By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
A.J. Green was a candidate to be moved before Tuesday’s trade deadline. However, he remained with the Cincinnati Bengals.
One day later, Green admitted that he would like to remain with the franchise in the long-time. He is also open to an extension with the team.
Green is in the final-year of a four-year, $60 million deal. He is making $11.9 million this season.
He admitted that the two sides were working on a contract extension. However, due to an ankle injury, he stopped those talks to focus on his recovery.
Green said that the two sides are talking again on an extension. If no deal is reached by the end of the season, he does not want to be franchise tagged.
The Bengals are presently on a bye week. Green hopes to return to the field in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens at home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
If Green does play against the Ravens, he won’t have his long-time quarterback in the huddle with him. Andy Dalton was benched on his birthday on Tuesday in favor of rookie Ryan Finley.
Green suffered an injury during the preseason that cost him more than half of the regular season.
The 31-year-old Summerville, South Carolina native was the team’s fourth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He has spent the last eight seasons with the franchise.
In his career, he has appeared in 111 games, including 111 starts. Green has had 602 receptions for 8.907 yards and 63 touchdowns.