Bengals' Kirkpatrick will play first game

Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, the team's first-round pick, is active and will play in his first NFL game.

It is unknown how much Kirkpatrick will play against the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning. Bengals cornerback Terence Newman has struggled this season.

Kirkpatrick was sidelined during offseason camps with injuries and then hurt his knee before training camp. He has practiced for the past three weeks, but this is the first time this season that he has suited up.

Former Bengals wide receiver Andre Caldwell is inactive for Denver.

Here are the inactives:

BRONCOS: WR Andre Caldwell, CB Tracy Porter, RB Knowshon Moreno, C/G C.J. Davis, TE Julius Thomas, DT Sealver Siliga and QB Caleb Hanie.

BENGALS: CB Jason Allen, WR Marvin Jones, S George Iloka, LB Rodrrick Muckelroy, DT Brandon Thompson, WR Ryan Whalen and TE Richard Quinn.