A.J. Green | WR | Cincinnati Bengals
Posted: 4/21/2015 5:03pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said he's not in a hurry to get a new deal done, even though he's in the final year of his current contract. 'I'll just focus on football, and everything else will take care of itself.'
Huddle Up: Hampered by a toe injury, Green missed three games last season and finished with a career-low 1,041 receiving yards and six TDs while placing 21st among all fantasy wideouts (140 points). He then missed Cincy's wild-card playoff loss with a concussion. If he can avoid similar maladies, look for a bounce-back season and a return to WR1 status in 2015 -- new contract or not.
Posted: 1/4/2015 1:07pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (concussion) is inactive Sunday, Jan. 4, for the wild-card playoff game.
Huddle Up: As expected, the Bengals will be without their top pass-catcher, and a non-descript group headed by Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Tate will be asked to step up. At the same time, expect even more of the ground game than usual from Cincy.
Posted: 1/2/2015 2:40pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (concussion) is listed as doubtful for the team's Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 4, after he sat out of practice Friday, Jan. 2.
Huddle Up: Cincy was hoping Green would be able to practice Friday, but it sounds like the concussion symptoms are lingering and have put the Pro Bowl WR's Sunday status in serious jeopardy. If Green can't go, Mohamed Sanu, Brandon Tate, Greg Little, Cobi Hamilton and James Wright would comprise Andy Dalton's WR corps Sunday in Indy.
Posted: 1/1/2015 4:25pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (concussion) is still in the concussion protocol but was able to participate in warmups, stretching and installation of the offense during practice Thursday, Jan. 1. Green is scheduled to meet with a neurologist Friday, Jan. 2, and hopes to receive clearance to play.
Huddle Up: See what happens Friday, and if Green is somehow not cleared, Mohamed Sanu will be Cincy's No. 1 WR Sunday in Indy.
Posted: 12/31/2014 4:41pm et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (concussion) is still in the NFL concussion protocol Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Green has some hurdles to clear before being able to play this weekend; it's a situation worth monitoring, as his availability is paramount to the Bengals' chances of beating Indy in the first round.
Posted: 12/29/2014 9:28am et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (concussion) was placed into the concussion protocol after the game Sunday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: This means Green will need to clear all the hurdles before playing in Cincy's playoff opener Sunday in Indy. And if he isn't able to go... well, it's been a nice run for the Bengals in 2014.
Posted: 12/29/2014 9:28am et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (undisclosed) left the team's Week 17 game early after suffering a possible head injury.
Huddle Up: Green has been banged around the past couple of weeks, first an arm injury and now an apparent head injury. No word on his status for the Bengals' Wild Card Weekend game in Indy on Sunday.
Posted: 12/26/2014 3:11pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (arm) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Still have another option at the ready if you're planning on starting Green in the Sunday night game, but it certainly appears to be all systems go for the WR at this point.
Posted: 12/25/2014 6:58pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (arm) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: It was a good sign to see Green get in some work after sitting out Wednesday, and we'll be checking to see if the progress continues Friday.
Posted: 12/24/2014 6:30pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (biceps) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: No surprise here given it's only been two days since he suffered his biceps contusion, and we'll continue to monitor the situation throughout the week.
Posted: 12/23/2014 10:30am et
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (arm) said Monday, Dec. 22, that he feels he'll be ready to play in the Week 17 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Green returned to the Monday night game after suffering the injury, though he did not record a catch. At minimum he'll be on the field as a downfield threat against the Steelers; Bengals fans have to hope he'll be substantially more than that.
Posted: 12/23/2014 12:17am et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (arm) was able to check back into the Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter after having precautionary X-rays in the locker room. Green was targeted four times and finished wihtout a catch.
Huddle Up: Green suffered an arm bruise after taking a hard shot to arm on the fourth play of the game and it seemed to hamper him the rest of the game. A tough break/bad timing for Green's fantasy owners who now will have to monitor the WR's practice status on a short week.
Posted: 12/18/2014 5:51pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, due to an illness.
Huddle Up: Sounds like nothing more than a bug, and Green will even have an extra day to get past it with the Bengals not playing until Monday night this week.
Posted: 10/31/2014 3:19pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe), who has missed the last three games with an injured big toe on his right foot, is expected to play, according to head coach Marvin Lewis. 'If everything stays the way it is, he'll play,' Lewis said. Green has practiced all week and hasn't shown any setbacks.
Huddle Up: Green owners can prepare to have him back in their lineups following a 3-game absence, but be wary that the WR could re-aggravate the injury at any time.
Posted: 10/30/2014 7:46pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: Green appears to be closer than ever to ending his current 3-game absence streak, but nothing is official just yet and might not be until Sunday morning. Stay tuned ...
Posted: 10/29/2014 9:20pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 29. Green said he feels good, and he'll try to do more Thursday, Oct. 30. It looks more promising that he'll play in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and if he does, he's unlikely to limit his number of snaps. Green did position-specific drills Wednesday and ran some routes, and he didn't favor his right big toe. However, he has been told to expect to play through some level of pain for the rest of the season. Green said trainers may tape up his foot a bit, but he isn't planning on wearing different shoes or wearing inserts for cushioning.
Huddle Up: We won't know if Green is going to play until probably Sunday. If he's active, owners should obviously have Green in their lineup. It's likely going to come down to an hour before kickoff before we know Green's Week 9 status for certain.
Posted: 10/29/2014 2:33pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Good initial indicator that Green will likely return this Sunday after missing the last 3 games.
Posted: 10/26/2014 8:43pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) said Sunday, Oct. 26, that he felt 'about 80 percent' after feeling '40 percent last week.' Green said he has not had any soreness after working out.
Huddle Up: Green is hoping to return for Week 9 against Jacksonville but the Bengals will be cautious with him. Check back throughout the week to see if Green practices.
Posted: 10/25/2014 3:20pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is not expected to play in Week 8, because he has ligament damage under his toe. The team wants to be careful with him since the injury has lingered.
Huddle Up: The Bengals aren't going to rush their star receiver back before he's ready. Green won't play this week against the Ravens and could miss Week 9 as well.
Posted: 10/24/2014 2:48pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) is not practicing Friday, Oct. 24. It's the third straight day he has missed practice, making it unlikely that he'll be able to play in Week 8. He is officially listed as doubtful.
Huddle Up: There was optimism earlier in the week, but barring a surprising announcement Sunday morning, it looks as if Cincy's No. 1 wideout will miss a third straight game.
Posted: 10/23/2014 6:43pm et
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) sat out of practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Just the daily update on Green who is hoping to return after a 2-game absence. It's looking rather iffy at the moment, but see what the prognosis is coming out of Friday's workout.
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.