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Well after a tough first day of Free Agency this past Thursday most Bengals fans are slowly stepping back from the ledge…slowly, very slowly. It seemed like the 2017 season was already over in the eyes of most Bengals fans after losing both OT Andrew Whitworth (to the Rams) and G Kevin Zeitler (to the Browns) in the same day.
On Friday the Bengals added a solid player and much needed depth to the offensive line by re-signing veteran OT Eric Winston to 1 year deal. Winston is the president of the NFL Players Association and started 2 games for the Bengals last season, he also has had experience playing Guard in the past so he also adds value in that way.
Long time DT Domata Peko is also headed out of Cincy as he signed a 2 year deal with the Denver Broncos on Saturday. Peko was an excellent teammate and a great guy in the community, it will be a bit weird seeing his long lion-like hair in another teams uniform. It looked like Peko had lost a bit of a step the past few seasons and the Bengals have good young depth coming up at defensive tackle with guys like Marcus Hardison, Andrew Billings and DeShawn Williams in addition to veterans Pat Sims and Brandon Thompson.
So most Bengals fans are aware of the fact that WR A.J. Green is having a career year thus far in 2016 and is on pace to shatter a few Bengals single season records for both receptions and receiving yards. Green is also in the ball park for the NFL single season record for receiving yards in a season.
We will make weekly updates to the Green-o-meter each week from here on out to track Greens projected progress for these records.
Bengals single season reception record: 112 – T.J. Houshmandzadeh (2007)
Bengals single season receiving yards record: 1,440 – Chad Johnson (2007)
NFL single season reception record: 143 – Marvin Harrison (IND – 2002)
NFL single season receiving yards record: 1,964 – Calvin Johnson (DET – 2012)
A.J. Greens current stats: 66 receptions, 964 receiving yards, 4 TD’s
A.J. Greens projected 2016 stats based on current pace aka THE GREEN-O-METER: 117 receptions, 1,714 yards, 7 TD’s