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Bengals vs. Bills inactives: Carl Lawson is active

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Cincinnati’s defensive line will be down a few pieces in Buffalo, but Lawson will be playing.

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The Bengals are in a must-win scenario today as they take on the Bills, and their inactives list is filled with players who are injured.

Here’s who will not be playing in Buffalo today for Cincinnati:

  • QB Jake Dolegala
  • WR A.J. Green
  • OL Cordy Glenn
  • OL Michael Jordan
  • DL Kerry Wynn
  • DL Ryan Glasgow
  • CB B.W. Webb

Green (ankle) and Glenn (concussion) are both still at least a week away from making their 2019 debuts. On the defensive side of the ball is where there’s newer injuries to deal with.

Lawson, who was listed as doubtful, will play after missing practice all week due to a hamstring injury he suffered last week against the 49ers. Him and Jordan (knee) were both considered game-time decisions, but Jordan will not be suiting up.

With Billy Price starting in Jordan’s place this week at left guard, Keaton Sutherland will be the first interior lineman off the bench today. Sutherland was recently called up from the practice squad due to Jordan’s injury.

Wynn is also in the concussion protocol with Glenn and will not be playing. He left the 49ers game along with Glasgow (thigh) and Webb (forearm).

With the defensive line down to eight healthy players, Andrew Brown will make his first appearance in a regular season game. Brown will likely see the majority of his snaps at defensive end with Wynn not playing.

Here are the inactives for the Bills:

  • RB Devin Singletary
  • TE Tyler Kroft
  • OL Conor McDermott
  • OL Ike Boettger
  • OL Ryan Bates
  • CB Taron Johnson
  • SAF Jaquan Johnson

Like Lawson, Singletary missed every practice last week with a hamstring injury and will not play today. This leaves the Bills with Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon at running back, but expect Gore to get most of—if not all—the carries today.

Kroft was set to make his debut for Buffalo against his old team until he injured his ankle. The former third-round pick from Cincinnati’s 2015 NFL Draft class originally broke his foot back in May.