IRA.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
5 days 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)
6 days 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)
6 days 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)
1 week 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)
1 week 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)
1 week 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.

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

Green (toe) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green's return to practice, albeit in a limited capacity, provides support for his stated expectation of playing in Sunday's game against Denver. He's planning to rejoin a desperate Bengals team that will try to end a three-game losing streak in the first start of Jeff Driskel's career. There's obvious cause for concern with Green potentially playing at less than 100 percent without Andy Dalton (thumb) under center, but the veteran wideout should at least have a relative matchup advantage against a defense that frequently uses its best cornerback (Chris Harris) to cover the slot, which is primarily Tyler Boyd's domain.

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

Green (toe) was present for practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

We'll circle back later Wednesday to report his participation level, but ESPN's Katherine Terrell relays that the Green is confident that he'll return to action Sunday against the Broncos. "I'm definitely back," Green indicated Wednesday morning. "I feel good. Nobody is 100 percent at this stage of the season, but I feel good. I feel ready. I'm going to practice today and go through my regular routine."

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

Green said prior to Wednesday's practice that he expects to play in Sunday's game against the Broncos, Fletcher Page of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site, Green was on the field for the team's pre-practice walk-through session, a positive sign for his chances of returning from a three-game absence over the weekend. The Bengals will reveal the extent to which Green participated in practice with the release of their first Week 13 injury report later Wednesday, but even a limited showing would have the wideout trending in the right direction. In addition to shaking off rust after having not played for the past month due to the right toe injury, Green will also have to adjust to a new signal-caller if he suits up Sunday. The Bengals placed Andy Dalton (thumb) on injured reserve Monday, clearing the way for Jeff Driskel to make his first NFL start this weekend.

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

Green (toe) is listed as inactive Week 12 against Cleveland, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Earlier reports Sunday morning indicated that Green would not dress for the contest, and that news was confirmed with the release of the inactives list. Considering Green did not take the practice field in any capacity this week, his status for Week 13 remains a bit murky. In the meantime, Cincinnati will move forward with a wide receiver group led by Tyler Boyd and John Ross.