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Bengals’ A.J. Green to go through individual drills this week

Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green is to begin individual drills this week during the Bengals’ mandatory minicamp.

Green was put on injured reserve after reaggravating a toe injury he sustained earlier in the 2018 season. Green later had surgery to repair his toe.

Green was on his way to another stellar season with the Bengals, ending his 2018 campaign with 46 catches for 694 yards and six touchdowns.

Since coming into the league in 2011, Green has made seven Pro Bowls and racked up over 8500 receiving yards.

“I’ve run routes with Nick [Cosgray] and I’ve caught some balls with the quarterbacks after a couple of practices,” Green told NBC Sports. “I’ve been doing the same thing, it’s just good to get back on the field with everyone and get off the rehab field.”

At the age of 30, Green is nearing the tail end of his prime. Green is also entering the final season of a four-year, $60M contract with the team.

The Bengals hired Los Angeles Rams quarterback coach Zac Taylor, an offensive-minded coach who will more than likely want to incorporate Green as a focal point of their offense.

The Bengals’ offense also boasts running back Joe Mixon and wide receiver Tyler Boyd.

Quarterback Andy Dalton will need Green to be back healthy to have a successful and balanced offense.