OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Ravens can cross worrying about a Pro Bowl receiver off their list for Sunday.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green told reporters on Thursday in Cincinnati that his right ankle is swollen, and he won't play this Sunday against the Ravens.
Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) will not play this Sunday. pic.twitter.com/DCDMYsC8eO
— NFL (@NFL) November 7, 2019
Green hasn't played this season while recovering from an ankle injury he suffered in late July. The Bengals, in his absence, are 0-8 this season.
A.J. Green confirmed that he won't play this week. #Bengals
— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) November 7, 2019
In his eight NFL seasons, he's only failed to reach the 1,000-yard plateau twice in his career. In those seasons, he played in just nine and 10 games.
Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters spoke Thursday about what Green's arrival would mean for the rest of the roster.
"We all know who A.J. Green is as a player, we all know what he brings to the game, so you've got to respect that," Peters said. "If he's going to be out there, we're going to prepare for that. If he's not, we'll just be ready to go and guard whoever's out there."
Now, the Ravens will have to prepare for Ryan Finley to make his debut without one of the NFL's best weapons on offense.
The news came just a day after coach Zac Taylor said that he expected Green would play on Sunday.
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