CINCINNATI — Although most football injuries result in a simple replacement plan in which one man fills in for another, there is a much larger ripple-and-rearrange effect when a receiver goes down, because of the number who see action, and where.
Bengals receivers Mohamed Sanu, Dane Sanzenbacher, Brandon Tate, Cobi Hamilton, James Wright and Ryan Whalen will ride those ripples for the next several weeks as the team deals with the loss of Marvin Jones to a fractured left foot.
Sanu likely will ascend to the starting spot opposite A.J. Green — whose role will not change — and that should create more chances for Sanzenbacher, a former Ohio State player, in the slot, and extra snaps for the others when the team goes to three- or four-wide sets.
Opponent: vs. New York Jets
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
TV: WSYX (Channel 6)
Radio: WBWR-FM (105.7)