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Robiskie, Veikune inactive again

By Marla Ridenour Published: November 29, 2009

Browns second-round picks Brian Robiskie, a receiver from Ohio State, and David Veikune, a linebacker from Hawaii, were among the Browns inactives for Sunday's game at Cincinnati for the second consecutive week.

It is the fourth game this season Robiskie has sat out. This time coach Eric Mangini activated Jake Allen, claimed off waivers from Green Bay last week, at the expense of Robiskie.

Also inactive for the Browns are rookie defensive back Coye Francies, defensive back Gerard Lawson, rookie linebacker Marcus Benard, offensive lineman Billy Yates and tight end Robert Royal (thigh). Starting in Royal's place will be Greg Estandia.

Among the actives is linebacker Matt Roth, claimed off waivers from Miami on Wednesday.

Running back Cedric Benson (hip flexor) will sit out for the Bengals, with rookie Bernard Scott taking over. Benson ranks seventh in the league in rushing with 859 yards. Also missing the game is starting linebacker Keith Rivers (calf). He will be replaced by Brandon Johnson.

Also inactive for the Bengals are fullback Fui Vakapuna, center Jonathan Luigs, tight end Chase Coffman, receiver Jerome Simpson and defensive tackle Orien Harris, signed as a free agent on Tuesday.


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