Bengals WR Green sheds walking boot
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has shed his protective boot, marking a positive step in his recovery from ankle surgery.
Green told reporters on Wednesday that he has progressed to running on a gravity assisted treadmill, but he stopped short of placing a timetable on a possible return to the field.
"Just making sure I don't come back too soon and hurt it again," said Green, who worked out with Bengals strength and conditioning coach Joey Boese on Wednesday.
Green was carted off the field during the team's first training camp practice at the University of Dayton.
The 31-year-old missed seven games last season with an injured right toe, falling short of 1,000 receiving yards for just the second time in his eight-year career.
Green has 602 receptions for 8,907 yards and 63 touchdowns in 111 games since the Bengals selected him fourth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Elsewhere, left tackle Cordy Glenn missed another practice as he remains in concussion protocol. He was concussed during the preseason on Aug. 15.
With first-round pick Jonah Williams out for the season, veteran Andre Smith started at left tackle in Week 1, allowing a sack and committing a holding penalty.
Meanwhile, the Bengals waived quarterback Jeff Driskel from injured reserve with an injury settlement.
Driskel, 26, started five games in 2018 in place of injured starter Andy Dalton, going 1-4 while throwing for 1,003 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He was beaten out for the backup job by fourth-round rookie Ryan Finley, and Jacob Dolegala was named the third-stringer.
--Field Level Media
© Copyright Reuters Ltd. All rights reserved. The information contained in this news report may not be published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of Reuters Ltd.