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Quick Hits: Green A Go For Sunday; Vigil Returns; LTs not in sight; Driskel's Athleticism Draws Mates' Raves; Savage Already Knows Bengals Defense 

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) gestures during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 in Cincinnati. (NFL Photos via AP)

- All is semi-right with Bengaldom now that A.J. Green (toe) says he’ll play Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12, order tickets) against the Broncos at Paul Brown Stadium. After losing all three games with him out, as well as quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) for the year, Green says there’s no way he’d miss games even though they’ve dipped from 5-3 to 5-6 since he last touched the ball.

“I’m playing. I don’t care if we’re 0-15,” Green said before Wednesday’s practice …

- SAM linebacker Nick Vigil (knee), who has missed the last five games since getting hurt against the Steers Oct. 14, joined Green back on the field.

But there were no signs of left tackles Cordy Glenn and Jake Fisher with their back injuries in a week that culminates in an appointment with Denver’s Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate Bradley Chubb and his nine sacks …

_Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder), who missed his first game of the season last Sunday, also returned to practice and he, Green and Vigil were categorized as limited. Left end Carlos Dunlap (hip) and cornerback Tony McRae (concussion) were out ...

- Count Green as one of Jeff Driskel’s many fans on offense. Even he’s hardly caught a ball from Driskel in the three years Driskel has been here. He says he’s the best athlete on the team. Throw in running back Joe Mixon, too. He says Driskel is the second fastest guy on the team after wide receiver John Ross …

- New quarterback Tom Savage had only one thought when the Bengals claimed him on waivers. Not that he had expected to clear waivers and return to the 49ers: “My suitcase was in San Francisco and I was wondering what I was going to wear for clothes.” Savage, a fifth-year player with a 2-7 starting record, won his first NFL start against the Bengals, 12-10, on Christmas Eve in 2016 for the Texans despite generating just 250 yards and getting sacked four times.

“I remember how tough their defense was,” said Savage as he turned to look at the D-line lockers. “A lot of their guys hit me.”

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