Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bengals WR A.J. Green plans to return in Week 9.
He recently said that the toe won’t be 100 percent all year long; the question is when he’ll be healthy enough that he can get through a game.
Whether Green ultimately wins the debate with those in position to advise him on whether he should come back next week remains to be seen. Something to keep in mind is the Browns come to Cincinnati only four days later, so there’s a chance Green waits until the prime-time game against Cleveland rather than play Week 9 and then four days later.