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Bengals vs. Steelers Inactives Week 16: Irv Smith out

Irv Smith is a surprise scratch.

The Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers have announced their Week 16 inactives.

For Cincinnati, here is who will sit out today’s game.

  • RB Chris Evans
  • C Trey Hill
  • WR Ja’Marr Chase
  • LB Devin Harper
  • OL D’Ante Smith
  • TE Irv Smith
  • DL Travis Bell

The Bengals entered this game with only one player on the injury report. Unfortunately, it’s a big one, as Ja’Marr Chase will miss this game due to an AC joint sprain.

Everyone else who is inactive today for the Bengals is a healthy scratch. That’s why seeing Irv Smith out today is a surprise, as he’s been active in every game he was healthy in this season. It appears he’s out so that the Bengals can have an extra defensive tackle active today.

As for the Steelers, here is who they’ll be without in today’s matchup.

  • QB Kenny Pickett
  • S Trenton Thompson
  • CB Darius Rush
  • S Minkah Fitzpatrick
  • LB Blake Martinez
  • T Dylan Cook
  • DE DeMarvin Leal

The Steelers came into this game having already ruled out safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, quarterback Kenny Pickett (ankle), and safety Trenton Thompson (neck).

Versatile defensive back Elijah Riley was questionable to play due to an ankle injury. He is active.