Our series of Cincinnati Bengals training camp previews continues with a look at the crowded wide receiver position;
The secret is out: A.J. Green is really good.
With 65 catches for 1,057 yards and 7 touchdowns in his rookie season, Green introduced himself to the AFC North and to the league as a whole as a player to watch for years to come.
Opposing defenses are among the group that's watching. By the time the Bengals lost in Houston in an AFC Wildcard game last January, the Texans were double-teaming Green on nearly every play. Often times, a third defender was in the area.
The Bengals know that's going to continue, and while they believe in Green's talent and his ability to outleap and outhustle multiple defenders, Andy Dalton will need to make defenses pay for paying too much attention to Green. It looks like Green and tight end Jermaine Gresham (56 catches last year) will be Pro Bowl regulars over the next several seasons, but the Bengals want to spread the wealth and need to ...