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A.J. Green | Wide Receiver | #18

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (4) / CIN
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A.J. Green is aiming to play seven more seasons.
Two months shy of his 29th birthday, Green is headed into his seventh NFL campaign. Green has had a few injury issues in recent years, missing nine games over the past three seasons, but has largely been durable. Seven more years would put him toward the outer limits of typical receiver shelf life, but there's been nothing in his career to date that suggests he can't do it. May 30 - 2:11 PM

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A.J. Green (hamstring) has been cleared for the offseason program.

Green was pushing to play late in the season after suffering a torn hamstring, so it's no surprise he's been deemed fully healthy two months since. Entering his age-29 season, Green should have a handful of elite seasons left.
Mar 1 - 11:26 AM

Bengals placed A.J. Green on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

Green had already been ruled out for Week 17, so this just opens up a roster spot for OG Trey Hopkins, who was promoted from the practice squad. Green likely was healthy enough to suit up the final two weeks, but the Bengals decided to play it safe in a lost season. Green should be fully healthy for the offseason program, but he could make some waves after being clearly upset at the decision to sit him down the final two games. Green ends the season just 36 yards short of his sixth 1,000-yard season in a row.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:17:00 AM

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports A.J. Green "hasn't been around much this week," and hasn't attended a "single meeting" since Saturday's loss to the Texans.

Per Holtzman, "that's rare, even for an injured player." Green is clearly sulking after ownership curiously stepped in and prevented him from playing against the Texans. The situation still isn't going over well a week later. Signed in Cincinnati through 2019, Green has no choice but to get over it. The all-world wideout turns 29 in July.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Coach Marvin Lewis confirmed A.J. Green (hamstring) will not play Week 17.

This reportedly came from above Lewis' head last week, as ESPN's Bob Holtzman, who has been on top of this situation for weeks, reported ownership stepped in and prevented the coaching staff from playing Green in Week 16. The people cutting the checks don't want Green, their biggest investment, to suffer a setback in meaningless games. Green will be fine by OTAs.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 12:08:00 PM

A.J. Green (hamstring) is inactive for Week 16 against the Texans.

Green reportedly wanted to play, but is expected to be rested the final two games. Tyler Eifert (back) has also been ruled out. The rest of the Bengals inactives are QB Jeff Driskel, CB KeiVarae Russell, LB Vontaze Burfict, OL Clint Boling, and TE Tyler Kroft.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:26:00 PM

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports Bengals ownership stepped in and prevented A.J. Green (hamstring) from playing Sunday at Houston.

Per Holtzman, "there are some unhappy people in the Bengals' organization about how this A.J. Green situation was handled." The offense reportedly prepared all week as if Green was going to play, before ownership stepped in to prevent Green from playing on Saturday night. "The rug got pulled out from under us," one source told Holtzman. The Bengals aren't playing to win on Friday night.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 12:05:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bengals will hold out A.J. Green (hamstring) the final two games.

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer already reported Green will sit out this week, but Schefter reports he will not play Week 17 either. It is a surprise after Green was adamant he would play earlier this week, but the Bengals are (rightfully) being careful with their franchise receiver. If Green does not play again this year, he will fall 36 yards short of his sixth 1,000-yard season in a row.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Brandon LaFell is an interesting tournament option today. He’s led the team in targets over the past five weeks, averaging 8.0 per game. Although he’s only scored one touchdown during that stretch, he should see an uptick in red zone targets with Tyler Eifert also out. Cincinnati has a low implied total of 19.25 points, but the spread is just two points (Texans favored), which means the game should stay competitive. LaFell should see a nice volume of targets today.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 09:17:00 AM

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, doctors won't clear A.J. Green (hamstring) to play Saturday in Week 16 against the Texans.

It looked like Green was set to return this week—he told reporters he was ready to go on Thursday—but ultimately he couldn't get the green light. It's not what fantasy owners were hoping for, but there's no reason for the Bengals to have their best player risk further injury in a game that means nothing. With Cincinnati out of the playoff race, Green's only incentive to come back this year was to reach 1,000 yards receiving, a milestone he hit in each of his first five seasons. Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd should see big workloads with Green and Tyler Eifert (back) both sidelined.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 09:06:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Bengals are not "so sure" A.J. Green (hamstring) will play Week 16 against the Texans.

This is about as wishy-washy as a report gets, suggesting Green's status is truly up in the air. The receiver has been adamant about playing this week and was listed as a full participant on Friday, but it does not make any sense for the Bengals to allow Green to play at anything less than 100 percent. This is a tricky situation for fantasy owners with the Bengals playing on Saturday night. Green's upside is worth taking it to game time, but his owners need to come up with contingency plans. Brandon LaFell is the obvious option, but receivers like Eli Rogers, Will Fuller, and Anquan Boldin could work in a pinch.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:39:00 AM

A.J. Green (hamstring) is questionable for Week 16 against the Texans.

Green has been limited in practice all week. He has already said he's been cleared to play and plans to be out there Saturday night against the Texans. With Tyler Eifert (back) ruled out, Green is on the high-end WR2 map in his first game back. Brandon LaFell remains a WR3 on an injury-riddled roster.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 01:01:00 PM

A.J. Green (hamstring) was officially limited in Thursday's practice.

Greed has already proclaimed that he's good to go, but this is a reminder he might not play his usual complement of snaps. That being said, the out-of-contention wouldn't be running Green out there if they were worried about his healthy. He'll be an upside WR2 for the fantasy finals.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 01:33:00 PM

A.J. Green said he's been cleared to play Saturday in Week 16 against the Texans.

We assumed this would be the case. Green resumed practicing last week and is finally ready to return after missing the last four games with a severe hamstring strain. He's 36 yards away from his sixth straight 1,000-yard season. As always, Green will be a locked-in WR1 for championship week. His return is a downgrade for Brandon LaFell, who averaged 61.5 yards during Green's absence.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:26:00 PM

A.J. Green (hamstring) is practicing on Wednesday.

Green told CBS Sports' Evan Washburn over the weekend that he plans to return this week against the Texans. As long as he continues to avoid setbacks, fantasy owners will have their WR1 back in the fold. Green's return would knock Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd back down a couple pegs.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:54:00 AM

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports A.J. Green (hamstring) will play Week 16 against the Texans barring "an unexpected setback."

Green told CBS Sports' sideline reporter Evan Washburn he planned to play this week before the Bengals' loss to the Texans. It is doubtful Cincinnati would allow Green to return in a lost season unless he is close to 100 percent healthy, and he was able to get in three limited practices last week. Green is just 36 yards from his sixth 1,000-yard season in a row to open his career. That milestone likely played a role in his desire to return this year.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 09:30:00 AM