CINCINNATI -- Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green will be wearing the orange and black for a few more seasons.
The team made the announcement Friday afternoon but the official terms of the deal were not immediately made available.
“This is great news as we head to play the Raiders,” Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said via a release. “Everyone in football, and people who follow football, know that A.J. is a special talent. He makes plays that you wouldn’t think could be made. He’s an outstanding teammate and a leader you can rely on. He still has a long, great future ahead of him in Cincinnati.”
That would keep Green in Cincinnati through the 2019 season.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) September 11, 2015
“Everyone knows I just want to play football,” Green said via a release. “Playing in Cincinnati has been great for me and I want to stay here. So getting this done is great. I’ve still got tons I want to accomplish in the NFL.”
Team said that Green and quarterback Andy Dalton – who was also drafted in 2011 – are the most productive QB-WR duo in NFL history for players in the first four seasons.
Officials said the pair have connected for 324 completions and 4,735 yards – the duo’s 33 touchdown passes are tied for the most in the league.
“A.J. makes all of us better,’ Dalton said via a release. “As a quarterback, you can put up a contested ball for him that you might not put up for everybody. We’re focused right now on 2015, but this is great to know for the long run.”
The star wide receiver was the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft in 2011.
According to reports, Green is one of the NFL’s last high-tier wide receivers to sign an extension ahead of the start of the 2015 season.
Green has produced serious numbers for the Bengals for the past four years. He has also made the Pro Bowl each year.
The Bengals said Green has average 83 catches, 1,219 yards and nine TDs over the past four seasons. His career totals are 329 catches for 4874 yards and 35TDs.
The team also announced it waived LB Jayson DiManche and FB Mark Weisman from the injured/reserved list.