The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced their inactive for their Thursday night football game against the Cincinnati Bengals and there are a few surprises. Among the six inactive players are running back Carlos Hyde and cornerback Nevin Lawson.
Tonight’s game will mark Hyde’s first inactive, as the Jags have used him as a No. 2 backer. So far, he’s seen 62 offensive shots and has been able to rack up 95 yards on 19 carries.
Without Hyde, that could mean the Jags might be ready to give James Robinson the fan-requested workload after he saw just 16 races in the first two weeks of the regular season. The second-year running back saw his biggest workload on Sunday against Arizona, where he had 15 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown.
As for Lawson, his absence will give the Jags four cornerbacks before the game. It could especially be a confusing decision with Tre Herndon returning for his first game since spraining his pre-season MCL, but he’s been a full participant all week.
With Lawson out, the Jags will have Shaquill Griffin, Tyson Campbell and Chris Claybrooks available with Herndon at the cornerback.
As for the inactive Bengals, they are as follows:
There aren’t really any surprises on their side. Starters Jessie Bates and Tee Higgins were left out of the final injury report, while Xavier Su’a-Filo and Chidobe Awuzie were deemed dubious.