Green, who is entering a contract season, wants to focus on the upcoming season, not money.
"I handle the part of playing. I'm not hurting for money," said Green. "I got my option. That's enough for now. I'm just focused on football. Next year will take care of itself."
Green is expected to earn $10.176 million in 2015. He also noted he wasn't healthy for much of the 2014 season.
"I was not out there like I need to. I was never 100 percent. I felt like I never played like I should have," Green said. "Yeah, I'm a 100 percent."
Green had 69 catches for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns in 13 games in 2014.
"It's a difficult test for us, but we do have the fallback if we need to of using the franchise tag," Brown said. "So, that's one option."
Brown added that it will be expensive to retain Green using the tag and they will have other potential free agents to lock up as well.
"We don't know yet where we are going to end up but we have tried to prepare ourselves for it some by holding back on cap expenditures this year which can be rolled over into next year," he said. "That will give us a little bit more potential to make deals."
With those key targets out, quarterback Andy Dalton figures to rely on running backs Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard and wideout Mohamed Sanu.
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Cincy is a 3.5-point underdog as Dalton looks for his first playoff win in four tries.
Green played in 13 games for Cincinnati during the regular season, totaling 69 catches for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns. The Bengals will down to wide receivers Mohamed Sanu, Brandon Tate, Greg Little and Cobi Hamilton for their matchup with the Colts.
The Bengals are currently 3 1/2-point underdogs against the Colts Sunday.
Green suffered a concussion near the end of a Week 17 loss to Pittsburgh and remains in the league-mandated concussion protocol. He was a limited participant in practice on Thursday, but was spotted in street clothes on Friday. He'll need to be medically cleared by an independent neurologist in order to play on Sunday, however, based on his status on the injury report that seems unlikely. Mohamed Sanu will likely emerge as Andy Dalton's primary target if Green can't go.
The Bengals are 3-point underdogs, as of Friday, per VegasInsider.com.
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