CINCINNATI — The Bengals will be without wide receiver A.J. Green for Sunday’s home game against Baltimore, the third straight game the Pro Bowler will miss because of a turf toe injury.
Green is one of seven inactives for the Bengals, along with running back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, linebacker Rey Maualuga, offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson, defensive end Will Clarke and defensive tackle Brandon Thompson.
Green has 17 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns this season but hasn’t played since Oct. 5 at New England. Brandon Tate is expected to start in his place. Mohamed Sanu leads the Bengals with 30 receptions for 408 yards and three touchdowns.
Green has caught touchdown passes of more than 50 yards in each of the last three games against the Ravens, including a game-winning 77-yard score in Week 1 this season. He progressed through the week, doing agility drills and other exercises with trainers but never participated in practice.
Maualuga is out for the second straight game with a hamstring injury. Vinny Rey is expected to start in place of Maualuga. SAM linebacker Emmanuel Lamur is back in the lineup after missing last week’s 27-0 loss at Indianapolis with a shoulder injury.