The Bengals offense relies heavily on wide receiver A.J. Green, which makes the prospect of him missing part of the season with an injury a scary one in Cincinnati.
It doesn’t look like they have to worry about the bruised knee that Green suffered early in camp forcing him out of the lineup, however. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Green returned to practice for the Bengals after almost three full weeks on the sideline.
Per the report, Green mostly did individual drills in his return to the field and the Bengals will likely do whatever they can to ease Green back into the mix in order to minimize the chance of aggravating the injury. Whether that means he’ll be playing on Saturday against the Titans remains to be seen, although he likely has a chance since coach Marvin Lewis said Wednesday that any injured player with a chance of playing in that game would practice on Wednesday.
If he doesn’t go this week, Green will have two more preseason games still on the schedule to get himself acclimated to game situations. That should be plenty of work to ensure the Bengals’ top offensive weapon is where he needs to be for the start of the season.