Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 10/30/14 10:26am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, shoulder) has a hip pointer and clavicle which is bothering him and he could miss the Week 9 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to beat writer Richard Skinner. The team has a quick turnaround with a game Thursday, Nov. 6, in Week 10.
Huddle Up: The Bengals should be able to beat Jacksonville with Jeremy Hill handling the workload, but Gio's fantasy owners--who were looking forward to a big bounceback game here--have to be disappointed at the prospects of Bernard missing this matchup entirely.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/30/14 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 ...
Vontaze Burfict - LBPosted 10/29/14 2:33pm ET
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee) underwent surgery Wednesday, Oct. 29, to remove a piece of cartilage that would have done more damage to his knee if not treated. Burfict likely will miss at least the team's next two games.
Huddle Up: It's been one hit after another this season for the 2013 league leader in tackles, who has already missed 2 full games and has been unable to finish 3 others because of head and neck injuries.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/29/14 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.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 10/29/14 2:33pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: Bernard is definitely banged up, but it's only the first practice of the week so certainly see how Thursday and Friday go.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/29/14 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.
Vontaze Burfict - LBPosted 10/28/14 8:17pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), who has left all five games that he's played in this year, departed the Week 8 game with a knee injury, but he returned in the second quarter and played the remainder of the contest. Burfict said he'll be fine to play in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: It's been a rough season for 2013's lesgue tackles leader who currently is tied for eighth on the Bengals with only 29 total stops in his 5 games. You'd like to think, though, that Burfict's run of bad injury luck is well past due to be over, and he might be available in a number of IDP leagues.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/26/14 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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/25/14 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.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 10/24/14 2:48pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (ribs) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 24, and is probable for Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Bernard will go and will need to be more of a factor after gaining a season-low 16 total yards on 9 touches in last week's shutout loss in Indy.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/24/14 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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/23/14 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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/22/14 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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/21/14 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.
Rey Maualuga - LBPosted 10/20/14 8:13pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals LB Rey Maualuga (hamstring) is expected to miss a few weeks because of his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: The Bengals' D has struggled of late, allowing 107 points over the last 3 games and playing without their starting MLB isn't going to help.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/17/14 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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/16/14 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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/15/14 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.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 10/14/14 3:59pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle) was placed on the season-ending injured-reserve list Tuesday, Oct. 14. Jones hasn't played this year and only took part in five practices since training camp. The belief is that Jones broke his other foot trying to overcompensate for his right-ankle injury. Surgery is being discussed as a possibility.
Huddle Up: There will be no payoff for those fantasy owners who had stashed Jones coming off his 51-catch, 10-TD season a year ago. Free-agent Greg Little was signed Tuesday as his replacement.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 10/13/14 10:35am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle) was inactive again in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers, and there is no timetable on when he will be able to return. There is also some discussion the team might think about surgery for Jones.
Huddle Up: Jones was close to returning following the Bengals' bye week, but after aggravating the injury in practice his return no longer seems imminent. Mohamed Sanu has been more than solid in place of Jones and remains a quality fantasy option, especially with AJ Green also nursing an injury.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/13/14 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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/13/14 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.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 10/13/14 10:51pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle) is not seeing any progress from his injury, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Huddle Up: There is talk that Jones may need to undergo surgery for the unspecified ankle injury suffered in practice 2 weeks ago, and that could put the remainder of his season at risk. Jones, who had 10 TD catches among his 51 catches last season, had missed the Bengals' first 3 games due to a foot fracture.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/11/14 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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/10/14 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.
Giovani Bernard - RBPosted 10/9/14 8:58am ET
Cincinnati Bengals RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill might be asked to do more in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers if WR A.J. Green (toe) is unable to play. 'Never out of weapons,' offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said Wednesday, Oct. 8. 'We'll put somebody else up in there and let's go.'
Huddle Up: Jackson certainly isn't against a run-heavy attack, and if Green is out the Bengals will be thin at wideout so more running makes sense. It's already a favorable fantasy matchup for both Bernard and Hill; an increased workload would make them that much more valuable.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/9/14 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.
A.J. Green - WRPosted 10/8/14 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.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 10/8/14 3:25pm ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Jones was set to return last week but injured his ankle in an early-week practice and didn't play Sunday night in New England. See if he's able to get on the field the next couple of days. Meanwhile, with A.J. Green aggravating a foot issue Wednesday, the Cincy WR corps could be down to the likes of Mohamed Sanu, Dane Sanzenbacher and Brandon Tate on Sunday.
Marvin Jones - WRPosted 10/3/14 12:08am ET
Cincinnati Bengals WR Marvin Jones (ankle) missed practice Thursday, Oct. 2. He is dealing with an ankle injury that he suffered in Monday's practice.
Huddle Up: It's looking like Jones' 2014 debut might be postponed another week after the WR missed his second straight practice. See if he can get on field Friday.