Posted: 6/22/2020 10:16 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green has not signed his one-year franchise tag tender offer at this point. The two sides have until July 15 to reach a long-term agreement.
Huddle Up: Green likely will sign the tender if he does not receive a new contract. He has dealt with injuries over the last several season but is one of the better receivers in the NFL when healthy. Fantasy players can monitor his situation during training camp and can consider him at least a No. 2 fantasy receiver.
Posted: 5/08/2020 7:47 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said he has been in communication with rookie QB Joe Burrow about working out together whenever the pandemic guidelines permit. 'We've been talking back and forth. We were talking (texting?) yesterday and I know he wants to get together and throw somewhere,' Green said. 'I told him wherever he is, we'll come to him. I don't know where, when, how. It's all who can fly where and when. He's the quarterback. He makes his location and we have to get there.' When asked about a timeline, Green said, ''We'll see,' before pivoting to speak on his health. 'Whatever happens is going to happen. When the time comes, I'll be in the best shape to play my best ball this year no matter what happens. The best shape of my life.'
Huddle Up: It's hard to remain fully optimistic about Green staying healthy, but he has earned the benefit of the doubt for a WR2 gamble. His fantasy football value is dicey for reasons in addition to the ankle injury. An offseason with a major question mark of whether there even will be a true training camp -- more in terms of stunting Burrow's development -- is as frightening as Green's durability prospects.
Posted: 4/08/2020 10:52 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals franchise free-agent WR A.J. Green (ankle) has completely recovered from his ankle injury and is working out in Atlanta, according to head coach Zac Taylor.
Huddle Up: Green has only played nine games over the last two seasons, but he appears to be on track for the 2020 season. He is a risky option because of his injury history but can be a weekly starting option in all leagues if he is healthy.
Posted: 3/16/2020 2:42 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green received the franchise tag Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Green will be 32 when the season begins, and he has had constant injury issues the last three of the last four years. He'll be a low-end WR2 in PPR at best, but the WR3 label is optimal.
Posted: 2/29/2020 3:28 pm UTC
The Cincinnati Bengals are interested in extending the contract of WR A.J. Green, although ongoing discussions about a potential new collective bargaining agreement have stalled negotiations, according to multiple sources. If the team is unable to finalize a long-term deal by March 10, Green is likely to receive the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: Green, who will turn 32 in July, has expressed interest in remaining in Cincinnati and would be an elite receiving option for presumptive No. 1 draft pick Joe Burrow to work with, provided that he can stay healthy. However, the fact that he has played just 17 offensive snaps since October 2018 is a major concern, so he should be viewed as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 option for now.
Posted: 2/22/2020 5:35 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (foot) wasn't dealt at the trade deadline last fall, making it highly unlikely that the Bengals will let him walk in free agency, in the opinion of Pro Football Focus analyst Anthony Treash.
Huddle Up: It would certainly be a boon for presumptive No. 1 draft pick Joe Burrow to have Green as his top target, but also keep in mind that Green will turn 32 in July and has played a grand total of 17 offensive snaps since October of 2018. He's now a WR2/3 until proven otherwise on the field.
Posted: 2/21/2020 4:03 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR A.J. Green (foot) 'wants out of Cincinnati,' in the opinion of an NFC executive, and the executive believes Green would be a 'good fit' for the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Green has battled a variety of injuries in recent years, including last season's foot injury, but he has been one of the best receivers in the league when healthy. Despite the injury concerns, Green is worth a look as a high-end WR2.
Posted: 1/23/2020 6:22 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green, a pending free agent, could receive the franchise tag from the Bengals this offseason. 'The franchise tag is not the best thing,' Green said in a TV interview. 'But like I said, I'm not turning down 18 million dollars. It just happens. When you run a business, you have to make difficult decisions. But I feel like when you put that on me, then that's what you're showing me, you only want me for one year. And I always play with a chip on my shoulder.'
Huddle Up: Green's situation will be one of the intriguing offseason storylines -- in fantasy and reality -- to follow, but keep in mind he'll turn 31 in July and, more importantly, has played a total of 17 actual snaps since Week 8 of the 2018 season. That sets up a fantasy sleeper situation, rife with boom or bust potential.
Posted: 1/22/2020 10:13 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR A.J. Green is a player the Bengals plan to have on their roster next season, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin.
Huddle Up: Green did not play during the 2019 season because of an ankle injury but could still receive the franchise tag this offseason. Green is a weekly starting option when healthy, but fantasy players should monitor his situation during the offseason.
Posted: 12/30/2019 5:33 pm UTC
Impending free-agent WR A.J. Green (ankle) made it clear Monday, Dec. 30, that his preference is to remain with the Cincinnati Bengals.
'If something should get done, then I'm here. I want to be here. I think they want me here. We'll see what happens,' Green told reporters.
Huddle Up: Green has played a total of nine games over the last two seasons, including none in 2019 after suffering an ankle injury during the team's first training camp practice. He showed the ability to play at a high level when he was on the field in 2018, but there's also plenty of recent evidence to suggest his body may not be able to withstand the rigors of an NFL season anymore. Considering Green wants to return, expect Cincinnati to get a somewhat highly incentivized deal done with him before the start of free agency.