Bengals' A.J. Green on status for Sunday: 'Still up in the air'
Green said his injured toe feels better this week but that it probably won't be 100 percent at any point this season.
The fourth-year pro initially injured his toe in the Bengals' season opener against the Baltimore Ravens and was then forced to leave the team's Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that Green had made "significant" progress in his recovery, though he wouldn't give an indication whether Green would play this week. According to Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer of NFL Network, Green met with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson last week and received a positive prognosis.
Cincinnati's offense struggled significantly in last Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Bengals were shut out and had just 135 total yards, 103 of which came in the passing game.
In addition to Green's injury, Cincinnati's offense has also been without No. 1 receiver Marvin Jones, who missed the first part of the season with a broken foot and then was put on injured reserve last week due to an ankle injury. Tight end Tyler Eifert is also out until at least Week 11 due to a dislocated elbow.
Green, a three-time Pro Bowl receiver, has 17 receptions for 314 yards and two touchdowns in four games this season. Last season, he finished with 98 receptions for 1,426 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Bengals, who defeated the Ravens 23-16 in Week 1, have gone 0-2-1 since a 3-0 start and are in second place in the AFC North. Baltimore is in first place at 5-2 and is first in the NFL in points allowed with 14.9 per game.
- Ben Estes