REPORT: Bengals Will Franchise Tag Receiver A.J. Green

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The Cincinnati Bengals will reportedly franchise tag star receiver A.J. Green.

According to Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano, the team plans to franchise tag the legendary receiver to keep him around for another year. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Green missed all of last season with an ankle injury.

This is a great move by the Bengals if Green is healthy, which by all indications shouldn’t be an issue.

The Bengals are almost certainly drafting Joe Burrow first overall, and they’re going to need a security blanket for him on offense.


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A.J. Green is one of the best receivers in the league the past decade, he’s dependable, he can make all the plays and he’ll give Burrow more confidence on the field.

When you have a young quarterback, confidence is key. By keeping Green around, it gives Joe Burrow a legit weapon from his first moment with the franchise.


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If you’re a fan of the Bengals, you have to love this move.