JACKSONVILLE - Here's an inactive list you couldn't have imagined back in training camp. Before Sunday's game against the Jaguars the Bengals iced wide receiver John Ross, running back Jeremy Hill, and kicker Randy Bullock and are going with a kicker that has never tried a regular- season field goal.
Throw in the Jags announcing that rookie running back sensation Leonard Fournette won't play because he broke a team rule and it wasn't just your ordinary inactive list.
Iowa's Marshall Koehn, released after his NFL training camp stints the past two seasons, won a tryout earlier this week at Paul Brown Stadium among three kickers that convened after Bullock surfaced with a tight back. He obviously couldn't go before the game.
The decision to inactivate Hill was because of an ankle injury but it is unclear when it happened because he was a late scratch and he practiced all week. Ross, however, appears to be a healthy scratch as the Bengals' first-round draft pick continues his struggles to get on the field. He took just a handful of snaps last week in his first game back in six weeks as he dealt with a knee issue. With slot receiver Tyler Boyd (knee) still sidelined, the Bengals chose to keep the other rookie receiver active after fourth-rounder Josh Malone caught his first NFL touchdown last week.
Other Bengals inactives were back-up guards Alex Redmond and Christian Westerman and linebacker Kevin Minter.