Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts Inactives: Week 14 Injury Report and Starting Lineups

The Cincinnati Bengals' inactive list is likely to be stocked with healthy scratches this week, as the only injuries are not expected to keep players out.

The Cincinnati Bengals had three players listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, but the two starters are active today against the Indianapolis Colts.

Defensive tackle DJ Reader is dealing with a back injury, wide receiver Tyler Boyd has an ankle issue, but both will play. Backup offensive lineman D’Ante Smith missed the Thursday and Friday practices for personal reasons and is inactive.

The biggest absence for the Bengals beyond quarterback Joe Burrow, whose season-ending wrist injury has resulted in Jake Browning becoming the starter and winning AFC Offensive Player of the Week, will be cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt, who went on injured reserve ahead of last week’s Jacksonville game.

How Soon Can Cam Taylor-Britt Return?

The earliest Taylor-Britt can return is Week 17 at Kansas City on Dec. 31, giving Chidobe Awuzie an extended look as a starter again after spending much of this season splitting time with rookie second-round pick DJ Turner.

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Awuzie was playing the best football of his career until tearing his ACL in Week 8 last year, and the Bengals had been bringing him along slowly, partly because of how well Turner had performed since the start of training camp. Awuzie, 28, will be a free agent after the season ends and likely isn’t in the Bengals’ plans with the amount of high draft picks they’ve spent on the secondary the last two drafts.

Today’s Bengals inactive list is the same as Monday night’s at Jacksonville.

Who Are the Inactives for Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts?

Cincinnati Bengals

  • RB Chris Evans
  • LB Devin Harper
  • OL Trey Hill
  • OL D’Ante Smith (personal reasons)
  • DT Jay Tuele

Indianapolis Colts

  • OT Braden Smith (knee)
  • RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb)
  • CB JuJu Brents (quad)
  • LB E.J. Speed (knee)
  • C Jack Anderson
  • DT Eric Johnson II
  • DE Isaiah Land

Bengals/Colts Injury Report

Cincinnati Bengals

Questionable

  • WR Tyler Boyd (ankle)
  • DT DJ Reader (back)
  • OL D’Ante Smith (personal reasons)

Indianapolis Colts

Out

  • OT Braden Smith (knee)
  • RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb)

Questionable

  • CB JuJu Brents (quad)
  • CB Ameer Speed (hip)
  • LB E.J. Speed (knee)

What Are the Starting Lineups for Each Team?

Indianapolis Colts

  • Quarterback: Gardner Minshew
  • Wide Receiver: Michael Pittman Jr., Alec Pierce, Josh Downs
  • Running Back: Zack Moss
  • Tight End: Kylen Granson
  • Offensive Line (Left to Right): Bernhard Raimann, Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, Will Fries, Blake Freeland
  • Defensive Line: Kwity Paye, DeForest Buckner, Taven Bryan, Samson Ebukam
  • Linebacker: Ronnie Harrison Jr., Zaire Franklin, Darrell Baker Jr.
  • Defensive Backs: Kenny Moore II, Julian Blackmon, Rodney Thomas II, Jaylon Jones

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Quarterback: Jake Browning
  • Wide Receiver: Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins
  • Running Back: Joe Mixon
  • Tight End: Irv Smith Jr.
  • Offensive Line (Left to Right): Orlando Brown Jr., Cordell Volson, Ted Karras, Alex Cappa, Jonah Williams
  • Defensive Line: Trey Hendrickson, DJ Reader, B.J. Hill, Cam Sample
  • Linebacker: Logan Wilson, Germaine Pratt
  • Defensive Backs: DJ Turner II, Chidobe Awuzie, Mike Hilton, Jordan Battle, Dax Hill

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