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NFL: Cincinnati Bengals Pick Up 5th-Year Option on WR A.J. Green
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NFL: Cincinnati Bengals Pick Up 5th-Year Option on WR A.J. Green

Apr 21 2014, 10:46pm CDT | by

The Cincinnati Bengals picked up wide receiver A.J. Green's fifth-year option on his contract for the 2015 NFL season, per multiple reports.

The Cincinnati Bengals picked up wide receiver A.J. Green's fifth-year option on his contract for the 2015 NFL season, per multiple reports.  Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website says the...

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NFL: Cincinnati Bengals Pick Up 5th-Year Option on WR A.J. Green

Apr 21 2014, 10:46pm CDT | by

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The Cincinnati Bengals picked up wide receiver A.J. Green's fifth-year option on his contract for the 2015 NFL season, per multiple reports.

The Cincinnati Bengals picked up wide receiver A.J. Green's fifth-year option on his contract for the 2015 NFL season, per multiple reports. 

Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website says the option is worth $10.17 million in his April 21 update

"The Bengals confirmed they had picked up the 2015 option on Green, their right since he was a top-ten pick in 2011. Bengals president Mike Brown said last month at the NFL meetings the team was going to exercise the $10.17 million option. 

"It doesn't preclude them from getting a long-term deal, but Brown said they're trying to get the quarterback puzzle done first since they don't have an option on Andy Dalton and he becomes a free agent after this season."

ESPN's Coley Harvey explains Green's eligibility for his fifth-year option in greater detail. 

"Green was eligible for the fifth-year option because he was the No. 4 overall pick of the 2011 draft. Per stipulations outlined in the latest collective bargaining agreement, players drafted in the first round can be offered a fifth year on their four-year rookie deals. 

"For that fifth season, players taken in the top 10 will be paid the same as what was already slotted for transition tag players at their position.

"Receivers given transition tags in 2014 are slated to make $10.1 million. Green would be similarly compensated in his fifth year, which would officially begin next March. This coming season, Green will be paid $6.3 million on the last year of a four-year, $20 million contract." 

Hobson spoke with Green earlier in the day. The Bengals wide receiver said,"I'm still under contract. That's one thing I don't ever worry about. That business side. I feel I like my body of work speaks for itself. So whenever the time is right, it happens." 

Cincinnati.com's Paul Dehner, Jr. enumerates some of the top 10 players of the 2011 draft who will most possibly have their fifth-year options picked up by their respective teams. Among them are Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers), Von Miller (Denver Broncos), Marcell Dareus (Buffalo Bills), Patrick Peterson (Arizona Cardinals), Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons), Aldon Smith (San Francisco 49ers) and Tyron Smith (Dallas Cowboys).

Dehner says Blaine Gabbert (San Francisco 49ers, formerly with the Jacksonville Jaguars) and Jake Locker (Tennessee Titans) are the players who will unlikely receive the fifth-year option. 

Green amassed 3,833 receiving yards during his first three NFL seasons, which trails only Randy Moss' 4,163 yards, per The Associated Press' Joe Kay (via Yahoo! Sports). 

The Cincinnati wide receiver continued to flourish in his fourth pro season, recording six 100-yard receiving games in 2013. He also had five consecutive 100-yard receiving games last season, Kay adds. 

Green eventually finished with 1,426 yards in 2013, just coming up 14 yards short of Chad Johnson's team record, according to The Associated Press.  

 

 
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones is set to make his 2014 debut after missing the first three games with a broken foot. He'll be on the field when the Bengals travel to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots on Sunday night. Jones was a major part of Cincinnati's passing game in 2013, coming in as the team's second-leading receiver. He caught 51 of 80 passes thrown his way for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns, just ...
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Bengals WR Marvin Jones expected to play Sunday

Sep 30 2014 9:34am CDT | Source: Fantasy Football Toolbox

Marvin Jones is expected to make his 2014 season debut in Week 5 against the Patriots, according to Bengals' beat reporter Paul Dehner Jr of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Jones missed training camp with an ankle injury before breaking his foot in early August. He returned to practice for the first time last Tuesday. In 2013, Jones caught 51 passes for 712 yards and ten touchdowns. FANTASY ANALYSIS: ...
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Bye weeks are the scourge of fantasy football owners everywhere, which is why Week 4 figures to have many in panic mode entering the weekend. With six teams idle, including plenty of top fantasy performers, fantasy owners will have to get creative. That means utilizing the bench and the waiver wire in order to put together a competitive squad despite being without players like Peyton Manning, Marshawn ...
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Thursdays have become the official start of the week for fantasy football and NFL fans, and it’s already time to talk about the points-per-reception rankings and the projected sleepers, studs and duds for Week 4. Injuries have been a huge concern for fantasy owners, and the issues for many teams are only becoming worse as the bye weeks begin. With top stars like Demaryius Thomas, Marshawn Lynch and A.J. Green all off this week, ...
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With six teams on bye, fantasy stars like Peyton Manning, A.J. Green, and Marshawn Lynch are all shelved this week. Keepers is here to ...
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Fantasy Football Week 4: Complete Thursday Night Preview

Sep 25 2014 6:48am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Now comes the interesting part in regard to your fantasy team. With the start of Week 4 comes the first of the off weeks for the 32 NFL teams. You won’t be seeing the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams or Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night, Sunday or Monday. Are you prepared to win without having Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch and A.J. Green at your disposal? Thu ...
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Why Mohamed Sanu Is Cincinnati Bengals' Most Pleasant Surprise After 3 Weeks

Sep 24 2014 11:37am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Through three games this season, the position on the Cincinnati Bengals' roster hit hardest by the injury bug is perhaps wide receiver.  Marvin Jones broke his foot during the preseason and was already expected to miss time, at least up to the bye.  James Wright suffered a concussion late in the preseason, and A.J. Green left the team's game against the Falcons early due to issues with turf toe. Who did that leave?  Brandon Tate, Dane Sanzenbacher and then Wrig ...
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A.J. Green Will Benefit from Early Bye, Continue to Be Elite Fantasy WR Option

Sep 23 2014 11:15pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

An early-season toe injury was cause for alarm for the Cincinnati Bengals and fantasy owners who'd invested a high draft pick in star wide receiver A.J. Green. Thankfully for the many parties involved, Green showed no signs of slowing down in Week 3, catching six passes for 102 yards in a 33-7 romp over the Tennessee Titans. Now Green has plenty of momentum to build on entering the Bengals' Week 4 bye, along with time to recupera ...
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Jones' foot joins forces with Green's hands

Sep 23 2014 4:34pm CDT | Source: cincinnati bengals

A.J. Green (right) and Marvin Jones became the first Bengals tandem in history to have double-digit TDs last season. If wide receiver Marvin Jones can indeed play a week from Sunday, it gives the . ...
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Fantasy football waiver wire: Week 4 byes include Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch, A.J. Green

Sep 23 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: SBNation

The NFL enters Week 4, which means bye weeks are upon us. We take a look at the fantasy implications for this week. Week 4 is upon us, which means bye weeks officially get started. Bye weeks run through Week 12, which means the next nine weeks will see extensive waiver wire strategy in play. Some teams built up their roster to withstand bye weeks, while others are flying by the seat of their pants, adjusting fr ...
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