NFL inactives, Dolphins vs. Browns 2013: Mingo, Rubin out for Cleveland

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The Browns are down a couple of defensive linemen, while the Dolphins are thin in the secondary for Sunday's opener.

The Cleveland Browns host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday to kick off the season for both teams, and the inactives are officially in. As both rosters are set, it's clear that both teams aren't quite at the level of strength they were hoping for heading into the season

The Browns are dealing with injuries among several defensive starters. First round choice Barkevious Mingo will be inactive for today's game. It was expected after dealing with a bruised lung for much of the preseason. In addition, defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin will be out for today's contest against the Dolphins. Together they leave the Browns' defensive front a bit thin.

As for the Dolphins, they're also thin on defense as both Will Davis and Jamar Taylor will sit out today's game. That leaves the secondary in an interesting positon, so expect Rob Chudzinki to focus on exposing the Dolphins pass defense is Brandon Weeden is up to it.

Here is the full list of inactive players for both teams heading into this afternoon's season opener:

Cleveland Browns inactives:

Brian Hoyer, quarterback
MarQueis Gray, tight end
Barkevious Mingo, defensive end
Martin Wallace, offensive lineman
Shaun Lauvao, linebacker
Ahtyba Rubin, defensive lineman
Paul Hazel, linebacker

Miami Dolphins inactives:

Danny Watkins, offensive lineman
Jamar Taylor, cornerback
Will Davis, cornerback
Pat Devlin, quarterback
Mike Gilleslee, running back
Dallas Thomas, offensive lineman
Josh Kaddu, linebacker

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