The Bengals Re-Sign Wide Receiver A.J. Green to One-Year Deal

Marking his 10th year with the team in 2020, Green was a first-round draft pick for the Bengals in 2011 and made it to the Pro Bowl each year from 2011 to 2017

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A.J. Green

The Bengals have re-signed wide receiver A.J. Green to a one-year contract.

Marking his 10th year with the team in 2020, Green was a first-round draft pick for the Bengals in 2011 and made it to the Pro Bowl each year from 2011 to 2017. Those seven appearances make him third in Bengals history behind Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, who made it to the Pro Bowl 11 times, and Defensive Tackle Geno Atkins, who was selected eight times.

"From the day that he joined our organization nine years ago, A.J. Green has been an outstanding player and a class act," said Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn in a release. "We are pleased that he will be part of the team this year, starting with the first practice. By signing, A.J. puts himself and the team in the best position to have a great season together, and we look forward to the opportunity at the end of the season to discuss keeping him here long-term. He has been an integral part of our team, and we expect this year that he will be the same impact player he has always been."

According to rankings, Green is first in 100-yard receiving games (33) and second in career receptions (602) and receiving yards (8907), among other accolades. 

"A.J. is one of the best receivers in the NFL," Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said in a release. "He's an important part of our plans, and we're thrilled to have him in the fold from Day 1. We're looking forward to the impact of his talent and leadership on our offense this season."

In March, the team made Green their franchise player and tendered a one-year deal around $18 million.

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