Confirmed by multiple sources now, A.J. Green is highly unlikely to report to the Cincinnati Bengals facility before the Oct. 29 trade deadline. In which case, Green may well have played his final snap in Cincy colours. There's a few contributing factors at play here as to why his return date is being dragged out.
The San Francisco 49ers have taken the league by storm this season. The Kyle Shanahan-John Lynch project has finally gotten off the ground following two long disappointing seasons. Although the Niners did struggle the previous two seasons, avid watchers of the NFL could see that there was something special brewing in Santa Clara.
This most recent edition of Monday Night Football presented a fascinating match-up between two of the NFL's most intriguing teams. Both the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns kicked off on Monday night following a win and eager to prove to the rest of the NFL that they're not pretenders.
In the NFL, more often than not, when it rains - it pours. This is true for the Minnesota Vikings who currently boast the league's best rushing attack but the same can't be said for the team's air attack. Kirk Cousins struggles have continued through to this season which has caused a huge amount of frustration for Vikings fans and Viking players alike. More specifically the Vikings dynamic receiving duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.
49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh had arrived with Shanahan in 2017. Since then the SF defence has been historically bad. However, through two weeks in the NFL, the San Francisco defence looks revitalised.
Looking ahead to a packed weekend of NFL action.
The Niners will be fun this year, even if they don't make the playoffs.