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Bengals' A.J. Green says he only wants Andy Dalton throwing him the ball

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said during an appearance on NFL Network that current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is the only QB he wants to catch passes from.

Green said he appreciates the fact that he and Dalton came into the league together, and that he can count on Dalton. The Bengals selected both players in the 2012 NFL draft, taking Green No. 4 overall and Dalton No. 35 overall.

More from Green's appearance, via NFL.com:

Green said one reason he wants Dalton as his quarterback is the chemistry they've built.

"He feels confident that whether I'm double covered, triple covered, it don't matter I'm going to come down with the ball," Green said. "And I feel like we've grown over these last three years and I feel like this year is going to be another key year for us."

The Bengals picked up Green's fourth-year option for this season earlier this year and have said they want to sign Green long-term.

Dalton's contract situation is more up in the air. He's entering the last year of his rookie deal, and while Cincinnati has expressed interest in re-signing Dalton to a long-term contract as well, his 0-3 record and poor performances in playoff games could cause the Bengals to first wait and see if Dalton produces better results this season.

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Green has totaled 3,833 receiving yards and 29 receiving touchdowns since arriving in the NFL, while Dalton has thrown for 11,360 yards, 80 touchdowns and 49 interceptions in his three seasons.

Late last month, new Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson called Dalton and Green the best QB-WR duo in the league.

— Ben Estes

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