Here are the players not suiting up for the Bengals:
- TE Cethan Carter
- CB William Jackson III
- HB Joe Mixon
- WR John Ross III
- K Austin Siebert
- OL Keaton Sutherland
Mixon (foot) and Jackson (concussion) were each declared out on Friday, and considering neither one practiced all week, it wasn’t too surprising.
Trayveon Williams will dress for the first time this season and presumably back up Giovani Bernard and Samaje Perine at running back.
With Jackson out, LeShaun Sims will start in his place at right cornerback. Winston Rose will be active for the first time this season after being elevated from the practice squad to give the Bengals five active cornerbacks.
Ross (illness) is back to the inactives after playing last week for the first time since Week 2. He first popped up on the injury report on Friday and was listed as questionable.
The surprise name listed here is Carter, as he did not appear on the injury report. Something may’ve happened with the veteran tight end in last day or so, but the Bengals will be going with just two tight ends in this game.
Markus Bailey will be active for the first time since Week 4 and the second time this season. Carlos Dunlap is also active, which is a bit surprising considering his recent actions on social media.
The Browns will be without these five players of their own:
- TE Austin Hooper
- DE Joe Jackson
- LB Jacob Phillips
- WR Taywan Taylor
- G Wyatt Teller
Hooper (appendectomy), Phillips (knee), and Teller (calf) were all declared out on Friday with their respective ailments. Teller will now miss two games in a row with a calf strain. Hooper will be the only other starter out for the Browns.