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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 caught 7-of-13 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 5 win over Buffalo.
Green burned CB Tre’Davious White on a first-quarter 77-yard TD. He was featured heavily, accounting for over half of Andy Dalton's yards. Green had some negative plays despite the huge stats. He couldn’t come down with catchable throws on both of Dalton’s interceptions, and had a second half fumble. Green went down with what looked like a knee injury late, but stayed in the game. He'll have the Bengals' Week 6 bye to get healthy. Oct 8 - 4:27 PM

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A.J. Green caught 5-of-7 targets for 63 yards and touchdown in the Bengals' Week 4 win at Cleveland.

Green caught a 7-yard touchdown for the Bengals' first score of the day in which he beat Jabrill Peppers on a corner route. Green could've had a much bigger day if the game wasn't so lopsided. After catching 10 passes for 141 yards through the first two weeks, Green has come back with 15 receptions for 168 yards and two scores over the past two weeks. Green will remain a set and forget option Week 5 at home versus the Bills.
Oct 1 - 4:21 PM

A.J. Green caught 10-of-13 targets for 111 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' 27-24, Week 3, overtime loss to the Packers.

The squeaky wheel got the grease in predictable fashion. Green's words after the Week 2 loss to the Texans at home played a large part in the firing of OC Ken Zampese. New play-caller Bill Lazor made it a point to scheme the ball to Green with quick passes. Green's 10-yard touchdown got the scoring started in the first quarter. It was a perfect dart from Andy Dalton. Green started slow but should be in for a big rest of the season. He gets the Browns on the road in Week 4.
Sep 24 - 7:50 PM

Speaking after Thursday night's Week 2 loss to the Texans, A.J. Green intimated he needs the ball more.

"We are playing like sh-- right now. We got to find a way to get our playmakers the ball. That's it. It's a superstar-driven league," Green, one of the league's true superstars, said. "I feel like – no disrespect to nobody else – that ball should be mine somewhere somehow. ... I want the ball." Green has seen a combined 18 targets through two games, which is good volume, but considering how poorly this offense has played, he needs it even more. Expect the Bengals to regroup and grease the squeaky wheel come Week 3 against Green Bay.
Sep 15 - 8:32 AM

A.J. Green caught 5-of-8 targets for 67 yards in the Bengals' Week 2 loss to the Texans.

Green's night would have been a total loss had he not managed to pull down a 50-yard bomb between three Texans defensive backs. Andy Dalton simply heaved the ball down the field, and All-Pro Green managed to track it. With Dalton going completely off the rails, Green now has just 10 catches for 141 yards through two games. The Packers aren't an overly-imposing Week 3 matchup, but Green should maybe be considered a lower-end WR1 until/if the Bengals figure out how to get the car out of neutral.
Sep 14 - 11:43 PM

A.J. Green corralled five-of-10 targets for 74 yards Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

Green was up to his usual tricks, winning matchups with size and strength while producing plenty of yards after the catch. His longest gain came on a 27-yard missile from Andy Dalton early in the fourth quarter. Dalton looked out of sorts on Sunday, melting down against the Ravens’ swarming pass rush. Obviously Dalton’s struggles put a damper on what could have been a huge afternoon for Green, but it’s still safe to pencil him in as a WR1 for Thursday night’s matchup against the Texans.
Sep 10 - 5:15 PM

A.J. Green caught 4-of-6 targets for 43 yards in the Bengals' third preseason game.

Green wraps up the preseason with nine receptions for 103 yards. He and Andy Dalton very much appeared to have their timing down against the Redskins. Green is set to roar back from his injury-shortened 2016, and is more likely than not to finish as a top-five receiver.
Aug 27 - 6:38 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Jeff Driskel
RB1Joe Mixon
2Giovani Bernard
3Jeremy Hill
GLB1Joe Mixon
2Jeremy Hill
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Joe Mixon
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Tyler Boyd
3Cody Core
4Josh Malone
WR21Brandon LaFell
2John Ross
3Alex Erickson
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Kroft
2C.J. Uzomah
3Cethan Carter
LT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Andre Smith
LG1Clint Boling
2Christian Westerman
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Trey Hopkins
2Alex Redmond
RT1Jake Fisher
K1Randy Bullock