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WR A.J. Green - Cincinnati Bengals

6-3, 211Born: 7-31-1988College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 4

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 20): Green was unable to practice last week due to his injured toe, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as doubtful to play on Friday. On Monday there are rumors that Green will play in Week 8 - he supposedly got good news from a foot specialist about his toe injury last week. We'll see if he aggravates the injury in practice again this week (or not).

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Green is an upgrade because he is close to returning to the field, and the dire straits the Bengals offense appears to be in will only accelerate his timeline. They NEED him against the Ravens this week.

General News (Wed Oct 22): did not practice on Wednesday. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Green won't play in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens unless he's "significantly healed," but left the door open for Green to play. "It's hard for me to put a guy out there Sunday that I don't think can last a full game," Lewis said. "If we have A.J. for part of the game doing certain things, that would be great. I think we could operate offensively ... I guess we'll cross that bridge when the time comes."

General News (Tue Oct 21): has made significant progress in his rehab from his toe injury, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Green, however, said his return from a toe injury is "still up in the air" heading into Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens. However, Green said he's making nice progress, and his toe feels much better. Green hasn't played since Week 5 against the New England Patriots. "It's probably not going to be 100 percent," Green said. "I hope it's just manageable and I can get through the season and be fine and still play at a high level."

Week 8: vs Baltimore Ravens

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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5 at NE 0 0 0 7 5 81 1 1
8 vs BAL PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 5 * * *
8 vs BAL PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
8 vs BAL PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs NE (7 / 5 / 81 / 1 rec)

Green got a Sunday Night primetime game on Revis Island. Green's numbers ended up ok, but for the most part Revis completely shut Green down. Early on the physical play from the Patriots defenders knocked Green out of his rhythm. Revis was in Green's face the entire first half, and really shut him down. On one occasion Green came across the middle, caught a pass, but then lost the ball when Revis stripped him of the ball, ending the drive. Early on it was a complete shutdown of AJ. In the second half, Green woke up a little bit, although it was at a point where the Patriots already had a big lead. Green ran deep, got a little separation from REvis and then reached out and grabbed the 35 yard pass. It was a nice route, and really Green's only success of the day against Revis. Very soon after that, Revis injured himself and temporarily left the game. On the first play that Revis was out, Dalton fired a ball to Green in the endzone for a TD. Green ran straight upfield then curled out toward the corner, caught the ball and held on as he was going out of the back of the endzone. It was a very good throw and catch, but it didn't come on Revis. Green's just not a physical WR and struggles when matched up against some of the more physical cornerbacks in the league. Although he ended up with decent numbers, his poor first half, his fumble and his inability to get open on Revis for much of the game ended up being a big reason that Cincy couldn't get things going on offense.

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Latest News

Bengals | A.J. Green absent at practice (Wed Oct 22, 04:32 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) wasn't feeling good enough to return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Green won't play in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens unless he's 'significantly healed,' but left the door open for Green to play. Its hard for me to put a guy out there Sunday that I dont think can last a full game, Lewis said. If we have A.J. for part of the game doing certain things, that would be great. I think we could operate offensively I guess well cross that bridge when the time comes.

Our View: Green's status for Week 8 is up in the air right now. Watch to see if he can practice later in the week.
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Bengals | A.J. Green's status up in the air (Tue Oct 21, 12:09 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said his return from a toe injury is 'still up in the air' heading into Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens. However, Green said he's making nice progress, and his toe feels much better. Green hasn't played since Week 5 against the New England Patriots. 'It's probably not going to be 100 percent,' Green said. 'I hope it's just manageable and I can get through the season and be fine and still play at a high level.'

Our View: The team is going to monitor Green as he works through the week of practice. This situation could go either way, so make sure to check back each day for practice status updates.
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Bengals | A.J. Green says he will play (Mon Oct 20, 10:08 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said he will play Sunday, Oct. 26, against the Baltimore Ravens, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Our View: We'll be more optimistic about this situation when Green gets some practice reps in this week. Watch this situation unfold as the week of practice goes on.
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Bengals | A.J. Green making progress (Mon Oct 20, 03:17 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) has made significant progress in his rehab from his toe injury, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Our View: The Bengals are trending down right now, and they could certainly use Green back ASAP. Lewis is not sure if Green will be able to play in Week 8. The team will monitor him closely during practice this week.
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Bengals | A.J. Green could play in Week 8 (Sun Oct 19, 12:23 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) received a positive prognosis during his meeting with a foot specialist this week and has a chance to play in Week 8.

Our View: A glimmer of hope for Green owners. Let's watch his practice participation next week with guarded optimism.
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