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Aj green

Aj green

Aj green

The story of a single company's search for a fitting name that would resonate among the people of: Green signed with Arizona after spending his first 10 NFL seasons in Cincinnati. Green is coming off what was easily the worst season of his career, ranking 27th in routes and 26th in targets among WRs, but outside the top 60 in receptions, yardage and TDs. His 44% catch rate, 4.9 YPT and 1.8 RAC all ranked dead last, though 25% of balls thrown his way were off target (seventh highest). Perhaps Green will bounce back opposite heavily targeted DeAndre Hopkins, but it's hard to get too excited, considering he's now 33 years old, last season's performance and his shaky durability (missed at least six games in three of the past five seasons). Despite the concerns, Green's resume and starting gig in a good offense are enough to make him worth a late flierCollege: Played three seasons (2008-10) at Georgia, and was a consensus choice after his junior season as the nation's top WR prospect ... In just 32 career collegiate games, he posted the third-most receptions (166) and third-most receiving yards (2619) in Bulldogs history ... His 23 TD catches ranked second in the program's annals ... Named to Georgia's Team of the Decade ... Playing in only nine games as a junior, he led the team with 57 receptions, 848 receiving yards and a career-best nine TDs ... In 2008, his career-best 963 receiving yards helped him earn SEC Freshman of the Year honors. In addition, on special teams in '08, he blocked a FG attempt vs. Arizona State.

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Cincinnati's star WR saw his 2019 season end before it began, after suffering a left ankle injury in the first practice of training camp on July 27 ... The Bengals carried Green on the active roster for 16 weeks to keep alive the possibility of a return, but a setback ultimately ended that possibility and he was placed on Reserve/Injured on Dec. 23 ... Was also limited to just nine games in 2018, due to a toe injury (right foot) ... Enters 2020 ranked second in team history in career receptions (602) and receiving yards (8907), and tied for second in receiving TDs (63); Chad Johnson, who played 10 Bengals seasons, is first in all three categories — 751 catches, 10,783 yards and 66 receiving TDs ... Streak of seven consecutive Pro Bowl nominations to begin career ended in 2018, as he was not selected, but he still stands as the only NFL WR since the 1970 merger to start his career with seven consecutive Pro Bowl nominations ... Seven Pro Bowl selections are third in team history behind DT Geno Atkins (eight) and HOF OT Anthony Munoz (11) ... Has 33 100-yard receiving games, most in Bengals history, and his 10 career games with at least 150 yards and one TD are the most among active players entering 2020.

Green was excellent making plays along the sideline, particularly on Arizona's touchdown drive to begin the fourth quarter. He not only got open for an impressive 23-yard connection from Kyler Murray on a crucial, third-down scramble drill, but Green then set the Cards up in the red zone after a 36-yard grab, enabling the team to score on its next play. Overall, the veteran finished with his most catches and targets this season, leading the team in receiving yards while topping the century mark for the second time in 2021. Green was targeted just once before halftime and didn't make his first catch until the midpoint of the third quarter, so his final results in the box score are respectable enough. He also earned a 75 percent snap share in the first contest since DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was ruled out for the rest of the regular season, which marked his biggest workload since Week 8. Green will aim for a productive performance Saturday against a Colts defense that has allowed the third-most total touchdowns (18) to wide receivers this season. Impact Green was a limited participant in practice all week, but he was unable to suit up against the Cardinals in Week 6. The 23-year-old cornerback played 62 defensive snaps during Week 5's loss to the Chargers after Denzel Ward was knocked out of the game. However, Ward is healthy now, so Green's role will likely be limited to special teams if he is able to return to action in Week 7. (Source: www.foxsports.com)

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Cincinnati's star WR saw his 2019 season end before it began, after suffering a left ankle injury in the first practice of training camp on July 27 ... The Bengals carried Green on the active roster for 16 weeks to keep alive the possibility of a return, but a setback ultimately ended that possibility and he was placed on Reserve/Injured on Dec. 23 ... Was also limited to just nine games in 2018, due to a toe injury (right foot) ... Enters 2020 ranked second in team history in career receptions (602) and receiving yards (8907), and tied for second in receiving TDs (63); Chad Johnson, who played 10 Bengals seasons, is first in all three categories — 751 catches, 10,783 yards and 66 receiving TDs ... Streak of seven consecutive Pro Bowl nominations to begin career ended in 2018, as he was not selected, but he still stands as the only NFL WR since the 1970 merger to start his career with seven consecutive Pro Bowl nominations ... Seven Pro Bowl selections are third in team history behind DT Geno Atkins (eight) and HOF OT Anthony Munoz (11) ... Has 33 100-yard receiving games, most in Bengals history, and his 10 career games with at least 150 yards and one TD are the most among active players entering 2020.

Green was targeted just once before halftime and didn't make his first catch until the midpoint of the third quarter, so his final results in the box score are respectable enough. He also earned a 75 percent snap share in the first contest since DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was ruled out for the rest of the regular season, which marked his biggest workload since Week 8. Green will aim for a productive performance Saturday against a Colts defense that has allowed the third-most total touchdowns (18) to wide receivers this season. Impact Green is slated to play in Week 9 after missing the Browns' last three games with shoulder and groin injuries. With the cornerback likely to play Sunday, Troy Hill and Greedy Williams may see fewer snaps than they have been receiving as fill-in corners for Denzel Ward (hamstring). Impact Green entered the concussion protocol after last week's loss against the Patriots, so his absence isn't very surprising and it also shouldn't affect many fantasy rosters given he only played nine snaps on special teams. His absence from Sunday's game shouldn't have a huge impact on the Browns' defensive plans. (Source: www.foxsports.com)

 

 

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