Green expects to return for game against Jacksonville

A.J. Green said he expects to play next Sunday against the Jaguars.

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CINCINNATI — After missing three games due to a turf toe injury, Bengals receiver A.J. Green said he expects to be back for next Sunday’s game against Jacksonville.

The All Pro receiver did not practice this past week but did rehab drills on the side. That was progress considering he had been able to do much the past couple weeks.

Green, who has 17 receptions for 314 yards and two touchdowns, has not played since Oct. 5 at New England. He also missed most of the Week 2 game against Atlanta due to the injury.

"I think I’ll be back. I’ll practice this week and see how it goes, but I think I’ll be fine," Green said after the Bengals beat the Ravens 27-24. "I was at 40 percent last week and I feel about 80 percent today. I haven’t had any soreness after I’ve worked out."

With Green out of the lineup and Marvin Jones on injured reserve, Mohamed Sanu has stepped up. Sanu has two 100-yard games the past three weeks including 125 yards on five receptions against Baltimore. Greg Little, who was signed on Oct. 14, had three receptions for 42 yards.