With long-term contract negotiations stalling due to the league’s CBA negotiations, it is believed that the Cincinnati Bengals will apply the Franchise Tag to A.J. Green to keep him in Cincinnati for the 2020 season.

Green missed all of the 2019 season with an ankle injury, and lost seven games to injury in 2018. The 2011 fourth overall selection has totaled 602 receptions, 8907 yards and 63 touchdowns in his 111 games.

The NFL has yet to announce the tag numbers for the 2020 season. In 2019, the Franchise Tag for the wide receiver position was $16,787,000.

It remains to be seen if Green (rumored to want out of Cincinnati) will sign the tag, and one would assume that the Bengals will continue to work on a longer term deal for their star WR.

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