A.J. Green to return for Bengals by Week 5 at latest


Although the Cincinnati Bengals' victory over the Atlanta Falcons was a pyrrhic one, the early signs on A.J. Green's toe injury are positive.

If Green can't go against the Tennessee Titans this week, the Bengals' official website expects him to be ready after the Week 4 bye for the Oct. 5 game in New England.

Green's ligament strain knocked him out of Sunday's bout on the opening series, but did not require crutches after the game.

If Giovani Bernard and Mohamed Sanu can carry the offense for one more week, the Bengals will be sitting pretty in the AFC North with Green and perhaps even Marvin Jones (foot) returning to add playmaking ability outside the numbers and down the field.

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