Cincinnati Bengals Pick up 2015 option for AJ Green


Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) on the field before the AFC wild card playoff football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Gregg Rosenthal on reported on Monday that the Cincinnati Bengals will pick up AJ Green’s 2015 club option. The deal is reported to cost the club $10.176 million.

Though the cap space for 2015 is expected to be grow past the $133 million cap space for 2014, it could mean that less money would be available to sign Andy Dalton to a super contract that it seems he might be looking for to stay in Cincinnati. Vontaze Burfict is also due to hit the free agent market after the 2014 season and the Cincinnati Bengals are looking to lock up their top defensive player in 2013 to a long term deal.

Although, all three players have seemed to express no concern for their contract details and status, it should allow Green to go into voluntary workouts and OTA’s with a little more focus on the field. The news comes just a few weeks after the report that the Cincinnati Bengals and QB Andy Dalton talking contract extension.

This announcement should come as no shock as the organization looks to lock up their big three, AJ Green, Andy Dalton, and Vontaze Burfict to long term deals. Hopefully this is the tip of the iceberg to getting their most important players signed and turn their focus to getting past the first weekend of the playoffs.