After missing three straight games with a foot injury, wide receiver A.J. Green played 38 snaps during Cincinnati's 33-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Green posted three receptions for 44 yards receiving and scored an 18-yard touchdown, giving the Bengals a 26-10 lead with 13:54 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Green also posted a 17-yard reception late in the first quarter, picking up a first down on a well-time route between Green and quarterback Andy Dalton.
Once the game was over, Green expressed optimistism with his foot and anticipates that the team will significantly increase his participation against the Browns this Thursday. Per the Cincinnati Enquirer:
"I still felt a little rusty, but it was good to get an opportunity to knock the rust off," Green said.
The Bengals coaches didn't give Green a full-on workload, but that should ratchet up some in the coming days.
"I think so, they're just trying to work me in slowly," Green said.
Green has played six games against the Cleveland Browns, generating 27 receptions, 402 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
The important thing is that he feels good.
"It’s been a long couple of weeks," Green said. "I practiced like it was a game. They didn’t play me many snaps, they wanted to just work me back in there. I’ll be ready (Thursday)."