The Cincinnati Bengals are making their home debut tonight, but several players will have to wait before they are able to suit up for live action in front of their home crowd.
The biggest player to miss tonight will be All-Pro A.J. Green, who returned to practice earlier this week after missing the previous two weeks due to a bone bruise that was considered minor.
Green finished this past season with 97 receptions for 1,350 yards and 11 touchdowns and made the Pro Bowl for the second time in just his second season while also being named to the NFL All-Pro team.
Pro Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth is also out, as he continues to work his way back into football shape after missing the entire offseason due to knee surgery.
Also out are the following Bengals:
WR: Andrew Hawkins,
LBs: Vinncent Rey, Sean Porter and Emmanuel Lamur are out.
SS: George Iloka
DL: Michael Johnson, Carlos Dunlap, Brandon Thompson
OL: Reid Fragel and Tanner Hawkinson