Cincinnati Bengals: Eifert on IR and More Injury News

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Nov 20, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) is carted off the field after being injured in the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) is carted off the field after being injured in the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 18, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) reacts after a defensive play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) reacts after a defensive play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Steelers won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Two players on the Cincinnati Bengals are still up in the air with only two moves made on Monday, so what is happening with Vontaze Burfict and A.J. Green.

Vontaze Burfict in concussion protocol

The Bengals defensive leader was sidelined on Saturday against the Texans as he was still in concussion protocol. Burfict, who suffered concussion-like issues in 2014, with a cervical strain. He really calmed himself down, but was a target for the Pittsburgh Steelers who were trying to take the rules into their own hands and the NFL allowed it.

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Burfict will still need to clear concussion protocol before he can even practice. If he is not clear by Friday, he will be shut down for the final game of the season. However, if he passes, he will do everything he can to get back on the field against the Ravens, the real reason for the suspension at the beginning of the season.

A.J. Green’s Hamstring

The Cincinnati Bengals ownership stepped in and shut down the Bengals wide receiver for their week 16 match up against the Texans. However, it is still anyone’s guess on whether it was just for the week for further evaluation or for the season.

However, he has still not been placed on the IR so there is a chance he makes his last ditch attempt to get to 1,000 yards. Ownership went outside the organization and the team doctors to get their judgement last week. Do they not trust the team doctors or is it another way for the cheap Mike Brown to save a buck, if there is a performance bonus at risk?

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The Cincinnati Bengals have some big starters injured and the season is at the end. Resting players is a smart move in someways but it is coming into question when history is at steak. Will Green and Burfict join Eifert and Bodine on the bench or will they let them play? We will have to wait and see, either way, the Bengals still have a divisional game ahead of them to finish this season.

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