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Bengals Thursday practice update: A.J. Green back at Bengals practice

The Bengals are as healthy as you could ask for as they get ready for a physical matchup with the Ravens.

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It looks as though A.J. Green is just fine and will be playing on Sunday after the Bengals receiver missed Wednesday's practice, but was back on the field on Thursday.

Green was practicing with his teammates during Thursday's session after a left knee injury kept him out yesterday. He never appeared to injure the knee during Sunday's 24-19 win over the Chargers, so it may have just been sore and the Bengals simply were cautious with it.

Green missed three games with a toe injury in 2014, which he dealt with in an ongoing manner for the first five weeks of the season. Cincinnati wasn't about to let a similar situation happen if his knee was bothering him, but since he's already back practicing, expect him to play Sunday.

The other big new coming out of Thursday's session was that rookie Marcus Hardison was able to practice. The fourth-round draft pick had a god showing in the preseason before a knee injury suffered in his first regular-season practice knocked him out for the next two weeks. He can play both defensive end and tackle, but he probably won't be a gameday active until he gets in at least a full week of practice.

Andrew Whitworth was also back at practice after getting a veteran's rest day off Wednesday. The only player who didn't practice was defensive tackle Pat Sims. A hip injury has now cost the veteran defensive tackle two practices. If he can't practice on Friday, he likely won't play against Baltimore on Sunday. That could open the door for Brandon Thompson to get his first gameday action against the Ravens, after he was a healthy scratch in Weeks 1 and 2.

Be sure to check back at Cincy Jungle later for the full injury and practice participation report.