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Bengals pick up 2015 option on AJ Green

Posted April 21st, 2014 @ 4:13pm

The Bengals have extended the contract of one of their Pro Bowlers by one season.

According to Albert Breer of NFL Media, the Bengals have picked up the 2015 contract option on star wide receiver A.J. Green.

Green is now slated to make $10.176 million in 2015, according to NFL Players Association data, a significant raise from the $3.06 million he is due in 2014.

The No. 4 overall pick in 2011, the 25-year-old Green quickly established himself as Cincinnati’s go-to target. Last season, he caught a career-best 98 passes for 1,426 yards and matched his career high of 11 receiving touchdowns. Green has made the Pro Bowl in all three of his NFL seasons.

Teams have until May 3 to exercise the right to add a fifth year to the contract of 2011 first-round picks.

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