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Arizona Cardinals finalize one-year with WR A.J. Green

Jan 3, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) reacts prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) reacts prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals have finalized a deal with longtime Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection’s deal is worth up to $8.5 million with $6 million guaranteed, per ESPN.

Injuries have plagued Green, who played in 16 games (14 starts) last season after missing the entire 2019 season with an ankle injury. Green played in just nine games in 2018 with a nagging toe injury.

Green made $18.2 million under the franchise tag last season in Cincy.

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Green, 32, struggled to regain his form last season after making the Pro Bowl in his first seven seasons in Cincinnati. He had 47 catches for 523 yards with two touchdowns in 2020. His best year came in 2013 when he notched career-highs in catches (98) and yards (1,426). He caught 11 touchdowns that season, matching his total from 2012.

For his career, Green has 649 receptions for 9,430 yards and 65 TDs, No. 2 in each category all-time in Bengals history behind Chad Johnson.

The Bengals selected Green No. 4 overall in the 2011 draft out of Georgia.

–Field Level Media

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