A.J. Green frustrated, doesn’t want to be traded

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A couple of video clips of Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green made the rounds after last Sunday’s 27-3 loss to the Ravens.

One showed Green giving little effort to tackle Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters after Peters intercepted a pass that was thrown over Green’s head and the other featured Green talking to an assistant on the sideline after leaving the game with a hamstring injury. There was no audio of the conversation, but some lip-readers believed Green said the team should trade him if they’re not going to use him.

On Thursday, Green denied saying that and said he “of course” wants to remain with the team. Green did admit to being frustrated by the way things have gone this season. The pass Peters intercepted was the only one thrown his way last weekend and he has 14 catches for 119 yards on the season.

“I’m just happy to be back out there,” Green said, via Ben Baby of ESPN.com. “I know it’s going to come over time. . . . I don’t want them to force me anything.”

Green said he “can’t put that out there” in reference to his response to the interception and he’ll get a chance to make a more positive impression in Indianapolis on Sunday.

8 responses to “A.J. Green frustrated, doesn’t want to be traded

  1. When a receiver has 14 receptions on 34 targets, he’s going to get less opportunities.

    Age and injuries have made Green a shell of his former self.

  2. I think I recall Burrow making a big deal that he wanted Green to stay on the Bengals prior to the draft. Of course, it probably wasn’t “on the record” but a lot of things like this aren’t. Seems the Bengals might have been able to get something more for him in a trade during the off-season but he has put up some tape now that will likely convince teams he is not worth trading for. I could see him having the same eventuality as Bell.

  3. stung4ever1983 says:
    October 15, 2020 at 1:20 pm
    When a receiver has 14 receptions on 34 targets, he’s going to get less opportunities.

    Age and injuries have made Green a shell of his former self.

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    Your statement lacks one thing, factual information. You can’t just blindly say 34 targets and 14 receptions. The reception in this article was over thrown which is why it was intercepted. Joe Burrow is not as accurate. Herbert should have been their pick, he is way more accurate. oh well, its the Bengals.

  4. Handles everything like a true pro. Owns his mistakes and doesnt cry his way out of town. Last of a dying breed too.

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