A.J. Green is planning on playing Sunday, when the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Pittsburgh for a prime-time contest hailed as the unofficial AFC North title game.
Green told ESPN minutes after Monday night's 37-28 win over the Denver Broncos that he had a bruised right biceps following a hard shot he suffered on the Bengals' second drive of the game.
As we always like to point out, it's tough to trust a player when he says he's going to play. But it's at least a bit of good news if you need Green Week 17. Cameras caught Green grimacing multiple times as trainers tried to work on his arm on the sideline. At one point, he even went into the locker room for X-rays. Green said the tests were negative.