According to Adam Schefter, it might make sense for Bengals WR A.J. Green not to rush his return from a training camp ankle injury given the Bengals are 0-3 and he’s set to hit free agency after this season.
Green has already been ruled out for the next two weeks and Cincinnati has a Week 9 bye. The Bengals and Green were discussing a contract extension before this year, but Green’s injury threw a wrench into those negotiations.
Kitchens wouldn’t say if he had called NFL head of officiating Al Riveron regarding a fight between Browns WR Odell Beckham and Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey that had Kitchens lobbying for Humphrey to be ejected for choking Beckham. (Nate Ulrich)
He added he wanted his players, namely Beckham, to be treated fairly by the officials: “I just want to have consistency on how we’re going to deal with things. I don’t like seeing our player on-field and somebody’s hands around his throat. I don’t think that needs to be in our game.” (Scott Petrak)
The Cleveland Browns worked out TE C.J. Conrad, DL Frank Herron, and DL Jeremiah Ledbetter on Monday. (Howard Balzer)
Williams was inactivated for the game following a pregame workout where he was noticeably limited with a knee injury he picked up Saturday. His absence didn’t help a Ravens defensive unit that allowed more than 500 yards of offense to the Browns.
Garafolo adds sources tell him other players intervened before the confrontation could turn physical.
Ravens HC John Harbaugh said he’s not sure about Williams’ availability in Week 5 but he is not dealing with a long-term injury: “It’s not a long-term injury, for sure. It’s not going to be a surgery or anything like that. I don’t even know if I want to categorize it, because it’s just something that he has to deal with.” (Jamison Hensley)
Harbaugh added recently-signed LBL.J. Fort will help the team and could play as soon as Sunday: “He’s going to help us on both defense and special teams.” (Jeff Zrebiec)