Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Channing Crowder, LB, Dolphins: This, of course, is not a surprise, but Miami will miss him on the inside of its 3-4 defense. Look for Tim Dobbins to get his playing time, but he's also gotten plenty of work in the preseason with Crowder's absence.
Michael Bush, RB, Raiders: Darren McFadden will start, and that actually might not be the worst thing in the world for QB Jason Campbell. You have to like McFadden's veteran leadership, and he might actually provide some relief for Campbell.
Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots: He was questionable coming into today's game, and with no one sure how Wes Welker will perform for a full game, losing your No. 3 WR is a tough blow against a Bengals secondary that will be tough. But look for rookie TE Aaron Hernandez to benefit.
Brian Leonard, RB, Bengals: Unless you watch Cincinnati every week, you won't understand how big a blow this is for the Bengals. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better RB in the league at converting on third downs.
Brady Quinn, QB, Broncos: He's the emergency No. 3 QB, and though this move is relatively insignificant, it just confirms that Tim Tebow is officially the backup to Kyle Orton.
Matt Leinart, QB, Texans: You surprised?
Ikaika Alama-Francis , LB, Dolphins: This is a bit of a surprise, because he had been battling with rookie Koa Misi for the starting spot. There had been some concerns about Misi's ability to hold the corner on running plays.
Brian Brohm, QB, Bills: After a preseason QB battle with Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brohm is officially the No. 3 behind starter Edwards and backup Fitzpatrick.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos: Thomas is battling a foot injury, but this is disappointing for the first of Denver's first-round picks. Thomas practiced all week, but apparently, he's not ready to play.
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Today's key inactive players (AFC)
Posted on: September 12, 2010 11:36 am
Edited on: September 12, 2010 12:18 pm