A.J. Green went on the practice field for a second straight day Thursday morning as the club planned to leave for London later in the day for Sunday's game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) against the Rams. He did what he did Wednesday and went limited with a few scout team reps. Head coach Zac Taylor ruled out Green for Wembley but said "He's progressing." Three guys that missed last week's game were on the field for the second straight day with the hope they can play: left tackle Andre Smith (ankle), right guard John Miller (groin) and cornerback William Jackson III (shoulder) in the early stages of a practice "God Save The Queen," made equipment man Sam Staley's sound track. Jackson went full for the second straight day and Smith and Miller were limited.
Left end Carlos Dunlap (knee) was on the field, too, but he's also a long shot to play and was limited. Slot corner Darqueze Dennard and rush end Carl Lawson continued to battle their hamstring injuries on the rehab field. Lawson looks to be out and Taylor called Dennard "doubtful."
- Before Thursday's practice left tackle Cordy Glenn spoke for the first time since he underwent concussion protocol after the Aug. 15 pre-season game in Washington. After practice Taylor ruled him out for the Rams after he did only individual drills.
Glenn, coming off a game suspension for disciplinary reasons, wouldn't go into details about the injury and didn't have much to say about last week's reports that said he got into a confrontation with a coach and wanted to get cut.
"Last week just happened. Stuff happens sometimes," said Glenn, who says he wants to continue to play and that he'll play for the Bengals. "Anytime you're hurt you want to be in there and help the team. I'm a competitor. Of course I missed it. The only thing that happened, honestly, is I got hurt. That's just all that happened. It's not about not wanting to play. You're hurt, you're hurt."
Glenn was out there for the second straight day, apparently going full. He says he's not sure he's physically ready to go as he tries to get his timing back.
"I would think that's the idea … I've been out of football for two months," said Glenn, who worked out before the Baltimore game before the suspension. "Working out is different than football shape. Conditioning is working out on air and football you got the pads on and getting your body acclimated to hitting and striking.
"Right now I just want to help out the team however I can and just go and practice like I practiced yesterday."
Asked how he's doing with head coach Zac Taylor, Glenn said, "We're good."
Taylor said they've talked: "We've had conversations and that's where we're at. "
View some of the best photos from Thursday's practice as the Bengals continue to prepare for their Week 8 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
- The teams lands in London Friday at 6:35 a.m. and Taylor plans to take a nap before the 10:05 team meeting that sets up the 1:15 walk-thru and 1:45 p.m. practice at Allianz Park.
Taylor has been there with the Rams and Dolphins and Allianz is the scene of one of the most impressive throws he's ever seen when then-Miami practice squad quarterback Logan Thomas, now a Lions tight end, threw a ball out of the stadium...
- Taylor is pleased with how his starting quarterback now, Andy Dalton, has handled that three-pick fourth quarter. But it's no surprise.
"It's a great quality he has and probably he's had it throughout his career," Taylor said. "He handles the highs and lows the same and that's what you want to see from your quarterback."