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Bengals vs. Chargers inactives: Auden Tate in; Josh Malone out

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A look at who is out today for the Bengals and Chargers.

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The Bengals and Chargers have announced their inactives for today’s matchup in Los Angeles.

For the Bengals, several of their players were already ruled out Friday, making it easy to decide who won’t play today.

Here’s a look at who will be inactive for Cincinnati today:

  • LB Vontaze Burfict
  • CB Dre Kirkpatrick
  • CB Tony McRae
  • OL Cordy Glenn
  • OL Cedric Ogbuehi
  • WR Josh Malone
  • DE Kasim Edebali

Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle), Cordy Glenn (back) and Vontaze Burfict (concussion) were already ruled out. Backup receiver Josh Malone (hamstring) was a game-time decision. and he is out today. That means rookie Auden Tate is active and should get a chance to make an impact with A.J. Green now on injured reserve.

As for starters, Clint Boling will get the nod again at left tackle with Glenn out. Hardy Nickerson is the starting middle linebacker as he replaces Burfict.

For the Chargers, here is who they’ll be without today:

  • RB Melvin Gordon
  • DE Chris Landrum
  • OC Cole Toner
  • NT Brandon Mebane
  • TE Sean Culkin
  • CB Trevor Williams
  • WR Dylan Cantrell

The big loss is Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon (knee), who was already ruled out on Friday. However, the Chargers have gotten great production from backups Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson, who will be a big challenge for the Bengals to slow down.

Other than that, the Chargers are quite healthy coming into today’s game, a far cry from where the Bengals are.