Dolphins will be short on cornerbacks vs. Bengals

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Miami Dolphins cornerback depth will be tested this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals with Richard Marshall expected to sit out.

With CB Richard Marshall (back) expected to miss Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Miami Dolphins' depth at corner will be tested, according to Chris Perkins of the Miami Sun-Sentinel.

Nolan Carroll will likely start in Marshall's place and will have his hands full trying to stop the Andy Dalton to A.J. Green connection when matched up with the second year receiver. Here's what Carroll had to say on the subject:

"As far as a pure athlete," Carroll said, "he's probably one of the best receivers in the NFL...Every week you get an opportunity you're always going to be excited...and that's what I am."

Carroll missed Wednesday's practice with a sore Achilles but is expected to be ready to go along with reserve defensive backs Jimmy Wilson and R.J. Stanford.

Wilson was converted to safety this season but is being forced to go back to corner due to the teams shortage at the position. Stanford started 13 games for the Carolina Panthers last year but hasn't played much since being signed off waivers on Sept. 1.

The Dolphins still have Sean Smith but they'll need to their backups to step up big time if they're going to hang with the Bengals. Dalton has had three straight games with multiple touchdowns and Green has caught a touchdown in his last three games while racking up 300 total receiving yards in his past two.

The teams are set to kick off in Cincinnati tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. EST.

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