A. J. Green WR CIN 3 months ago

Green (concussion) is officially listed as out for Sunday's playoff game against the Colts, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Without Andy Dalton's favorite target in the lineup, the likes of fellow wideouts Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Tate, as well as tight end Jermaine Gresham, if he's able to suit up, will be in line for added targets Sunday.

A. J. Green WR CIN 3 months ago

Green (concussion) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's playoff game against the Colts, ESPN.com reports.

Green, who was held out of practice Friday, remains under the NFL's concussion protocol, and while his outlook for Sunday's game could potentially brighten over the next day or two, the doubtful designation suggests that's not a likely scenario. If Green misses Sunday's game, the likes of fellow wideouts Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Tate, as well as tight end Jermaine Gresham, health permitting, would be in line for added targets Sunday.

A. J. Green WR CIN 3 months ago

Green (concussion) is not practicing Friday, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

After logging a partial practice Thursday, Green was seen in street clothes at Friday morning's session. He was scheduled to meet with a neurologist prior to the practice, and a final designation will come Friday afternoon. In light of his non-participation Friday, Green will likely be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts. He's still in the NFL's concussion protocol, which means there's at least one more hurdle that he needs to clear.

A. J. Green WR CIN 3 months ago

As of Friday morning, Green is still under the NFL's concussion protocol, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Green was scheduled to see a neurologist Friday morning, after returning to practice on Thursday as a partial participant. There will be at least one more update before the end of the day, as the Bengals have to release their final injury report Friday afternoon. Given that Green's still under the concussion protocol, a questionable designation seems likely. If the star wideout is ultimately unable to play against Indianapolis on Sunday, the leading candidates to see extra targets are Mohamed Sanu, Brandon Tate and Jermaine Gresham (back).

A. J. Green WR CIN 4 months ago

Green (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

While that's a step in the right direction, Green is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, so the wideout still has some hurdles to clear before being cleared to play as Sunday's 1:05 ET kickoff against the Colts approaches. With that in mind, Green is slated to be seen by a neurologist Friday morning, at which time the Bengals hope that the wideout will be cleared for a full practice later that day.

A. J. Green WR CIN 4 months ago

Green (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Green remains under the NFL's concussion protocol at this stage, with another update on his status on tap no later than Thursday, once the Bengals practice again.

A. J. Green WR CIN 4 months ago

As of Wednesday, Green is still under the NFL's concussion protocol, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

As a result, Green isn't expected to practice Wednesday, with his status for the Bengals' playoff opener against the Colts thus worth closely tracking in advance of Sunday's 1:05 ET kickoff.

A. J. Green WR CIN 4 months ago

Green left Sunday's game late in the fourth quarter after taking a hard hit to the head, and he will be subject to the NFL's concussion protocol, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The diagnosis was essentially a given, as Green was hit directly in the head by a defender, just a split-second after getting stripped by another defender. Already playing through a biceps bruise that's believed to be fairly serious, Green was down on the field for a couple of minutes, before walking off in an apparent daze. He caught eight passes for 82 yards in Sunday's game, but he needed 13 targets to get there, and he was partially responsible for two turnovers. Prior to the fumble, a ball tipped off his hands during the first half, leading to an easy interception for the Steelers. The throw from Andy Dalton was poor, but it was the kind of catch that Green typically makes. If Green isn't available for Sunday's playoff game against the Colts, Cincinnati will have extra targets to divide between Mohamed Sanu, Jermaine Gresham, Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher. While he has since all but disappeared, Sanu stepped up in a big way when Green missed time earlier in the season.

A. J. Green WR CIN 4 months ago

Green (bicep) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

It's unclear how close to 100 percent Green will be while playing through his bicep injury, but he'll give it a go Sunday for the Bengals, with the AFC North title and corresponding playoff seeding advantage on the line.

A. J. Green WR CIN 4 months ago

Green (bicep) practiced fully Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Good news for Green owners, especially with the Bengals kicking off late this week, as the probable designation all but secures the wideout's Week 17 availability.