Brian Leonard, Roy Williams missing Bengals-Texans

The Bengals will be without safety Roy Williams and running back Brian Leonard when they host the Texans on Sunday afternoon.

Williams is out for the second time in three weeks with a forearm injury, although the team says it is just a bad bruise as opposed to a broken bone. Chinedum Ndukwe will start in Williams’s place. The defense does get defensive tackle Tank Johnson back after two games on the sidelines with injury.

Leonard has a groin injury, which means that Bernard Scott will likely see more time as an alternative to starter Cedric Benson. Whoever is toting the rock will have Dennis Roland blocking for them at right tackle in place of Anthony Collins, who is active but not starting for the first time this season.

For the Texans, there are no surprises among the inactives. As previously reported, defensive tackle Shaun Cody is out with the flu but there are no other key players out for Houston on Sunday. has the full list of inactives in the Texans-Bengals clash.