Originally written on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 11/18/11
Barring an amazing recovery, A.J. Green will not play on Sunday against Baltimore. Green missed his third straight day of practice on Friday and is listed as doubtful on the Bengals injury report. There have been rare exceptions where someone has been able to go when they haven’t practiced, but Green didn’t sound confident about his prospects. When asked whether Green would play, the most head coach Marvin Lewis would allow is “I don’t know.” Andre Caldwell would get the start in place of Green but the one receiver who will have to stand up is Jerome Simpson. With the exception of two games and one play at Tennessee, that has not been the case this year. According to Pro Football Focus, Simpson has the second-worst catch percentage among receivers who have had over 50 passes intended for him. Simpson has 26 receptions out of 56 targets for a 46.4 catch percentage. The worst in the league is Oakland’s Denarius Moore at 45.1 percent (23 of 51). The fourth-year player has been wildly i...
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