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A.J. Green | Wide Receiver

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 207
College: Georgia
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A.J. Green is confident the Bengals will sign him to a long-term deal.
"My time is coming," said Green. "I want to stay there and I think they are going to get something done." Green has to be encouraged after seeing Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas receive matching $70 million deals. Green has stayed low key about his contract, never threatening a holdout. Jul 26 - 8:53 AM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reiterated contract-year WR A.J. Green will not hold out.

High-profile wide receiver standoffs are in the news thanks to Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant. But Green is in a different spot because he was not franchise tagged -- he's simply entering the final year of his rookie deal. He'd be silly to sign an extension now as he comes off an injury-marred (yet still extremely efficient) 2014 season. Look for the Bengals to use the franchise tag on Green in 2016 while they negotiate a long-term deal.
Jul 14 - 7:55 AM

A.J. Green led the NFL in yards per route run (YPRR) last season.

Demaryius Thomas, Odell Beckham, Julio Jones and Jordy Nelson rounded out the top-5 in YPRR. Due to toe, bicep and concussion issues, Green missed three 2014 games and was limited in several others. He still went over 1,000 yards for the fourth time in his four-year career and scored six touchdowns. Now Green is healthy and entering a contract year. He's a strong second-round value pick.
Jul 13 - 11:20 AM

Contract-year WR A.J. Green reiterated that he's content to play out the final season of his rookie deal absent a long-term extension.

Many wide receivers would be sitting out voluntary workouts in Green's position. He's owed $10.176 million this year, but is unsigned for 2016. "I don't get into all the 'I need a contract' stuff," said Green. "I'm not here for money. I'm not broke. So I'm fine. I can wait until the end of the year to get a contract, but I know that time is coming." Turning 27 later this month, Green could be franchise tagged in 2016.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 9 - 2:37 PM

A.J. Green said his agent has talked to the Bengals once about an extension.

Green is heading into the final year of his contract, a fifth-year option worth $10.2 million. It doesn't sound like the two sides got very far on an extension and Green doesn't sound too worried about it. "I handle the part of playing. I'm not hurting for money," said Green. "I got my option. That’s enough for now. I’m just focused on football. Next year will take care of itself." Green will be a candidate for the franchise tag next offseason if the two sides don't have a deal by then.
Source: bengals.com
Apr 21 - 8:04 AM

Owner Mike Brown said A.J. Green is a candidate for the 2016 franchise tag.

Barring a surprise extension, Green will play out 2015 on a fifth-year option worth $10.2 million. The Bengals can then retain him in 2016 on a franchise tender a la Dez Bryant, who got tagged at $12.823 million by the Cowboys. Green, who has racked up 4,874 yards and 35 touchdowns in his first four NFL seasons, isn't going anywhere for a while. He'll be a fine bounce-back candidate in fantasy circles after a trio of injuries marred his 2014 campaign.
Mar 23 - 9:47 AM

Bengals declared WR A.J. Green, TE Jermaine Gresham, QB A.J. McCarron, DT Devon Still, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, OL Tanner Hawkinson, and WR James Wright inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Colts.

Green is out with his concussion, and Gresham has a sore back. Kevin Brock will get the start at tight end, while Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Tate start at receiver.
Jan 4 - 11:36 AM

A.J. Green (concussion) has been downgraded to out for the Wild Card Round.

Green didn't practice on Friday and was listed as doubtful. He hasn't been cleared and remains in the concussion protocol. The Bengals will go with a run-heavy approach behind Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard, with Mohamed Sanu taking over as the lead receiver against the Colts. Green's absence is obviously a huge blow to Cincinnati and makes Indianapolis' defense an attractive DFS play.
Jan 3 - 4:01 PM

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports the Bengals are preparing for Sunday's wild-card clash with the Colts as if A.J. Green will not play.

Green was listed as doubtful after missing practice on Friday. With Green likely out, the Bengals will lean on their running game against the Colts. Both Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard could get 15-plus touches against Indianapolis. Mohamed Sanu will also have an expanded role. Sanu had 14, nine, and nine targets in Green's three missed games this season.

A.J. Green (concussion) is listed as doubtful for the Wild Card Round.

It gives him just a 25 percent chance of playing against the Colts, and historically players listed as "doubtful" are as good as "out." Look for the Bengals to turn to Mohamed Sanu as their lead receiver at Indianapolis, and for OC Hue Jackson to ride his running game hard. Regular season team MVP Jeremy Hill must handle heavy volume for the Bengals to upset the Colts.
Jan 2 - 2:16 PM

A.J. Green (concussion) is not practicing Friday.

After returning to get in a limited session Thursday, Green is back in street clothes Friday. He remains in the league's concussion protocol. Beat writer Coley Harvey guesses Green will be cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Colts, but it's just that -- a guess. We'll likely know Green's fate by Saturday.
Jan 2 - 11:09 AM

A.J. Green (concussion) was limited in Bengals practice Thursday.

He still has a step or two to pass before clearing the NFL's protocol concussion testing, but Green is on the right track. Also battling a bicep injury, however, Green will be a fairly risky option in Week 18 DFS leagues.
Jan 1 - 2:42 PM

A.J. Green (concussion) is participating in warmups and installation at Thursday's practice.

Green was concussed just four days ago. It's a fantastic sign that he's been cleared for some exercise with his teammates and this tentatively puts him on track to play in Sunday's Wild Card game at Indy. Green likely just has to emerge from this workout without any further symptoms to gain full clearance via an independent neurologist Friday and then an independent doctor Saturday. When these two teams met in Week 7, Green did not play due to a toe injury.
Jan 1 - 11:11 AM

A.J. Green remains in the league's concussion protocol and will not practice Wednesday.

Green took a shot to the head from Steelers S Mike Mitchell in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's loss to the Steelers. At least the Bengals don't play until Sunday -- and not on Saturday -- giving Green an extra day to rest up. The Bengals are going to have to lean heavily on Jeremy Hill against the Colts.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:07:00 AM

A.J. Green is in the concussion protocol.

Green battled through his badly bruised bicep on Sunday night, but wasn't himself as he dropped passes and lost a devastating fourth quarter fumble when the ball was ripped out of his hands. Right after that fumble, he took a shot the head from Steelers S Mike Mitchell. Green will be in a race to get cleared ahead of Sunday's Wild Card game at Indy.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 07:44:00 AM