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A.J. Green vows to play this week, but Mohamed Sanu has him covered

Baltimore Ravens v Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 26 : Mohamed Sanu #12 of the Cincinnati Bengals waves to the fans as he walks off of the field after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 at Paul Brown Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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The Bengals were able to withstand a game without their leading receiver yesterday, but that should be changing soon.

Wideout A.J. Green replied “yes” when pressed on his availability for next week’s game against the Jaguars, after missing yesterday’s win over the Ravens.

I’ll practice this week and see how it goes, but I think I’ll be fine,” Green said, via Richard Skinner of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “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.”

Of course, they can almost afford to give him time to recover from his toe injury, considering the way Mohamed Sanu is playing.

Sanu had five catches for a career-high 125 yards and added 27 yards rushing on two carries. It was his second 100-yard receiving game in three weeks, and is on pace for more than 1,000 yards.

“It’s been what we expected really from Mo when we took Mo [in the draft],” Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said. “He and Marvin [Jones] have always jockeyed for position. He’s got it back and he’s taking advantage of the whole thing. It’s great.”
Sanu set up Andy Dalton’s game-winning touchdown run with a 53-yard reception, had a 48-yarder to set up their first touchdown of the game, and added a 26-yard reverse. Coupled with his ability to throw the ball, he’s become a multipurpose threat for the Bengals which should serve them well whenever Green returns.