Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said A.J. Green was held out for precautionary measures after tweaking his hamstring.
Zac Taylor calls AJ Green tweak: "Precautionary." Says he felt pretty good. "I just told him he's done taking reps for the day. We'll see how he feels tomorrow."— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 17, 2020
The Bengals have suffered another setback at defensive tackle.
During Monday’s training camp practice, Renell Wren went down with a lower-body injury that led to him being carted off the field.
Now DT Renell Wren is face down on turf. Practice has stopped. Trainers attending to him. Cart coming out. #Bengals— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) August 17, 2020
Bengals DT Renell Wren being carted off the field. Was down for several minutes. Appeared to be a right leg injury. pic.twitter.com/Tsc8jwm28B— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) August 17, 2020
In addition, wide receiver A.J. Green had to bow out of practice early due to what looks like a minor leg issue.
Not sure what AJ Green did but trying to get stretched back out with help from training staff ..... looked good up to now #Bengals— Richard Skinner (@Local12Skinny) August 17, 2020
A.J. Green not in for this set of 11s. Was getting left hamstring looked at and stretched after last set of 7 on 7.— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) August 17, 2020
He’s still on field. No ice. But appears done for the day. #Bengals
A.J. Green appeared to aggravate his left hamstring during practice. He was testing it, cutting off to the side, getting stretched. He didn't go in to the locker room or anything serious like that. He was just hanging out on the side, but didn't finish up today's practice.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) August 17, 2020
It appears A.J. Green tweaked his hamstring during practice. He’s currently watching the rest of practice from the sideline. He doesn’t seem to be too concerned. #Bengals— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) August 17, 2020
Green is working his way back from an ankle injury that cost him the entire 2019 season. Now in a contract year for a second-straight season after being franchise tagged, the last thing Green needs is another injury that costs him significant time, but it doesn’t appear that’s the case here.
As for Wren, the 2019 fourth-round pick just came off the NFI list this past weekend. He’s in line for a bigger role in Year 2 after Josh Tupou opted out of the season and Ryan Glasgow was waived.
Thankfully, the team signed veteran Mike Daniels last week, but this is once again a thin position with undrafted free agent Trey Dishon being the only other defensive tackle behind Geno Atkins and D.J. Reader.
We will update this post if any more details come out...