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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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A.J. Green is a must-play fantasy option this week

Sep 21 2014 11:02am CDT | Source: SBNation

A.J. Green is good to go on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications. Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green (toe) is active against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. He missed some practice time this week due to turf toe, but then said he felt much better on Friday morning. Green reportedly looked great while running routes and was cutting well in pre-game, so he's good to go. He did not finish the Week 2 ga ...
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Green goes; Burfict out

Sep 21 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: cincinnati bengals

As expected, Pro Bowl WIL linebacker Vontaze Burfict missed his first NFL game Sunday when the Bengals played the Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. Also as expected, Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Gr ...
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A.J. Green (toe) active and starting vs. TEN - A.J. Green | CIN

Sep 21 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Rotoworld.com

A.J. Green (toe) is active and will start against the Tit ...
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Fantasy football sleepers, Week 3: Wide Receivers

Sep 21 2014 7:22am CDT | Source: SBNation

With numerous injuries plaguing each receiver corps, backups could be the key to success in your Week 3 matchup. When opportunity presents itself, you pounce. And in the case of Week 3, there are more than enough opportunities for everyone. If you're in the demographic that's concerned about a stud (sorry, A.J. Green owners), here are a few fill-ins that could prosper in Week 3. Brandin Cooks Ama ...
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Fantasy football projections, Week 3: Titans-Bengals featuring Jake Locker, Andy Dalton and A.J. Green

Sep 21 2014 6:29am CDT | Source: SBNation

We break down the Week 3 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals. The Week 3 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals features one team looking to start a winning streak while the other hopes its early-season dominance continues. We've got the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire. Tennessee Titans Quarterback Jake Locker will certainly b ...
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Bengals seek streaky Sunday

Sep 20 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: cincinnati bengals

  If there is angst over the impending deactivation of Vontaze Burfict, a big concern about A.J. Green’s big toe, and a sense of trepidation over the return of Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt’s p... ...
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Fantasy Football Week 3 Start or Sit: Shane Vereen

Sep 19 2014 5:01pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

Well, Week 2 of fantasy football was good for absolutely no one. A.J. Green got injured. Robert Griffin III enjoyed the bench so much he injured himself to sit back down. Jamaal Charles gave his high ankle the old sprain; though I guess that can’t stop t ...
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Keenan Allen Injury: Updates on Chargers Star's Groin and Return

Sep 19 2014 1:46pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen is questionable for Week 3 while battling a groin injury. UT-San Diego reporters Tom Krasovic and Michael Gehlken had the details: A third-round pick in 2013, Allen quickly became one of the league's breakout rookies last season. Despite not getting off the bench in the Chargers season opener, the former Cal standout accumulated 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns on 71 receptions. He joined A.J. Green, Marques Colston, Michael Clayton and Anqu ...
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A.J. Green probable for Week 3 vs. Titans - A.J. Green | CIN

Sep 19 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: Rotoworld.com

A.J. Green (toe) is officially listed as probable for Week 3 against the T ...
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Green thinks he's good to go; Tez sits out

Sep 19 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: cincinnati bengals

If his toe continues to feel like it did before Friday morning’s practice, wide receiver A.J. Green says he expects to play in Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) against the T ...
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