The Bengals were able to withstand a game without their leading receiver yesterday, but that should be changing soon.
Wideout A.J. Green replied “yes” when pressed on his availability for next week’s game against the Jaguars, after missing yesterday’s win over the Ravens.
“I’ll practice this week and see how it goes, but I think I’ll be fine,” Green said, via Richard Skinner of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I was at 40 percent last week and I feel about 80 percent today. I haven’t had any soreness after I’ve worked out.”
Of course, they can almost afford to give him time to recover from his toe injury, considering the way Mohamed Sanu is playing.
Sanu had five catches for a career-high 125 yards and added 27 yards rushing on two carries. It was his second 100-yard receiving game in three weeks, and is on pace for more than 1,000 yards.
“It’s been what we expected really from Mo when we took Mo [in the draft],” Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said. “He and Marvin [Jones] have always jockeyed for position. He’s got it back and he’s taking advantage of the whole thing. It’s great.”