It looks like A.J. Green won’t be making his debut this week.
Green failed to practice Wednesday, as the receiver is day-to-day and now in rehab mode, per Geoff Hobson. That makes it sound like he’ll not only remain out this week vs. the Raiders, but he’s already looking doubtful to play in Week 12 vs. the Jets. It’s highly unlikely Green will play without practicing fully for three-straight days, which he obviously can’t do if he’s still rehabbing the surgically-repaired ankle, which began swelling last week after he suffered a setback.
The other notable absentees Wednesday were receiver Alex Erickson (back) and Dre Kirkpatrick (knee). Kirkpatrick probably won’t play this week after hyperextending his knee in early October. With such a long layoff, he too will likely need a full week of practice before he returns to game action.
It looks like Alex Redmond (knee/ankle) is nearing a return after he practiced limitedly today, while Bobby Hart (shoulder) was limited due to an injury he suffered Sunday.
Drew Sample (ankle) remained sidelined following his injury Sunday, which could eventually lead to him being placed on injured reserve.
Bengals Injury Report
The Raiders had a few starters on offense working in limited fashion today. Trent Brown (knee), Rodney Hudson (ankle) and Josh Jacobs (shoulder) were each limited. David Sharpe (calf) and Josh Mauro (groin) were also limited.
Both Dwayne Harris (foot) and Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) are dealing with injuries but were full participants in practice. Only Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) did not practice today.