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Bengals Sign WR A.J. Green To A Four-Year, $60M Extension


Pro Football Talk revealed the details behind A.J. Green‘s new contract with the Bengals.

Green stands to make a guaranteed base salary of $11.75 million in 2015, and will make base salaries of $3.8 million in 2016, $10.3 million in 2017, $10.55 million in 2018, and $11.976 million in 2019.

Green receives a $15 million roster bonus, which will be paid out by January 31, 2016. He will also make another $6 million as a roster bonus, if he is on the active roster by the third day of the 2016 league year.

Green is also eligible for a $200,000 workout bonus from 2016 through 2019.


Jim Owczarski reports that the Bengals and WR A.J. Green have reached an agreement on a long-term contract extension.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Green will receive a four-year extension worth $60 million.
  • Rapoport adds that the Bengals included a “significant” among of money in Year One of the deal, which makes up for less in terms guaranteed money.
  • Pro Football Talk reports that the Bengals did not guarantee any money beyond the first year, but the two sides were able to bridge the gap by making this a four-year extension, versus a five-year commitment.

Reports from yesterday said that Green was targeting $15 million per year in his next contract, and it appears as though he was able to get this kind of money from Cincinnati. It will be interesting to see how Green gets in terms of guaranteed money.

Green, 27, played out his four-year, $19.688 million rookie contract that included a $12.819 million signing bonus and was set to make a salary of $10.176 million for the 2015 season under his fifth-year option.

In 2014, Green appeared in 13 games last season and caught 69 passes for 1,041 yards receiving and six touchdowns for the Bengals. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.

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