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Bengals WR A.J. Green is ‘progressing’ but still hasn’t participated in practices

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is progressing but still has not participated in practice as he recovers from an ankle injury, according to Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals’ team website.

Green suffered the injury in training camp and has not played since.

This marks the second straight year that Green has dealt with injuries.

Last season, Green appeared in just nine games due to a toe issue, catching 46 passes for 694 yards and six touchdowns. It marked the first time in his NFL career that he did not make the Pro Bowl.

The 31-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Georgia, was originally selected by the Bengals with the fourth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

He tallied 1,000 yards in each of his first five seasons, with his best year coming in 2013 when he hauled in 98 receptions for 1,426 yards and 11 scores.

Green’s first year without 1,000 yards came in 2016, when injuries limited him to 10 games. That season, he snared 66 balls for 964 yards while reaching the end zone four times.

The Summerville, S.C. native is in the final year of his current deal, which has led some to question whether or not Cincinnati should trade him before the Week 8 deadline.

The Bengals have gotten off to an 0-6 start this season, good for the worst record in the league. Most recently, they fell to the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 23-17 on Sunday afternoon.

Cincinnati will now head home to play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday before heading on the road to battle the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8.

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