A.J. Green set for “very limited” practice Thursday

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Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green‘s rehab from the ankle injury that’s kept him off the field since late July took a step forward on Wednesday when he ran and cut at full speed for the first time.

It’s set to take another big step forward on Thursday. Geoff Hobson of the team’s website reports that Green is in helmet and pads at practice and set for “very limited” participation in the team’s workout.

Whatever his participation level, Green’s return to practice comes at a time when there’s been a spike in trade chatter involving him. Green said on Wednesday that he hasn’t heard anything about a deal and that he doesn’t “fantasize” about one, but added that he’s prepared for anything.

A return to game action this weekend is probably out of reach, but getting back to full speed ahead of the October 29 deadline likely wouldn’t do much to decrease speculation that Green could be on the move from the only NFL team he’s ever known.

13 responses to “A.J. Green set for “very limited” practice Thursday

  1. Bengals are going nowhere and should start the rebuild process now.
    Trade Green to the Patriots out of respect and a ‘thank you’ for his years of great service to the team.

  2. If you’re the Bungles what sort of justification could you possibly have for not trying to move AJ? Bringing in a haul (2 decent picks) might be the biggest opportunity you have right now to get better at some point……….

  3. Couldn’t agree more with trading him. One, respect, class act. Done nothing but great things in cincy and fans would love to see him get a chance for a ring. Two, we are not going anywhere so lets start the process to get better…

    Yeah, that hurt to say. I threw up in my purse right after that…

  4. fmiaakammqbpft says:
    October 10, 2019 at 3:09 pm
    If you’re the Bungles what sort of justification could you possibly have for not trying to move AJ? Bringing in a haul (2 decent picks) might be the biggest opportunity you have right now to get better at some point……….

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    Green has repeatedly said that he wanted to play out his career with one team. If he doesn’t want to be traded, you should respect his wishes (especially since the Bengals, no matter how good or bad they are doing, are always better with him on the field).

    The other reason for holding on to him is because he’s the main fan favorite. Fans have been turning their back on the team (as evidenced by the empty seats). Sure, winning games will bring back the fans. That won’t happen in the immediate future in a meaningful way, so at the very least they could keep around players that people love to watch. Green is loved by the fanbase, and getting rid of him would basically leave fans with little to no reason to care about the team.

    Lastly, getting a decent pick for AJ would help the rebuild process. That said, the Bengals haven’t hit no their high picks lately. First rounders tend to get bit by the injury bug, and some just haven’t panned out. Do you keep an aging sure-thing or trade him for a younger likely-won’t-work-out? The Bengals are where they are because a lot of picks over the last 5-6 years haven’t really performed the way they were supposed to. Adding more picks doesn’t change this

  5. How has Kansas City not sent over a first round pick to Cincy yet??

    Do it before New England does…

  6. AJ loves Bengal land. What does that say about the guy? Don’t want him on my team. He’s also soft as Charmin, not to insult Charmin.

  7. AJ Green is not soft. Don’t you remember how he manhandled and beat Jalen Ramsey in that fight? The man is a professional. A pro’s pro. I hope the Bengals do the right thing by AJ Green for all he has done for the organization over the years

  8. Trading AJ to a contending team makes no sense since it’s a late first round pick. And they will want our second or third which is unfortunately gonna be high unless things change. Unless someone offers the world, keep him and franchise him next year.

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