Bengals vs. Browns inactives: Leon Hall, Dre Kirkpatrick out for Cincy

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals will be without three starters in their secondary against the Browns.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will benefit from a weakened Cincinnati Bengals secondary as he makes his second consecutive start on Sunday, as Bengals' cornerbacks Leon Hall and Dre Kirkpatrick have been ruled inactive for the game.

Free safety Reggie Nelson has also been ruled out, meaning the Bengals will be without three starters in their secondary. Nelson and Hall have each two interceptions on the season between them.

Hoyer will start in place of Brandon Weeden, who is inactive with a sprained thumb. Hoyer, a career backup who has spent time with the Patriots and Cardinals, threw for three touchdowns and led Cleveland to their first win of the season last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Here is the complete list of inactives for Sunday's matchup:

Cleveland Browns

Quentin Groves, TE Keavon Milton, LB Jabaal Sheard, T Martin Wallace, QB Brandon Weeden, DE Billy Winn

Cincinnati Bengals

RB Rex Burkhead, CB Leon Hall, G Tanner Hawkinson, DE Margus Hunt, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, FS Reggie Nelson, G Mike Pollak

More from SB Nation NFL:

Bois: Let's bring Brian Hoyer down a peg | Breaking Madden

Week 4 picks: Can the Chiefs, Bears stay perfect? | Picks against the spread

Chilton: Are NFL ground games grounded?

The Notebook: Trouble with Chip's system

NFL power rankings: Only 7 undefeated teams left

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.