EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11: Margus Hunt #99 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Matt Forte #22 of the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bengals DE Hunt inactive for first time this year

The odd man out for the Cincinnati Bengals after the the signing of Wallace Gilberry earlier this week is Margus Hunt, who is inactive for the first time this season.

Hunt played 40.7 percent of the snaps through the first eight games but had just eight tackles with two passes defended.

Gilberry is expected to be the nickel tackle in his first action since Week 4, when he was with the Lions.

The other notable inactive is wide receiver James Wright, who was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. He becomes the first Bengals player with the questionable designation to not play this season. Rookie fifth-round pick Cody Core will get the nod in his place. The only other game Core has played this year was Week 5 at Dallas. He is still looking for his first career reception.

Also inactive for the Bengals is linebacker Rey Maualuga (fibula), who was ruled out Saturday, along with quarterback Jeff Driskel, cornerback KeiVarae Russell, offensive lineman Christian Westerman and defensive tackle DeShawn Williams.

For the Giants, wide receiver Victor Cruz and former Bengals cornerback Leon Hall are inactive, but linebacker Jonathan Casillas (calf), who was a surprise addition to the injury report Saturday will play.

The other inactives for New York are offensive linemen Justin Pugh and Will Beatty, former Bengals quarterback Josh Johnson, defensive end Kerry Wynn and linebacker Deontae Skinner.

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