Bengals Acquire Sharif Finch On Waivers, Place A.J. Green On Reserve/Injured


The Bengals today acquired LB Sharif Finch on waivers from the Tennessee Titans, and placed WR A.J. Green on the Reserve/Injured list.

Finch (6-4, 250), a second-year player out of Temple University, originally was a college free agent signee of the Titans in 2018. He has played in 23 games (three starts) for Tennessee over the past two seasons, recording 35 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery on defense. He also had nine special teams tackles over that span.

Green, a ninth-year veteran, has been rehabbing from an ankle injury suffered in the first practice of training camp. He has not played in 2019.

Green is the only NFL WR since the 1970 merger to start his career with seven consecutive Pro Bowl nominations (2011-17). His seven Pro Bowl selections are third in Bengals history, behind HOF OT Anthony Munoz (11) and DT Geno Atkins (eight). He currently ranks second in team history in receptions (602) and receiving yards (8907). Chad Johnson, who played 10 seasons with the Bengals, is first in both categories (751 and 10,783). Green also is the Bengals' all-time leader in 100-yard receiving games (33), after passing Johnson (31) last season.