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Bengals News (3/21): How close is A.J. Green to reaching career milestones this season?

A.J. Green is already one of the most prolific receivers in Bengals’ history, but how close is he to some milestones for his career?

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Vontaze Burfict posts heartfelt message to Bengals fans
Now a member of the Oakland Raiders, the normally-quiet Burfict hasn’t been so about his departure. He took to Instagram to post a heartfelt message to Bengals fans on his way out the door.

Raiders to meet with ex-Bengals safety George Iloka
The Bengals cut Iloka last summer after six years, including the previous five as a stellar starter. After landing in Minnesota with Mike Zimmer on a one-year deal, Iloka played sparingly, totaling just 110 defensive snaps, per Next Gen Stats.

Report: Bengals OT turned TE, Jake Fisher, to work out for Redskins
When Jake Fisher was drafted in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals, the team was hoping that he would develop into a quality starting tackle for the squad. Paired with first-round pick Cedric Ogbuehi, the Bengals anticipated that they had their offensive tackle situation figured out for years to come.

Bengals’ Zac Taylor attended Ohio State’s pro day
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor has been a busy man between the start of free agency and the peppering of pro days around the country.

By The Numbers With A.J. Green
398 - Catches Green needs to have 1,000 with one team. Only eight wide receivers have done it: Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals), Jerry Rice (49ers), Marvin Harrison (Colts), Cris Carter (Vikings), Tim Brown (Raiders), Reggie Wayne (Colts), Andre Johnson (Texans), Hines Ward (Steelers).

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Julio Jones in talks for contract extension with Falcons
After a summer holdout by the All-Pro receiver, the Falcons restructured Jones' deal last offseason, moving some money up into 2018. With two years remaining on his contract, Atlanta is more comfortable talking about a long-term solution with the 30-year-old wideout. Jones is set to earn a base salary of $9.6 million in 2019, and $11.426 million in 2020.

Rams' Kupp: 'I'm where I'm supposed to be' in rehab
Kupp's presence in Sean McVay's game-planning wasn't fully appreciated until it was wiped away. The numbers, however, were pretty evident. Jared Goff completed 68.4 percent of his passes and generated a 113 passer rating through Week 10 with Kupp on the field. In the six regular-season tilts after the wideout's ACL tear, those numbers dipped to 59.8 percent and 83.9. Sure, other factors aided that downturn, but the slot receiver's injury certainly played a role.

ATN Podcast: Loud and clear messages in the NFL
A room filled with heroes -- Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Marc Sessler and Gregg Rosenthal -- bring you all news around the league including Clay Matthews heading to the Rams along with Blake Bortles (05:43:27), Randall Cobb signing with the Cowboys (11:54:21) and what Le'Veon Bell had to say about Big Ben. (16:58). Could Peyton Manning be heading to the broadcast booth? (24:05). The heroes take a trip down to the depths of Ricky's DMs (32:09) and then discuss the loud and clear messages in the NFL right now. (34:30)

Indianapolis Colts re-sign vet safety Clayton Geathers
Drafted by Indy in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, Geathers will return as the Colts' starting strong safety across from Malik Hooker, a role he embraced well in 2018 when he started a career-high 12 games and recorded 89 total tackles.

Doug Baldwin facing potential sports hernia operation
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Baldwin is slated to see Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia soon to check about undergoing possible sports hernia surgery, per a source informed of the plan. The meeting is expected to happen in early April.

Haskins to meet with Broncos, Raiders, 'Phins, 'Skins
NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Haskins, whose pre-draft showcase played out in front of all 32 teams, basically confirmed what they already knew about the former Buckeyes quarterback after his one season as a starter produced a school-record 50 touchdowns, 4,831 passing yards and third-place finish in the Heisman race.