Coley Harvey of ESPN has been told by members of the Bengals’ staff that the team has “no qualms” with re-signing WR A.J. Green to a long-term extension.
However, Green is expected to wait until the end of the season to pick up extension discussions.
Harvey has a “tough time” envisioning the Bengals giving Green more than $43 million in guaranteed cash, but could see him demanding $14 million per year, or closer to $15-$16 million if he makes the Pro Bowl in 2015.
According to Harvey, CB Dre Kirkpatrick is having one of the best offseason performances of his career so far.
At this point in time, Harvey believes CB Adam Jones and Kirkpatrick will be the top two cornerbacks on the team, while Darqueze Dennard and Leon Hall will split time in the nickel.
Harvey believes there is “zero” chance the Bengals re-sign free agent TE Jermaine Gresham.
Adam Teicher of ESPN believes it is “ambitious” to expect the Chiefs win 10 or more games, due to the strong schedule they have.