With a new head coach at the controls, multiple recent injuries and an expiring contract, there was always a possibility that seven-time Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Green would find himself traded.

Reports recently that the Bengals were expected to “begin fielding calls for a core group of key players” in the coming weeks, but that will not include Green, according to head coach Zac Taylor.

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During a press conference on Thursday, the first-year head coach did not beat around the bush when it came to the availability of his best player.

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