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Bengals’ Green: “My time is coming”


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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is confident he will work out an extension with the team as he begins training camp in the final year of his rookie contract.

The bar for superstar wide receivers appears to be set with the Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant and the Denver Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas signing five-year, $70 million extensions last week. Green is due to earn $10.176 million in 2015, but the sides have been discussing an extension.

“All that contract stuff doesn’t really bother me, because when you put in the body of work I’ve put in, it speaks for itself,” he told at his former high school over the weekend. “My time is coming.”

Green is coming off career lows of 1,041 receiving yards and six touchdowns last season, but he missed three games and was limited in several others due to a toe injury. He has topped 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first four NFL seasons and is averaging 14.8 yards per catch for his career.

“It’s always what great athletes dream of, to finish with the team that gave them their first opportunity,” he said. “Cincinnati is a great place. We’re a great team that can be good for a long time. We got a lot of young talent. It would be great to stay there, I want to stay there. I think they’re going to get something done.”

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