He left the game early, and did not return.
An update later in the day said Green is now believed to have a sprained ligament in his foot.
It's also considered turf toe, and the Sunday night reports say Green could be back by Week 5, according to the Bengals Web site. Mohamed Sanu had a big day in Green's absence and Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher are next up on the depth chart. With Marvin Jones already out, it's a hit to QB Andy Dalton's value as well. The Bengals may end up leaning a little more on RB Giovani Bernard in the passing game with RB Jeremy Hill getting more carries. Both stood out vs. Atlanta in Week 2. Sanu appears to be poised for a busy Week 3 and makes for a sneaky pickup and start. If you pick up Sanu, keep in mind both Jones and Green are now on track to be back Week 5.
Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm
Sunday, September 7, 2014, 7:12pm
Eifert was forced from Sunday's season-opening 23-16 win versus the Baltimore Ravens after landing awkwardly on his arm in the first quarter. It appeared that Eifert dislocated his elbow on the play.
He was immediately sent to the locker room and did not return. Prior to the injury, Eifert was leading the Bengals' aerial attack with three catches for 37 yards in 12 minutes of action.
NFL Media's Albert Breer reports, per a Bengals source, that the team believes the pass-catching tight end dislocated his elbow, likely sidelining him for an extended period.
Jay Glazer is reporting the hope is Eifert only misses a few weeks. With WR Marvin Jones also injured, the Bengals will have to lean heavily on WR Mohamed Sanu and RB Giovani Bernard in the passing game. Jermaine Gresham and Alexander Smith are next in line at TE with Gresham likely the guy to get a bulk of the work.
Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:45pm
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:23pm
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:02pm
While there is still a month before Marvin Jones is expected to return to the Cincinnati Bengals' receiver rotation, he still showed signs of progress Wednesday as he begins a new phase of rehab for his surgically repaired left foot.
For the first time since hurting his foot in a training-camp practice three weeks ago, Jones was off crutches and out of the scooter he had been using to keep pressure off his foot. Each of those devices have been tossed away as he has started walking on his own power. He's still in a protective boot, but he can at least walk around normally without any other assistance.
As a result, the wideout felt compelled to catch passes off to the side Wednesday afternoon while his teammates went through their second workout ahead of Sunday's season opener at Baltimore.
He should be back Week 5 when the Bengals go to New England.
Jones is still a favorite here at 4for4, and we expect him to make some noise in the second half of the season once he gets back into the swing of things.
Jones, who broke a bone in his foot on Saturday, is expected to miss the Bengals’ three September games and then return when Cincinnati comes back from its bye week at New England on October 5, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The 24-year-old Jones emerged as the Bengals’ No. 2 wide receiver last season, catching 51 passes for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns.
If you haven't seen by now, we've been all over Jones as a potential sleeper this season. And while he'll miss some time, he should prove to have some value when he gets back for Week 5. We're now telling owners to still draft him, but as a WR5 later in drafts. While he’s out, the Bengals will count on Mohamed Sanu and Dane Sanzenbacher.
Surgery was performed to put a pin in his fifth metatarsal. It’s similar to the injury that cost Mohamed Sanu the last month of the 2012 season.
Jones emerged as a playmaker last season, catching 51 passes for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns, and paired with A.J. Green for one of the AFC’s top tandems of wideouts.
But now, they’re going to have to work without him for some time, opening the door for Sanu or Dane Sanzenbacher to play a more prominent role.
From our injury expert Russell Manalastas: "Normal fracture recovery timetables are around 4-6, 6-8 weeks. Unfortunately, if this is indeed a Jones fracture, due to the poor blood supply to this region, that timeline will probably be pushed back to 10-12 weeks, with that time frame being optimistic. For example, Aaron Dobson just came back from this same injury almost 4 months (16 weeks) from the surgery. The thing you need to consider most when allowing players to return to high level impact such as running, cutting, etc. is 1) pain with impact, 2) healing of the bone around the screw to prevent the likelihood of another incidence. I don't believe he's worth drafting at this time, but definitely someone to monitor during the season as a potential waiver wire addition."
Ten to 12 weeks would put Jones's return in the Week 8 to Week 11 window. If that's the case, he could end up tagged as "IR/designated to return" meaning that he'd miss at least the first eight weeks. We should know more soon, specifically the nature of the injury. Once we confirm whether it's a Jones fracture, we will have a better idea of when he'll be back.
This is positive news, but we're only recommending Jones as a late-round pick, at best, if your league does not have an IR slot.
Monday, August 4, 2014, 2:39pm
Jones was on the non-football injury list, but injured his ankle before training camp. Gresham has a back injury and had offseason hernia surgery.
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 4:17pm
After playing just 48% of the snaps in 2013, there is healthy skepticism in the fantasy community that Marvin Jones is truly the team's WR2, but all indications this offseason say that he is safe in that role. Sanu has been playing well in camp, but Jones was tremendously productive in his targets/snaps last season.
Watching the rest of his team compete and run around has challenged his patience, but he's stayed confident in his progress working on the side field.
"In due time I will be out there," Jones said.
The most important question in regard to Jones' status is if he's concerned about possibly missing the start of the regular season. He wasn't having that.
"No, I'll be ready," Jones said.
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