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Bengals vs. Browns inactives: Odell Beckham Jr. active; Trenton Irwin, Brady Shelton set to make debuts

Cincinnati has all hands on deck on defense as their inactives list features only offensive players.

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To close out the 2019 season, the Cincinnati Bengals will host the Cleveland Browns in the 93rd Battle of Ohio. Before things get started, each team has released their inactives list.

Here are the players the Bengals will be without:

  • QB Jake Dolegala
  • WR Stanley Morgan
  • WR Damion Willis
  • TE Mason Schreck
  • TE Jordan Franks
  • OL Isaiah Prince
  • OL John Jerry

This is the first time all season the Bengals’ inactives list exclusively featured offensive players. Morgan (concussion) was the only player dealing with an injury, making everyone else a healthy scratch.

Notable names that are not included here are WR Trenton Irwin, LB Brady Sheldon, and CB Torry McTyer. Irwin was recently called up from the practice squad and will make his professional debut along with Sheldon, who was called up from the practice squad two weeks ago. McTyer has been a regular inactive since signing with the team back in September, but will play in his fifth game with Cincinnati today.

Franks was brought up from the practice squad along with Irwin, but will not play.

It should also be noted that Cordy Glenn will be watching Fred Johnson start at left tackle. Glenn is active but is not expected to play as the coaching staff wants to see Johnson play a full game.

Here are the inactives for the Browns:

  • WR Rashard Higgins
  • WR Taywan Taylor
  • TE Pharaoh Brown
  • OL Kendall Lamm
  • OL Colby Gossett
  • DE Robert McCray
  • S J.T. Hassell

Like the Bengals, the Browns are only sitting one player listed on their injury report. Brown (illness) was announced as questionable on Friday and will not suit up for Cleveland’s offense. This means WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin/illness), C JC Tretter (knee), DE Olivier Vernon (knee), and DT Sheldon Richardson (back) will all be playing.