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Monday, July 27, 2015, 9:35am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Based on recent conversations with those inside the Bengals organization, one fact rings true: The Bengals really like WR A.J. Green. They want him to stay in stripes for a very long time, and they believe he will ultimately do that.

None of that should come as a surprise. After all, Green has been to the Pro Bowl in each of his first four seasons. In those same seasons, he has been one of two NFL receivers to end each year with 1,000 yards receiving and five touchdowns, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The other is Calvin Johnson, the league's highest-paid wide out.

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What we do know, the story went on to say, is that Green isn't too concerned about the immediacy of his new deal. Earlier this month, during his football camp for kids around Cincinnati, he said he had no problem waiting until after this season to talk to the team about locking him up long term. Those comments came about a week before Bryant and Thomas got their deals that helped set the market for top-end receiver value. This past weekend, Green echoed his previous sentiments to one of his home state television stations, but he added that he knows his "time is coming." At least the way things stand now, it looks like this won't be too messy of a situation when the time comes to get a deal done and Green will remain a Bengal.

2015 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
25
@SD
6
@MIN
13
DEN
1
@SEA
7
ARI
20
CHI
6
MIN
9
@KC
BYE24
@GB
16
OAK
28
PHI
24
GB
19
@STL
21
@NO
26
SF
20
@CHI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1NYG716421123.430000-54/6781%
2CAR68301313.830000-62/7286%
3GB68201013.670000-57/7576%
4NYJ212026.000000-37/6557%
5BUF17017.000000-28/6245%
6MIN------------
7NO------------
8ATL------------
9BYE------------
10MIA711311516.140000-58/6787%
11ARI55901211.800000-52/5693%
12NE45801014.500000-64/8080%
13CHI1114621613.270000-57/7378%
14TB81581919.750000-55/6980%
15MIN4530613.250000-47/5192%
16CHI610301217.170000-63/7288%
17GB4392119.750000-61/6988%
Totals711077812815.1700000.00695/87879%

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