| A.J. Green expected to play -- Sun Nov 2 8:12 am --|
No setbacks in practice
|Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who has missed the past three games with a toe injury, will play Sunday against the Jaguars, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Green has missed the last three games with a toe injury and was limited in practice all week but suffered no setbacks and is ready to go for Week 9. He's a WR1 whenever he's in the lineup.
|Green likely in, Bernard possibly out in Week 9 -- Thu Oct 30 4:50 pm --|
WR healing from toe injury; Bernard dealing with hip injury
|The Bengals look like they have a good chance of getting WR A.J. Green back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars as Green participated in practice again on Thursday.
However, RB Giovani Bernard missed a second straight day of practice on Thursday because of the hip injury he suffered against Baltimore last weekend. Geoff Hobson of the team’s website reported Bernard’s absence and added that “you have to figure he’s going to be out” when the Bengals take the field against the Jaguars. (Pro Football Talk)|
FF Today's Take: If Bernard is out, Jeremy Hill would be in line for low-end RB1/high-end RB2 production, even against an improving Jaguars' defense. Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead would be other backfield options. Green's return would be a boost to the fantasy stock of QB Andy Dalton, while Mohamed Sanu's consistency figures to suffer with the Bengals' top playmaker back in the lineup.
| A.J. Green back at practice -- Wed Oct 29 1:00 pm --|
|Wide receiver A.J. Green practiced on Wednesday for the first time since re-aggravating a right big toe injury exactly three weeks ago, and said prior to practice starting that he is hoping to play on Sunday against Jacksonville. (Cincinnati Enquirer)|
FF Today's Take: Green will need to make it through practice this week without any setbacks in order to play. "If I'm playing, I'm playing all snaps," said Green. More updates to come throughout the week.
| A.J. Green misses practice Friday -- Fri Oct 24 11:30 am --|
Bengals receiver doesn't practice all week
|A.J. Green not practicing again today. Have to think that will rule him out for Sunday. Will get official injury report around 2. (Paul Dehner Jr. via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Bad news for Green owners as it appears likely that he will sit this week. If he does, Mohamed Sanu remains on the WR2 radar against the Bengals.
| A.J. Green misses practice Wednesday -- Wed Oct 22 12:30 pm --|
|A.J. Green said Tuesday that his injured toe feels better, but it wasn’t feeling well enough for him to practice with the team on Wednesday. Geoff Hobson of the team’s website reports that Green worked on a rehab field while his teammates went through their first practice ahead of Sunday’s crucial matchup with the Ravens in Cincinnati. (Pro Football Talk)|
FF Today's Take: The Bengals would welcome back their top receiver as soon as possible. They struggled to move the ball last week against the Colts managing only 135 total yards. Green will have to get in at least limited practices this week in order to play. He'll likely be a gametime decision.
| HC: "A.J. Green has made tremendous progress" -- Mon Oct 20 6:20 pm --|
Toe injury has sidelined WR last two games
|Marvin Lewis says he believes A.J. Green has made tremendous progress. He looks forward to seeing how he progresses this week. (Coley Harvey on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: It is not a safe bet for Green to return for Week 8, so owners should be prepared to be without his services again. However, it is possible the Bengals - coming off a shutout loss to the Colts on Sunday - may feel a bit of urgency to get Green back on the field in order to play against Baltimore. At best, he is probably shaping up to be a game-time decision.
| A.J. Green has "a little bit more than turf toe" -- Thu Oct 9 5:25 pm --|
WR almost certainly out Week 6, if not beyond
|A.J. Green’s Pro Bowl toe is now in the hands of a blue-ribbon panel of doctors and while Bengaldom holds its collective breath.
Wednesday’s MRI is going to send him to another consultation with one of the nation’s leading foot specialists when he meets with Cincinnati doctor James Amis on Thursday. It’s believed the MRI again showed no tears or breaks, but he’s obviously still having discomfort in the ligament under the sesamoid bone in the ball of the foot underneath the big toe. (Bengals.com)|
FF Today's Take: HC Marvin Lewis told former NFL player Ross Tucker on his podcast that Green has "a little bit more than (turf toe)". Turf toe is a difficult enough condition to play through, so an injury more serious than that could be damning for Green's 2014 prospects. In the short term, Mohamed Sanu should be the clear top option among Bengals' receivers, especially since Marvin Jones is not close to returning. Dane Sanzenbacher is also worth considering in PPR leagues as well.
| A.J. Green leaves practice on cart -- Wed Oct 8 2:05 pm --|
Aggravated his toe injury
|A.J. Green appeared to aggravate the toe injury that kept him out against the Falcons.
During the stretching period of practice open to the media, Green appeared injured and visibly upset. He threw off his helmet and shoe in disgust and was eventually taken off on a cart. He was able to walk, but with a limp.
FF Today's Take: We'll have to wait for further information but it appears Green aggravated his toe injury. Marvin Jones (ankle) also missed practice today and doesn't appear close to playing. Mohamed Sanu and Dane Sanzenbacher would likely be the starting receivers if both Green and Jones are out.
| A.J. Green expects to play Sunday -- Fri Sep 19 10:25 am --|
No soreness in foot
|A.J. Green told the Bengals' official team website he "feels good" and plans to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Green strained a ligament in his foot last weekend, forcing him out most of the contest. He missed practice Wednesday and caught a few passes Thursday, but was limited in practice.
Friday morning the receiver said he has "no soreness" and if he feels similarly Sunday, he'll play.
FF Today's Take: The Bengals have a bye in Week 4 and could easily hold him out giving him extra rest for Week 5 but it appears Green will be on the field this week against Tennessee. Owners should temper their expectations given the risk of aggravating the injury, plus the Bengals are likely to incorporate a run-heavy gameplan.
| A.J. Green likely out until Week 5 -- Mon Sep 15 4:35 pm --|
|Although the Cincinnati Bengals' victory over the Atlanta Falcons was a pyrrhic one, the early signs on A.J. Green's toe injury are positive.
If Green can't go against the Tennessee Titans this week, the Bengals' official website expects him to be ready after the Week 4 bye for the Oct. 5 game in New England.
Green's ligament strain knocked him out of Sunday's bout on the opening series, but did not require crutches after the game. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: The Bengals' Week 4 bye couldn't come at a better time for Green, who was held without a catch for the first time in his career after playing only six snaps in Week 2. Expect Cincinnati to focus even more on its running game against the Titans and look for Mohamed Sanu to remain Andy Dalton's primary target again.