IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
2 weeks ago

Green (toe) is out of his walking boot and could be back on the practice field as soon as May or June, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green recently spoke with Antonio Gates, who said it took four or five months to regain full range of motion after he had the same procedure done by the same surgeon in February 2008. The tight end suffered a noticeable drop off in catches and yards that season, but he also scored eight touchdowns and didn't miss any games. With far more time to recover after Dec. 11 surgery, Green should be back to full strength before training camp, if not in time for OTAs. He said he's excited about the transition to head coach Zac Taylor, comparing Taylor's offensive principles to those of Jay Gruden. The 30-year-old wideout had his best statistical seasons under Gruden, averaging 97.5 catches for 1,388 yards and 11 touchdowns between the 2012 and 2013 campaigns. Green actually was on pace for similar numbers in 2018 until the toe injury derailed his season after Week 8.

IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
3 weeks ago

Green (toe) said his Dec. 11 surgery went well and he will be out of his walking boot next week, Fletcher Page of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green tried to play through a toe injury in Week 13 after a three-game absence, but he immediately suffered an aggravation and was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. He had at least four receptions and 58 yards in every other appearance during the 2018 campaign, piling up 46 catches for 694 yards and six touchdowns on 77 targets (9.0 YPT) in nine appearances. The impressive per-game production provides hope he can bounce back strong for his age-31 campaign while working with a new head coach (Zac Taylor) and offensive coordinator (reportedly Bill Callahan). Entering the final season of a four-year, $60 million contract, Green likely plans to discuss an extension with the Bengals.

IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
2 months ago

Coach Marvin Lewis said that the surgery Green underwent Tuesday to address a right foot injury went well and noted the wideout should be ready to resume on-field work during OTAs in late May, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green played only nine games in 2018 -- the fewest in any season of his career -- but was effective as usual when he suited up, hauling in 46 of 77 targets for 694 yards (15.1 per reception) and six touchdowns. The procedure is expected to provide a permanent fix for the foot issue that limited him to just one appearance during the back half of the Bengals' schedule, so the 30-year-old can probably be selected among the top tier of receivers without too much hesitation once 2019 fantasy drafts get underway. Though Andy Dalton's (thumb) production has plateaued since he signed an extension with the Bengals in August 2014, it's expected that he'll return as the team's starting quarterback next season, which would spare Green from having to establish rapport with a new signal-caller.

IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
2 months ago

Green (foot) underwent surgery Tuesday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though it wasn't officially announced that Green would opt for surgery the nagging right foot injury, that was always the expected outcome after the Bengals placed him on injured reserve last week. It's estimated that he'll need 3-to-4 months to recover from the procedure, putting him at risk of missing OTAs. Green should be back to full strength for training camp and well before the start of the season to reclaim his post as the Bengals' undisputed top pass catcher.

IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
2 months ago

The Bengals placed Green (foot) on injured reserve Wednesday, officially ending his season.

EDGE Analysis

The transaction was merely a formality after it was revealed Monday that Green would require surgery for his nagging right foot, which will sideline him for an estimated 3-to-4 months. The Bengals activated cornerback Davontae Harris (knee) from injured reserve to take Green's spot on the 53-man wideout. With their top wideout now unavailable for the final four games of the regular season and a potential postseason run, Tyler Boyd and John Ross will serve as the clear top two options at receiver.

IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
2 months ago

Green will undergo season-ending foot surgery that will require 3-4 months of recovery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

In his attempt to end a three-game absence Sunday, Green lasted just 17 snaps on offense before aggravating his right foot. With his fate sealed for the current campaign, he'll finish with 46 receptions (on 77 targets) for 694 yards and six touchdowns in nine appearances. The aforementioned rehab timetable will allow him to be 100 percent by the time OTAs kick off in May.

IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
2 months ago

Green (foot) may be placed on injured reserve after he undergoes testing Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Green returned from a three-game absence for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos, only to aggravate his foot after playing just 17 snaps. With a playoff appearance looking all but impossible, there isn't much reason for Green to continue battling through the injury. He might be held out for the rest of the season even if he doesn't need surgery.

IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
3 months ago

Green was carted off the field Sunday against the Broncos after injuring his right foot, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It looked like Green had trouble putting weight on his foot prior to being carted off, and he was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game, so at first glance this has the looks of an issue that could force the wideout to miss time beyond Sunday

IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
3 months ago

Green (toe) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos after logging a full practice Friday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bengals' final Week 13 injury report confirms Green's previous assertion that he'd definitely be back this week. The Bengals dropped three straight games in the absence of their top wideout, so his return should provide the 5-6 team's offense with a much-needed lift this weekend. It remains to be seen how close to 100 percent Green will be Sunday, plus he'll be working with an unproven QB in Jeff Driskel, but assuming no setbacks, the 30-year-old will be a focal part of the Bengals' attack Sunday. It's an equation that should yield volume in his return to action.

IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
3 months ago

Green (toe) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Green didn't increase his involvement in practice from Wednesday, his presence on the field on back-to-back days nonetheless offers support to the wideout's claim that he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Broncos. If Green is cleared to play this weekend, his track record and the cost of acquisition on draft day may provide enough reason for fantasy managers to include him in lineups, though expectations for his production may need to be adjusted. In addition to the fact that he's missed three games with the injury, Green's outlook is further muddled by the change at quarterback, where Jeff Driskel is slated to make his first NFL start in place of Andy Dalton (thumb), who was placed on injured reserve Monday.