The Cincinnati Bengals were missing two key pass-catchers from practice yesterday in superstar wide receiver A.J. Green and rookie tight end Tyler Eifert, and there were more concerns regarding Eifertâ€™s status than Greenâ€™s. Even though losing Green would be devastating, his absence yesterday was clearly just a rest day, since he didnâ€™t seem to suffer any injury in the Bengals win over the Baltimore Ravens last week. His status for this weekâ€™s Wild Card matchup against the San Diego Chargers was never in doubt.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirerâ€™s Joe Reedy, Green is back at practice today, and this confirms that Green merely took a rest day on Wednesday and will be a full-go against an awful Chargers defense. Expect the elite wideout to have a monster game on Sunday, and the 98-catch receiver is going up against a team with just one good player in the secondary (Eric Weddle is excellent, but one free safety canâ€™t cover up everything, especially against Green).