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AJ Green Agrees to Terms; Chad on His Way to Cincinnati

July 28th, 2011 at 9:48 AM
By Chuck Chapman

Multiple sources reported it, then AJ Green confirmed it this morning, tweeting that he was on his way to Cincinnati. No terms are yet available, but Green and the Bengals have reached an agreement that will get him into camp from the beginning. This is a huge development for the Bengals who can ill-afford any holdouts on the offensive side of the ball.

Green was the fourth overall pick in this year's draft out of the University of Georgia. He brings a tremendous combination of speed and the ability to make the tough catch to a young, but deep receiving corps.

In a related development, Chad Ochocinco also tweeted last night that he's on his way to Cincinnati, presumably to report to camp. Much speculation has been given to Ochocinco's future with the Bengals, especially in the wake of Carson Palmer's "retirement." Earlier this week, Marvin Lewis said he expected the wide receiver to be in camp on time and that he considered Chad "a Bengal."

The combination of the veteran Ochocinco working with the talented rookie Green is intriguing. It gives offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and rookie quarterback Andy Dalton a talented arsenal of targets to throw to in an offense predicated on short to medium range passing.

 

Tags: Andy Dalton, Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, NFL

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