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A.J. Green will likely play on Saturday, but he won’t play much

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The Bengals have had several key players sidelined at various points this summer by injuries, with wide receiver A.J. Green’s bruised knee starting things off at an early training camp practice.

Green returned to practice last week, but didn’t play in the team’s second preseason game. It looks like he’ll take that next step on Saturday when the Bengals travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys.

“At some point you will see A.J. Green. He may be beside me in warmups. I think he’s making the trip,” Lewis said, via the Bengals website. “It will be good to at least play a little bit and it will be fun for him to play. He wants to play. He’s ready to play and we’ll go from there.”

Green won’t be playing much, however. Lewis said he’s not a subscriber to the theory that a team’s starters have to play deep into the third preseason game of the year — “It’s way different than it used to be,” he explained — and Green’s not a player worth pushing one snap beyond what’s necessary given his importance to the team’s offensive scheme.

The status of other players, like tackle Andrew Whitworth and defensive end Carlos Dunlap, is less certain.

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7 Responses to “A.J. Green will likely play on Saturday, but he won’t play much”
  1. eaglesfan036 says: Aug 23, 2013 11:52 AM

    No need for him to play much, he’s already proved to be a Top 5 receiver.

  2. bengalguy says: Aug 23, 2013 12:08 PM

    AJ Green….better than any of your players!!!

  3. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 23, 2013 2:18 PM

    old slow team.

  4. whodeythinkgonnabeatdembengals says: Aug 23, 2013 5:31 PM

    crownofthehelmet says: Aug 23, 2013 2:18 PM

    old slow team.

    Old? Slow?. Actually we have a top 5 team in terms of average age. Not old and slow, they’ve actually been making really good decisions the last 5 or so . Its starting to show. Beware the Bengals in a cupcake AFC North!

  5. bengalguy says: Aug 23, 2013 10:06 PM

    Don’t take it personal whodey….crownof is a Steeler troll, and his comment was meant for me.

    A LITTLE BITTER CROWN????

  6. sellout1983 says: Aug 24, 2013 1:39 PM

    I can’t wait for AJ to rip up the Steeler secondary on Monday night football. Who Dey!

  7. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 24, 2013 2:42 PM

    I guess if posting “old slow team” means I’m bitter, then OK. Thanks for the psychoanalysis bengalguy.

    But I wonder who’d be more bitter, in general – a Steeler fan or a Bengal fan. Hmmm, tough call.

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