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A.J. Green | WR | Cincinnati Bengals
Posted: 10/22/2014 6:23pm et
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. "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, and I guess we'll cross that bridge when the time comes."
Huddle Up: A few days ago, Green sounded determined to return this week after a 2-game absence but his nagging foot issue might have other ideas. His Week 8 status is very much still to be decided by his progress -- or lack of it -- the next few days.

Posted: 10/21/2014 12:47am et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said he will play Sunday, Oct. 26, against the Baltimore Ravens, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Huddle Up: Welcome news for the fantasy GMs who have been without Green over the last 2 games. Double that considering the opponent as Green has caught 18 passes for 343 yards and 3 TDs in his last 3 games against the Ravens, including a 6-131-1 showing in last month's season opener.

Posted: 10/17/2014 3:45pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) has no timetable for his return to action, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. Green will miss his second straight start in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. He has been around the team all week but hasn't participated in any practices. Green has 17 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns this year.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, the WR2 opportunities continue for Mohamed Sanu, who has caught a combined 15 passes for 190 yards and 2 TDs the last 2 games and has had a scoring grab in 3 of Cincy's last 4 contests.

Posted: 10/16/2014 2:16pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Sorry, Green owners, no change in fortune here as the WR still is expected to sit out a second straight game. Meanwhile, Mohamed Sanu maintains his value as a low-end WR2/flex option.

Posted: 10/15/2014 3:44pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is not present during practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Huddle Up: The door isn't completely closed yet, but most all signs are pointing toward another week of street clothes for Green.

Posted: 10/13/2014 12:46pm et
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) will not play in Week 7 due to his toe injury.
Huddle Up: As expected, Green won't play this week. Mohamed Sanu will once again be a target monster against the Colts.

Posted: 10/13/2014 10:35am et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is expected to miss a second consecutive game in Week 7, but he is not expected to require surgery. Green is scheduled to see a doctor Friday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Green's fantasy owners should continue to implement whatever Plan B they've been using in his absence, but the news that he won't need surgery suggests a return this season--hopefully at a level at or near where he was producing prior to suffering the injury.

Posted: 10/11/2014 12:43am et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) will not play in the Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers, a source said Friday, Oct. 10. Green was wearing a walking boot on his right foot during a morning walkthrough Friday. Officially, he is listed as questionable.
Huddle Up: Green owners will have to go with another option, while Mohamed Sanu will be the Bengals No. 1 receiver this week against Carolina. Sanu will be a WR3/4 this week with Green out.

Posted: 10/10/2014 4:13pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) will not play in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers, according to sources. Green had his right foot in a walking boot Friday, Oct. 10, during the team's walkthrough. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Green's injury was 'a little more than' turf toe Thursday. Green, however, will not need surgery.
Huddle Up: As fully expected, Green will sit Sunday. Marvin Jones (ankle) also will be out, leaving Mohamed Sanu, Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher atop the WR depth chart. That likely means for more emphasis on the ground game for Cincy, and lowered fantasy expectations for QB Andy Dalton.

Posted: 10/9/2014 8:58am et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) could potentially miss multiple games after aggravating his big toe injury in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8. Green had an MRI Wednesday, and he will meet with a foot specialist Thursday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: The Bengals just had their bye so there isn't a built-in opportunity for Green to rest his toe. He'd been playing through the injury, but now the team needs to determine if shutting him down for a couple weeks will help down the road.

Posted: 10/8/2014 2:02pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) left practice early Wednesday, Oct. 8, after apparently aggravating his toe injury during warmups.
Huddle Up: Uh oh -- definitely something to monitor with the WR having been hampered by the issue and essentially missing the Week 2 win over the Falcons last month. He's played in all 3 games since and has had a bye week, but he might not be out of the woods yet.

Posted: 9/19/2014 2:06pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) said he feels good Friday, Sept. 19, and is ready to play in Week 3.
Huddle Up: An in-game re-aggravation is certainly at risk again here, but as one of fantasy's top WRs, Green's clearly a must-start if he's playing.

Posted: 9/18/2014 3:52pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) is likely to play in Week 3, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: The stud wideout reportedly returned to practice Thursday, and it's sounding like he might try and give it a go Sunday against the Titans. However, that's a mixed bag for fantasy owners as there's the risk the WR could always re-aggravate the injury and depart at any time -- a la Week 2 -- and leave his owners short in the fantasy points department.

Posted: 9/17/2014 6:20pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) sat out practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but will try to practice Thursday, Sept. 18. He said he hopes to be able to play Week 3. He said his injury is like turf toe but not as bad. He is not worried about the injury lingering.
Huddle Up: Green's fantasy owners are certainly banking on the WR being right as the injury from last week did flare up early in the game last Sunday and resulted in a zero in the fantasy-points column. Definitely monitor how things go Thursday and Friday.

Posted: 9/15/2014 8:53pm et
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) underwent an MRI on his injury, which came back negative. If he is not able to play Week 3, he should be ready after the team's Week 4 bye.
Huddle Up: Reason says the looming bye likely will lead to the Bengals giving the standout WR an extra week of rest and recovery, but see what the tone coming out of Cincy is during the week.

Posted: 9/14/2014 8:20pm et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) suffered a turf toe injury in the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons, a league source said Sunday, Sept. 14. He left early and was unable to return. It is uncertain how much time he will miss.
Huddle Up: Green's status will be updated later in the week but there's a chance he could be out against Tennessee, so owners need to be prepared with other options.

Posted: 9/12/2014 2:52pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) was back at practice Friday, Sept. 12, after being held out as a precaution Thursday, Sept. 11. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Green will play in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Have no real concerns about Green who has a juicy matchup against an Atlanta pass defense that surrendered 333 passing yards to the Saints in Week 1.

Posted: 9/11/2014 2:39pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) is not taking part in practice Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: This would seem to be a step back for Green who was limited Wednesday, but it could also be a mid-week precautionary measure as well. If he's out again Friday, though, then we might have a situation.

Posted: 8/5/2014 11:18am et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green was texted by head coach Marvin Lewis over the weekend to have Green's agent initiate contract extension talks.
Huddle Up: The Bengals just locked up Andy Dalton; makes sense to lock up his top target as well.

Posted: 3/23/2014 9:21pm et
The Cincinnati Bengals will exercise WR A.J. Green's option for 2015.
Huddle Up: Here's your no-brainer news of the offseason as Cincy will re-up with Green, who ranks third in receiving yards (3,833) over the past three NFL seasons.

Posted: 1/5/2014 5:15pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green caught 3 passes for 34 yards Sunday, Jan. 5 in a 27-10 wild-card playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Chalk it up as a puzzling off-day for Green, who was double-teamed most of the game and was targeted 9 times. but never seemed to be a vital part of the Cincy game plan and finished well behind leading WR Marvin Jones (8-130). Green remains one of the game's elite WRs, but there are going to be games like this, especially as long as the streaky Andy Dalton is quarterbacking the Bengals.

Posted: 1/2/2014 11:01pm et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: The knee issue has cropped up off and on for Green all season, but it hasn't slowed the Pro Bowl wideout, who caught 31 passes for 406 yards and 5 TDs over Cincy's last 5 games.

Posted: 10/25/2013 1:53pm et
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie will likely have the task of covering Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green in Week 8. 'Put his hands on him and pray,' said Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. Green has 619 yards, 43 catches and five touchdowns through seven weeks. Last week against the New England Patriots, Cromartie allowed only one catch for 25 yards, but that came after three weeks where opposing quarterbacks had a rating over 100 against him.
Huddle Up: After a lull in Weeks 2-5 in which he never topped 61 receiving yards, Green has come on strong over the past 2 games with a combined 12 catches for 258 yards and 2 TDs and remains a must-start no matter who he's facing.