Thursday hits: Green returns limited; Still named Block winner; PS add; Backfield in TV lights

Wide receiver A.J. Green went back to the practice field Thursday morning for the first time he's worked since taking a shot to the head after his fumble late in Sunday night's game in Pittsburgh, but he still has hoops to jump through in the NFL's concussion protocol.

Green is still in the protocol and was called limited, but went through warmups, stretching and installation of the offense. He'll be seen by a neurologist Friday morning, where he's hopefully cleared for a full practice on Friday. Then he'll be seen by an indpendent doctor Saturday in an effort to get cleared for Sunday's Wild Card Game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in Indianapolis.

Also returning were running back Cedric Peerman (concussion) and cornerback Leon Hall, off a vet day. Peerman was limited. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth got his vet day Thursday while wide receiver James Wright (knee) and tight end Jermaine Gresham didn't appear to be practicing for the second straight day....

Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still has been named the Bengals' recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. Still and his four-year-old daughter Leah have become the face of pediatric cancer as she fighs the disease...

Bengals running back Jeremy Hill, the NFL's leading rookie rusher, is featured Sunday on ESPN Sunday Countdown. Hill and backfield mate Giovani Bernard are profiled on NFL Today on CBS Sunday morning....

The Bengals signed rookie wide receiver Eric Ward to the practice squad Thursday after promoting wide receiver Cobi Hamilton to the active roster. The 5-11, 203-pound Ward signed with Tenneessee after the draft as a free agent out of Texas Tech. He was waived/injured days later following a back injury during offseason workouts and then waived Sept. 2 when he completed rehab....

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