July 23, 2014

Texans-Bengals Inactives

Here are the inactive lists for today’s game:

Texans – WR Andre Johnson, QB Jeff Garcia, CB Brandon Harris, OG Thomas Austin, OT Andrew Gardner, TE Garrett Graham, and DE Tim Bulman

Bengals – LB Dontay Moch, S Robert Sands, RB Brian Leonard, OL Clint Boling, RT Andre Smith, WR Ryan Whalen, and DE Carlos Dunlap.

For the Bengals, Carlos Dunlap being down was expected, but I doubt few observers thought T Andre Smith and Brian Leonard would be down.  This means Anthony Collins will get the start at right tackle, and Cedric Peerman will be the third running back.  Obviously the team will miss Dunlap’s pass rush ability again, but perhaps more interesting will be how the Bengals handle Leonard’s absence in the backfield.  Leonard is invaluable for his ability to block and catch  on third downs.  Look for Peerman, a big special teams contributor to get some offensive snaps today.

As expected the Texans sat Andre Johnson at WR.