The Bengals and Broncos have announced their inactives for today’s Week 13 matchup.
For the Bengals, they will be without:
- OL Cordy Glenn
- OL Cedric Ogbuehi
- WR Auden Tate
- CB Tony McRae
- LB Brandon Bell
- WR Josh Malone
- DE Kasim Edebali
The big news is Clint Boling will start at left tackle, and the Bengals’ offensive line will look like this:
- LT Clint Boling
- LG Trey Hopkins
- C Billy Price
- RG Alex Redmond
- RT Bobby Hart
Andre Smith will be a backup tackle for both the left and right side.
Glenn was listed as doubtful after not practicing all week so it’s no surprise he won’t be able to play. What is surprising is that Ogbuehi can’t even beat out Smith who was just signed on Thursday. This is a new low point for his career.
Malone and McRae were the only two players the team declared out on Friday. This will be Malone’s fourth-consecutive missed game after injuring his hamstring during practice following their Week 9 bye. McRae has been a prevalent contributor on special teams for all 11 games this season and is still recovering from the concussion he suffered last week.
With A.J. Green back in the lineup, Tate is now back on the sidelines. The rookie played 40 snaps of offense in Green’s absence.
Edebali was signed last week after the team placed both Adolphus Washington and Josh Tupou on injured reserve and will play his first game as a Bengal.
As for the Broncos, these players are also out:
- OL Sam Jones
- OL Nico Falah
- DE DeMarcus Walker
- LB Shaquil Barrett
- LB Jeff Holland
- LB Brandon Marshall
- CB Tramaine Brock
Barrett and Brock were declared out for this game, and Marshall ultimately became a game-time decision after being listed as questionable. We’ll see how their front seven manages with a little less depth to work with.