Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told ESPN's NFL Insiders that wide receiver A.J. Green "woke up with some swelling" and has "no structural damage" but will need to see how it reacts this week. Green told reporters on Monday Night that he suffered a bruised right biceps, which kept his arm virtually immobile (and Dalton STILL targeted him). An MRI taken late in the first half showed there no fractures.
Green played 25 snaps against the Broncos on Monday but didn't record a reception. It's the second time in his career that he started a game and finished without a reception. The other was a six-snap effort earlier this year against Atlanta.
Cincinnati heads to Pittsburgh this weekend for the regular season finale. The winner will be crowned AFC North Champions and, depending on other scenarios, appear likely as the No. 3 seed (NOTE: Pittsburgh cannot advance to the No. 2 seed but Cincinnati can).
If he's able to play, Green will -- meaning he won't sit to rest for the playoffs. "If I can go, I'm going. No matter what it is," Green said. "We're playing for something big. We're playing for home-field advantage."