AJ Green, Andrew Whitworth miss practice; Gresham Returns


Aug 23, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive back Tramon Williams (38) breaks up a fade pattern to Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver AJ Green (18) during the pre-season game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are holding their first postseason practice today, and making his return is starting tight end Jermaine Gresham, but noticeably absent was All-Pro wide receiver AJ Green:

Don’t be surprised to see the likes of AJ Green and Andrew Whitworth on the list, as this is likely a rest day for them:

The news is not as good for starting center Kyle Cook and cornerback Terence Newman:

Based on today, it seems likely that Gresham will make his return this week after missing Week 17 against the Baltimore Ravens. But Newman, Cook and Eifert will need to practice fully tomorrow or Friday to have a realistic shot at playing Sunday.

If Newman can’t go, Dre Kirkpatrick will start in his place again.

If Cook is out, Trevor Robinson will start in his place. Of all the injured players, Newman is the most important, as the Chargers has as many as four legitimate receiving threats, including WR Kennan Allen ,who had 8 catches for 106 yards (13.3 avg.) in his last game vs. Bengals.

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