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A.J. Green | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 207
College: Georgia
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A.J. Green believes his contract situation is on the "back burner" with the Bengals.
The Bengals exercised Green's fifth-year option for 2015 in April, removing any sense of urgency to strike a deal before the season. "That’s fine with me," Green said. "I don’t even look at it like that. I just go out there and play and my time will come. ... It’s not surprising. Teams always want to wait." Green has the sound of a man who knows that, sooner or later, he's going to be one of the top-paid wideouts in the league. Jul 17 - 3:27 PM
Source: bengals.com

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Bengals exercised WR A.J. Green's fifth-year club option for 2015.

He's now under Cincy's control for $13.236 million over the next two seasons. Turning 26 in July, Green is on a Hall of Fame pace with 29 touchdowns and a yearly average of 1,278 receiving yards through three seasons. Green added weight this offseason, which could further his development as a red-zone receiver. He's coming off a career season across the board.
Apr 21 - 3:39 PM

A.J. Green reported to Bengals offseason workouts "6-10 pounds heavier" than his usual playing weight.

Green "wanted a stronger upper body to be more physical." As Rotoworld guest writer Jonathan Bales has shown, added weight for wideouts has historically translated to superior red-zone production. So while it might concern us if a tailback was talking about adding weight, possibly costing him burst, we don't mind it at all for a player like Green. He weighed 211 at the 2011 Combine.
Apr 21 - 2:41 PM

Profootballtalk reports the Bengals have yet to begin extension talks with A.J. Green.

Technically, Green is going into the final year of his rookie contract, but his fifth-year option will be exercised any day now. At some point, Green is going to be one of the league's highest-paid receivers, but the Bengals are famously thrifty. It's not outside the realm of possibility they let Green play out his deal before slapping the franchise tag on him in 2016.
Apr 17 - 10:53 PM

Owner Mike Brown confirmed the Bengals will exercise their club option year on A.J. Green for 2015.

As Green is due $3,059,739 in 2014 and the fifth-year option is worth $10.176 million, exercising it would keep him under Cincinnati's control for two years and $13.24 million. At under $7 million annually, that is a team-friendly rate. The deadline for fifth-year options to be exercised on 2011 draft picks is May 3. Green is a lock to spend his age-26 and 27 seasons with the Bengals. There is an outside chance he could hit free agency at 27 years old in March of 2016.
Mar 23 - 4:48 PM

A.J. Green indicated he will not make a fuss about his contract during the offseason.

Green is entering the last year of his rookie deal, worth $3.06 million, though the Bengals hold a club option for 2015. "I'll just play it by ear," he said. "My body of work speaks for itself. Whatever they want." Green set career highs in catches (98) and yards (1,426) this past season, and matched his previous career high in touchdowns (11). When the Bengals get around to extending Green, he could vie to be highest paid receiver in the league.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 6 - 3:38 PM

A.J. Green managed 34 yards on three receptions in the Bengals' playoff loss to the Chargers.

Take away Green from Cincinnati's offense, and Andy Dalton goes in the tank. We've seen it time and time again, and it happened Sunday as Dalton committed three second-half turnovers in an epic meltdown. Green also missed a touchdown opportunity in the fourth quarter, losing the ball mid-collision with Chargers S Darrell Stuckey. Ultra-talented Green has found ways to produce in spite of his quarterback's limitations, finishing as a top-four fantasy receiver in back-to-back years. With 22 touchdowns the past two seasons, Green will enter 2014 as a shoo-in top-eight fantasy wideout pick.
Jan 5 - 4:23 PM

A.J. Green resumed practicing Thursday.

Green just took a rest day on Wednesday as he gets set for a dream matchup with the Chargers' inept secondary. Both Richard Marshall and Shareece Wright ranked outside the top-100 in in Pro Football Focus' corner grades this season.
Jan 2 - 11:55 AM

A.J. Green is not practicing Wednesday.

Green didn't suffer any injuries in Week 17, so his absence is for rest purposes. He's in no danger of missing Sunday's Wild Card game against the Chargers.
Jan 1 - 1:46 PM

A.J. Green caught four passes for 61 yards and one touchdown in Week 17 against the Ravens.

Green was targeted a team-high ten times on the day and ran right by Matt Elam for a 53-yard touchdown to get the Bengals their first end-zone visit of the afternoon. Green was targeted in the end zone another time on a back-shoulder fade, but Andy Dalton under-threw it badly and was picked off by Jimmy Smith. Green wraps up another stellar season by setting career-highs in catches (98) and yards (1,426) while tying his career-high in touchdowns (11). The 11-5 Bengals are heading to the playoffs where they'll be either the No. 2 or 3 seed in the AFC. They'll look to avoid another one-and-done postseason.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 05:47:00 PM

A.J. Green caught seven balls for 97 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

Cincinnati crushed Minnesota with Green and Andy Dalton leading the way. In addition to first-down reception after first-down reception, Green scored on a 29-yard first-quarter pass in Chris Cook's coverage, again beating the Vikings' alleged top corner for a two-yard score in the third quarter. Green is up to ten TD catches on the season. The Bengals will close out the regular season hosting Baltimore in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 03:58:00 PM

A.J. Green caught nine passes for 93 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

Green was targeted on 19 of Andy Dalton's 44 passing attempts. He had a lot of catches on underneath routes, but couldn't get anything going downfield and was held out of the end-zone after scoring touchdowns in three of his last four games. It was the second time this season the Steelers were able to limit him in the passing game. Green will remain locked in as an elite WR1 against the Vikings' 30th ranked pass defense in Week 16.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 12:31:00 AM

A.J. Green caught six passes for 72 yards and one touchdown in Week 14 against the Colts.

Green was targeted a team-high eight times and led the Bengals in catches and yards. His touchdown came from nine yards out on a fade over the top of Darius Butler to put the Bengals up 35-14. Green is an obvious weekly WR1. The Steelers are up next. Green caught six passes for 41 yards on 15 targets in Week 2 against Pittsburgh.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 06:48:00 PM

A.J. Green (groin) is active for Sunday's Week 14 game against the Patriots.

As expected. Green hurt his groin last Sunday but played through it and got in a full practice week. He was listed as probable. Inactive for the Bengals are WR Dane Sanzenbacher, RB Rex Burkhead, S Tony Dye, OT Dennis Roland, TE/FB Orson Charles, WR Ryan Whalen, and DT Christo Bilukidi.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 11:37:00 AM

The Indianapolis Star reports the Colts don't plan to shadow A.J. Green with Vontae Davis in Sunday's Colts-Bengals game.

The plan, according to beat writer Stephen Holder, is for Davis to stay on the right side. Green runs a lot of his routes against left corners, so it could be an opportunity for the Bengals to take advantage of some mismatches with Greg Toler (groin) still sidelined. Cassius Vaughn will play the majority of the snaps at left corner. Davis is Pro Football Focus' No. 7 corner this season. Green is locked in as a WR1 and is our No. 5 receiver for Week 14.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
4Matt Scott
RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
3BenJarvus Green-Ellis
4Cedric Peerman
5Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2BenJarvus Green-Ellis
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Orson Charles
2Ryan Hewitt
3Nikita Whitlock
WR11A.J. Green
2Mohamed Sanu
3Ryan Whalen
4James Wright
5Jasper Collins
WR21Marvin Jones
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Brandon Tate
4Cobi Hamilton
5Colin Lockett
WR31Mohamed Sanu
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Tyler Eifert
3Alex Smith
4Kevin Brock
K1Mike Nugent
2Quinn Sharp