Sunday, September 23, 2012
Newman to start in place of Hall for Bengals
By Jamison Hensley
Leon Hall, the Cincinnati Bengals' top cornerback, is inactive for today's game at the Washington Redskins with a calf injury. He was listed as questionable.
Hall will be replaced by Terence Newman, the former Cowboys defensive back who has nine career interceptions against the Redskins.
Defensive end Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati's best edge pass rusher, is active but won't start. Robert Geathers will start in place of Dunlap, who missed the first two games with a knee injury.
While the Bengals will be without Hall, the Redskins will also not have wide receiver Pierre Garcon, who is inactive. Leonard Hankerson will start in place of Garcon.
Here's the full inactive report:
Bengals: CB Leon Hall, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, DT Brandon Thompson, WR Marvin Jones, TE Donald Lee, WR Ryan Whalen and TE Richard Quinn.
Redskins: WR Pierre Garcon, QB Rex Grossman, S Brandon Meriweather, S Jordan Pugh, G Josh LeRibeus, G Adam Gettis and DE Doug Worthington.