Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green can become a free agent after the 2015 season if no long-term deal can be worked out, but Bengals owner Mike Brown said they will consider using the franchise tag on the Pro Bowl wide receiver, reports Cincinnati.com
The Bengals will be without top wideout A.J. Green (concussion) and starting tight end Jermaine Gresham (back) for Sunday's playoff game at Indianapolis. They combined for 1,501 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick left the playoff game against the Bengals in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and was deemed doubtful to return. Kirkpatrick battled the injury throughout the game.