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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. And 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.

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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.

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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.

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A.J. Green resumed practicing Thursday.

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A.J. Green is not practicing Wednesday.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.