Jul 25, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) is attended to after being injured on a play during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Green Out for this Week & Preseason Opener vs Atlanta Falcons

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July 28, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (left) stands next to wide receiver Cobi Hamilton (87) during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Cincinnati Bengals will likely be without All-Pro receiver A.J. Green for the upcoming week after he injured his knee during the first practice of Bengals training camp. Though it was ruled as just just a bone bruise, the coaches and trainers don’t want to put their best player in an unnecessary situation in which he could re-injure it, or further damage it.

Geoff Hobson is now reporting Green will not practice this week and that there’s a good chance he won’t suit up on August 8th for the Thursday Night Football Preseason Opener vs. the Atlanta Falcons:

 

 

This shouldn’t be viewed as a negative situation though, as younger receivers like  Cobi Hamilton and Roy Roundtree will get playing time in preseason games, which translates to more in-game experience than they would have normally gotten.

Both Hamilton and Roundtree have been one of the pleasent surprises through the first week of practice. Hamilton has quickly gone from a fringe player, to a legitimate threat to earn playing time ahead of Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones, while Roundtree may not make the roster, but is an early favorite to earn a post on the practice squad.

 

 

 

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