for 224 yards and two scores in nine games.

The only notable player with a questionable designation was starting right tackle Donald Stephenson. He is active for this game. The Broncos have one of the worst offensive lines in football, so not having Stephenson would have been a big blow against a stout Bengals pass rush.