CINCINNATI — Bengals receiver A.J. Green will miss Sunday’s playoff game in Indianapolis because he’s still recovering from a concussion.
Green suffered the concussion during a loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday night that relegated the Bengals (10-5-1) to a wild-card berth. The Pro Bowl receiver didn’t pass concussion tests and was ruled out on Saturday.
Green missed three games — including Cincinnati’s 27-0 loss at Indianapolis in October — and parts of two others with an injured right big toe. Mohamed Sanu, who has only three catches in the past three games, becomes the top receiver in Green’s absence.
Tight end Jermaine Gresham was listed as questionable with a sore back.
SOURCE SAYS DEL RIO INTERVIEWS: In Alameda, Calif., the Oakland Raiders interviewed Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for their head coaching vacancy on Saturday.
A person with knowledge of the interview said the Raiders met with Del Rio as they seek a full-time coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not releasing details on interviews. The interview was first reported by the Denver Post.
Del Rio, who grew up in the Bay Area, has been defensive coordinator in Denver for the past three seasons, helping the Broncos win three straight AFC West titles.
Del Rio previously was head coach in Jacksonville for nine seasons. He had a 68-71 regular-season record and made the playoffs in 2005 and 2007, winning one playoff game in his second postseason trip. Del Rio was fired with five games remaining in the 2011 season.
FORMER BILLS COACH MARRONE INTERVIEWS: In New York, Doug Marrone and Woody Johnson huddled up to discuss the New York Jets’ coaching vacancy.
The former Buffalo Bills coach met Saturday with Johnson and consultants Ron Wolf and Charley Casserly as the Jets seek a replacement for the fired Rex Ryan. Marrone became one of the Jets’ top candidates Wednesday night when he surprisingly opted out of his contract with the Bills.
Marrone led the Bills to a 9-7 finish in his second season for Buffalo’s first winning campaign since 2004. Buffalo still missed the playoffs, extending the NFL’s longest active postseason drought to 15 seasons — but beat the Jets twice. The Bronx native previously went 25-25 in four seasons as the coach at Syracuse, including two Pinstripe Bowl victories.
His lengthy coaching history includes a stint as the Jets’ offensive line coach under Herm Edwards from 2002-05.
Marrone was the fourth confirmed candidate to interview for the coaching position, completing his meeting in New Jersey early Saturday night.
Johnson, Wolf and Casserly returned from Seattle on Friday night after two days during which they talked to Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and assistant head coach-offensive line coach Tom Cable. The Jets also have interviewed Anthony Lynn, who served as running backs coach and assistant head coach under Ryan.
San Diego offensive coordinator Frank Reich is expected to meet with Johnson during the next few days. There is also interest from the Jets in Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Baltimore offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.