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Bengals Wednesday practice recap: A.J. Green on rehab field, Domata Peko sidelined

The Bengals continue to be without A.J. Green, and some other notable names sat out on Wednesday, too.

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As the Bengals hit the practice field Wednesday, A.J. Green was once again on the rehab field.

The All-Pro receiver is still recovering from a partially torn hamstring that has sidelined him for the past two games. It likely will be a third if Green can’t get in at least one full session this week.

Green was joined on the rehab field on Wednesday by safety Derron Smith, who is battling through a thigh injury, as well as long-snapper Clark Harris, who has a groin injury.

Smith has also missed the past two games after suffering his injury during practice leading up to the Ravens game. He could return soon, and that would be a nice boost to the secondary. He’s played both safety spots, as well as a handful of snaps as a nickel corner.

Harris has been sidelined for the past two games after being injured in Week 11. Tyler Ott has been the long-snapper in his place since then. The good news is Harris has practiced in a limited capacity in each of the past two weeks, so his return could come very soon. And luckily, Ott has filled in well.

Also sitting out Wednesday was wide receiver James Wright. He’s gotten a day off here and there during the season, but he also left Sunday’s game with a knee injury.

That was on the same knee that Wright had surgery on during the 2014 season and subsequent microfracture surgery to further repair in August 2015. That led to him missing the 2015 season and most of this offseason. If he can’t go this week, Cody Core and Alex Erickson will be getting a lot more snaps in Cleveland. They both caught passes in last week’s win over the Eagles.

Two players who missed Week 13 were unable to practice again on Wednesday as tight end C.J. Uzomah and defensive end Wallace Gilberry were not working.

Both Uzomah and Gilberry have calf injuries that have been plaguing them in recent weeks. It’s unclear right now if they’ll be healthy enough to play in Week 14.

Seeing defensive tackle Domata Peko not practice is a little surprising. Peko never appeared to be injured in Sunday’s win over the Eagles, so this may just be a veteran’s rest day. He doesn’t get these as often as Andrew Whitworth, but Peko does get a day off here and the to rest his 32-year-old body.

Be sure to check back later for the full practice and participation report for Wednesday for both the Bengals and Browns.