A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
1 week ago

Green caught two passes for 48 yards in the first quarter of Thursday night's preseason game before sitting out the remainder. Afterward he expressed how pleased he was with the Bengals' offense under coordinator Bill Lazor, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Of particular note was his first reception, where he was lined up in the slot - that sort of creativity wasn't always present last year. "It felt good. Bill is a very smart guy," Green said. "He puts us in the best situations. Last year, he really didn't have his hand stamped on his offense, but having an offseason under his belt really helped. The communication with all the receivers, all the players, he asks us what we need to work on and what we like and what we want to run. He's a great players' coach and I feel like tonight really showed how complete our offense can be."

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
2 months ago

Green said he is comfortable with his current contract, a four-year, $60 million extension that runs through 2019, Paul Dehner and Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green's contract set a positional record for average annual value when he signed it in 2015, but he's since been passed by five other wide receivers. Following an injury-plagued 2016 campaign and a 2017 season that was disappointing by his own lofty standards, Green surely realizes he's not in the best place to ask for a new deal. He'll likely sing a different tune next offseason if he bounces back with a huge 2018 in what figures to be an improved Cincinnati offense. The team improved its miserable offensive line with the additions of LT Cordy Glenn and C Billy Price, and there's also hope John Ross can distract opposing safeties from Green, who will celebrate his 30th birthday at the beginning of training camp.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
4 months ago

Green (knee) played in the Quavo celebrity flag football game April 1, Justin Felder of FOX5 Sports Atlanta reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green's participation suggests he made a full recovery from the minor knee injury that allowed him to skip the Pro Bowl in January. He wasn't even listed on the Bengals' injury report in December, and likely just used a sore knee as an excuse to miss the NFL's all-star game, after being named to the roster for a seventh time in as many professional seasons. Green finished 2017 with career-worst marks for yards per target (7.5), catch rate (52.4 percent) and yards per game (67.4), struggling to make a consistent impact in a Bengals offense that was sabotaged by one of the worst lines in the league. The team began to address the weakness when it traded for left tackle Cordy Glenn in March, and Andy Dalton is optimistic that offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is making positive changes to the playbook. Green is well positioned to get back on the right side of 8.0 yards per target, with his lofty volume essentially a given. He'll turn 30 in July and still hasn't shown any signs of losing his speed or ability to separate.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
7 months ago

Green will skip the Pro Bowl, as he tends to a minor knee injury, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Green's knee issue is something that is expected to be resolved by rest, with the report indicating that the wideout's availability for the Bengals' spring workouts shouldn't be impacted. Green logged 75 catches (on 145 targets) for 1,078 yards and eight TDs this past season, decent but not spectacular numbers for the 2011 first-rounder, who turns 30 at the end of July. Looking ahead, Green remains entrenched as his team's top pass-catching weapon, but a 7-9 record this past season presumably foreshadows a fair degree of offseason personnel changes for Cincinnati. Specifically, look for a re-tooling of the team's offensive line and a changing of the guard at tight end could be on tap, with Tyler Eifert set to become an unrestricted free agent. Moreover, John Ross, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft played just 17 snaps as a rookie, and if the young wideout can stay healthy enough to capitalize on his blinding speed, Green could be flanked a legitimate big-play threat in 2018.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
8 months ago

Green caught six of 10 targets for 81 yards during Sunday's 26-17 win over the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Despite a one-on-one matchup with Darius Slay, Green still led the team in targets, catches and yardage en route to his best output since Week 10. His long gain went for just 18 yards, but consistent contributions on routes of short and medium depth still helped him to a productive day. Green hasn't reached the end zone in three straight games, but he eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season in this one and will look to finish strong next week against the Ravens.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
8 months ago

Green caught two of four targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 34-7 loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Green was a non-factor as quarterback Andy Dalton came up short of 150 passing yards for the second consecutive week. This was only the star receiver's fourth game with fewer than 50 yards despite Dalton's struggles, so Green's likely to bounce back next week against the Lions. He'll need 20 receiving yards in that game to top 1,000 for the sixth time in seven NFL seasons.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
8 months ago

Green caught five of 12 targets for 64 yards and a lost fumble in Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Green made his first two receptions on what would be the Bengals' lone scoring drive of the day after being unable to connect with Andy Dalton on any of their first three attempts. The 29-year-old caught two passes of 18 or more yards on the first drive of the fourth quarter, but fumbled the second away and wasn't able to reel more targets in after that. Things don't get any easier in Week 15 when he'll likely be shadowed by the Vikings' Xavier Rhodes.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
8 months ago

Green caught seven of 16 targets for 77 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Green led the Bengals across the board in receiving, with his target count setting a new season high. Monday also marked Green's first multi-touchdown game of the campaign, as he scored from eight and 15 yards out on respective first-half end-zone trips. Although Green had a 61-yard touchdown nullified by a debatable holding call during the third quarter, his output should definitely still please fantasy owners.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
9 months ago

Green (illness) logged a full practice Saturday and was not listed on the Bengals' final injury report heading into Monday's matchup against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Green was added to the injury report Friday after practicing in limited fashion due to an illness. However, he appears recovered from the issue, and looks on track to assume his usual role as the No. 1 receiver Monday barring any setbacks.

A.J. Green
WR CIN (9)
9 months ago

Green was listed as a limited participant in Friday's practice due to an illness, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dehner relays that Green said he was just dealing with a minor cold and felt under the weather, so the expectation remains that he'll be able to play Monday against the Steelers. Even so, his lack of a full session could prompt the Bengals to list Green as questionable for the Week 13 matchup later Friday, when their final injury report of the week is issued.