Both teams have released their inactives lists. Here’s whom the Bengals will be without today:
QB Jake Dolegala
WR A.J. Green
TE Cethan Carter
TE Drew Sample
OL John Jerry
DL Anthony Zettel
CB Tory McTyer
Green (ankle) was kept out of practice again this week and obviously won’t be playing. Carter (concussion) was declared out on Friday along with Green and with Sample (ankle) out as well, this gives Mason Schreck a chance to play in his first game this season. Schreck was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad yesterday.
The surprise inactive is Jerry. After Andre Smith was waived yesterday, Jerry presumably became the primary backup at both tackle spots. With him in street clothes today, that responsibility falls onto rookie Fred Johnson.
Michael Jordan will also be starting at left guard for Billy Price. Jordan hasn’t started since Week 5.
Not listed here is Nick Vigil, who will be playing today. Vigil was originally designated as questionable with an ankle injury and was the team’s lone game-time decision. A fourth-year player, Vigil hasn’t missed a game all season and has been playing his best football over the past two weeks.
The Jets, like the Bengals, declared three players for this game on Friday. Here is their full inactives list:
RB Josh Adams
OL Chuma Edoga
LB C.J. Mosley
LB Paul Worrilow
CB Nate Hairston
CB Kyron Brown
SAF Blake Countess
Edoga (knee), Mosley (groin), and Worrilow (quad) were already declared as out last week after missing a full week of practice. The seven players the Jets had listed as questionable, including Kelvin Beachum and Demaryius Thomas, are all active for today.