A.J. Green will have to wait at least another week before making his 2019 season debut. On Monday, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor announced that the team's seven-time Pro Bowl receiver will not practice this week and therefore will not be on the field when the Bengals face the Baltimore Ravens on the road this Sunday in an AFC North divisional matchup.
With the 31-year-old Green slated to become a free agent next offseason, and with the Bengals off to an 0-5 start, rumblings have started to grow with regard to the possibility of Cincinnati trading green sometime in the near future. On Sunday, CBS NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora confirmed the rumblings, reporting that, based on conversations he's had with several NFL general managers, the Bengals will begin fielding calls for a "core of key players in the coming weeks" while naming Green as the "primary target," the story all said.