Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green hasn't played since the 2018 season due to an ankle injury that forced him to miss all of last year. David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals want soon-to-be free agent receiver A.J. Green back in the fold as they rebuild, but he may want out. At least, that’s what one NFC executive told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler recently, sharing that he believes Green “wants out of Cincinnati.”

Green has long been loyal to the Bengals, even amid a contract impasse this past calendar year. However, in more recent months his tone has seemingly changed as he appears to be more open to exploring greener pastures.

When healthy, Green is one of the NFL’s elite receivers. He missed all of the 2019 season, however, dealing with an ankle injury that was supposed to be minor when it first occurred. However, considering the Bengals were the worst team in the league last year, Green might not have been as motivated to return than he might have been if Cincinnati was contending for the playoffs.

Since being selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Green has hauled in 602 passes for 8,907 yards and 63 touchdowns. If Green does test the open market, there will be no shortage of interest around the league.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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Can you name the top ten all-time receiving leaders for the Cincinnati Bengals?
10,783 2001-2010
Chad Johnson
8,907 2011-
A.J. Green
7,101 1973-1984
Isaac Curtis
6,887 1992-1999
Carl Pickens
6,698 1981-1988
Cris Collinsworth
6,134 1985-1991
Eddie Brown
5,975 1994-2001
Darnay Scott
5,782 2001-2008
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
4,703 1986-1994
Tim McGee
4,600 1968-1977
Bob Trumpy

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