What you need to know about Friday’s injury report – NFL.com

A.J. Green is participating in the Cincinnati Bengals‘ final practice of the week, per the team’s official website, and appears on pace to play Sunday against Jacksonville.

The star wideout has been nursing a toe injury and missed the past three games. He told NFL Media’s Stacey Dales after last week’s win over the Baltimore Ravens he felt 80 percent and would play Week 9.

Participating in his third straight practice to end the week certainly indicates he should have a good chance to return, barring a setback.

“If everything stays the way it is, he’ll play,” Lewis said.

Facing a Jags defense that has allowed 24 completions of 20-plus air yards, it could be a great return for the wideout. Playing the 1-7 Jags is also a reason some expected the Bengals to hold out their star another week and perhaps get him back to 100 percent.

However, as he’s indicated the past fortnight, Green is itching to get back on the field.

What other injuries are we following Friday? Check below:

1. The Bengals were not so optimistic with running back Giovani Bernard, who was ruled out. The second-year back is dealing with an injured clavicle and a hip pointer. He also battled a rib injury earlier this month.

“The rest will be good for him,” Lewis said.

2. The Cowboys listed quarterback Tony Romo (back) as questionable.

3. After sustaining a concussion on Sunday, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson is probable for the team’s game against Dallas. Running back Stepfan Taylor (calf) is out. Safety Tony Jefferson, who suffered a concussion last week, is questionable.

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