The wait for A.J. Green continues, as the Bengals receiver is not expected to play this week in Cleveland vs. the Browns, according to Zac Taylor.
A.J. Green won't play Sunday, according to Zac Taylor, but the #Bengals still think he will play this year.— Laurel Pfahler (@LaurelPfahler) December 4, 2019
That means Green will have just three more chances to play this season — Week 15 vs. the Patriots, Week 16 vs. the Dolphins and Week 17 vs. the Browns.
On one hand, it would be brutal for Green to miss the entire season before becoming a free agent this coming offseason, which could make it very challenging for him to get an extension that pays him like one of NFL’s top receivers.
On the other hand, how much can he really salvage from this lost season by playing in 2-3 games compared to risking another injury that would further nuke his stock?
It’s a tough spot for Green and the Bengals, but it’s clear that both sides are hoping he can play again this season.