Bengals Make Final Decision On AJ Green
The Bengals made a final decision on AJ Green.
Green, 31, has not played in a single game so far this year.
Unfortunately, that trend will continue as Cincinnati has reportedly placed its star wide receiver on injured reserve.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapaport, Green will finish the year off without having played a single snap.
After waiting on him for the entire season, the #Bengals have placed WR AJ Green on Injured Reserve. This officially closes the door on him on him playing for 2019.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 23, 2019
“After waiting on him for the entire season, the Bengals have placed WR AJ Green on Injured Reserve,” Rapaport tweeted out.
Cincinnati currently sits at 1-14 through 15 games and has locked up the No. 1 seed in the 2020 NFL Draft. The team will likely select Heisman winner and LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with that pick.
With that in mind, it makes perfect sense for the Bengals not to rush Green back for no reason. Whether they finish 1-15 or 2-14 really makes no difference at all, but Burrow will need Green at 100 percent for a smooth transition to the pros.