Monday October 27th, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green expects to return from a toe injury Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Green injured his toe during Cincinnati's Week 2 win over the Atlanta Falcons, leaving the game before recording a catch, and re-aggravated the injury in practice before the Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers. He has missed the team's last three games.

"I'll practice this week and see how it goes, but I think I'll be fine," said Green. "I was at 40 percent last week and I feel about 80 percent today. I haven't had any soreness after I've worked out."
When pressed and asked specifically if he expects to play against Jacksonville, Green said, "Yes."

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In four games this season, Green has 17 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns. Cincinnati has gone 3-1 with Green playing this season.

After finishing No. 6 in points and No. 10 in yards last season, the Bengals have slipped to No. 17 and No. 16, respectively

In addition to Green's injury, Marvin Jones, the team's No. 2 receiver, went out for the season before playing a game, first breaking his foot in the preseason and then injuring his ankle in practice before the team's Week 5 game against the New England Patriots. Tight end Tyler Eifert dislocated his elbow in the season opener and is on injured reserve/designated for return until at least Nov. 16, when Cincinnati plays the New Orleans Saints.

Third-year receiver Mohamed Sanu leads the team with 35 catches for 533 yards and three touchdowns.

The Bengals are 4-2-1 and in first place in the AFC North after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 on Sunday. They host the Jaguars Sunday at 1 p.m.

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