The Bengals hold the rights to Green through the 2015 season. And in 2016, if a long-term deal hasn't been signed yet, the Bengals can use the franchise tag on Green for that season.
The report says Green can force the issue by trying to boycott offseason workouts or hold out from training camp. But Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is confident Green will be there.
Green set career highs in catches (98) and receiving yards (1,426) this season while hauling in 11 touchdown passes. In three career playoff games, he has 13 catches on 32 targets for 161 scoreless yards. He had a huge drop late in Sunday's playoff loss to the Chargers.
Green told the website he aims to be more of a leader next year.
"I have to be more vocal and demand things," Green said. "It's going to be hard but I feel like I've done enough here to say some things. I still have to be more vocal. Not selfish, but talk to people."
Green was targeted nine times, but only caught three passes. He finished the game with 34 yards. It was an off day for Green. Not only was he limited defensively, but he also dropped a deep pass late in the fourth quarter with the team trailing by 10. The ball may have been slightly underthrown, but hit Green right in the hands.
Green came into the week listed as probable due to a knee injury. He was upgraded to full practice Friday.
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