A.J. Green limited at Bengals practice Friday


Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was limited at practice Friday due to illness, while defensive end Michael Johnson returned to the injury report as a limited participant with the back injury he’s been battling the last few weeks.

Green spoke with reporters after practice and said he’s battling a cold.

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Left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (shoulder) and Tyler Kroft (wrist) were upgraded to full participants after going limited Thursday, while linebackers Vinny Rey (hamstring) and Nick Vigil (ankle) and safety Shawn Williams (hamstring) sat out again.

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Rey and Williams, who both missed the Cleveland game, worked on the rehab field for the second day in a row, although it’s unlikely either will play Monday vs. Pittsburgh.

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Vigil, who left the Browns game in the second half, was not present during the portion of practice open to the media either day and is expected to miss the first game of his career Monday, which means rookie sixth-round pick Jordan Evans should get the start at SAM linebacker.

For the Steelers, Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown showed up on the injury report Friday with a toe that kept him out of action. He joined five other Pittsburgh players on the sideline, each of whom also missed Thursday’s practice — linebackers James Harrison (knee) and Ryan Shazier (ankle), cornerback Joe Haden (fibula), safety Mike Mitchell (ankle) and tight end Vance McDonald (ankle).



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