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Dunlap, Royal, Johnson inactive for Chargers against Bengals; CB Cox benched

Left tackle King Dunlap, wide receiver Eddie Royal and outside linebacker Jarret Johnson are among the San Diego Chargers' inactives for Sunday's game against AFC North-leading Cincinnati.

Additionally, cornerback Derek Cox has been benched in favor of Richard Marshall. Cox had been benched three times in the previous four games after giving up big plays.

Rookie D.J. Fluker was to start for Dunlap, who has a stinger. Royal has toe and chest injuries, and Johnson a hand injury.

Bengals inactives are wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, running back Rex Burkhead, safety Tony Dye, guard Kevin Zeitler, guard Tanner Hawkinson, wide receiver Ryan Whalen and defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi.

Mike Pollak was expected to start for Zeitler at right guard.

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