The 6-4 Green set career highs with 98 catches for 1,426 yards last season and matched his career best with 11 touchdowns.
Green, who returned to Cincinnati over the weekend for Monday's start of voluntary offseason workouts, was asked earlier Monday about how he would feel if the Bengals ended up offering him a fifth-year option as opposed to working out a longer term contract extension this offseason.
"It's what's in the new CBA. There's nothing I can do about it," he said. "That [affects] everybody."
He added that he has been staying away from the talks involving his representatives and the Bengals.
"I don't pay attention to that stuff. I'm still under contract," Green said. "Like I say, my body of work speaks for itself. Whenever the time's right, it's right. That's one thing I don't get involved with. I just go out there and play the game and whatever happens, happens."
Green ranks second all-time in receiving yards for a player through his first three seasons. He's caught 260 passes for 3,833 yards. Of those, a career-high 1,426 came last year.
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."
|P1||8/7/14||@ KC||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/24/14||@ ARI||8:00 pm|
|1||9/7/14||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 4|
|5||10/5/14||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/14||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
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