New Orleans Saints: 5 high-value, late-careers receivers to target

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A.J. Green
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A.J. Green

Coming in at No. 5 is A.J. Green.

Green is fifth on the list for an array of reasons. The three most notable are the likelihood that he’s traded, the cost, and his injury history.

Rookie head coach Zac Taylor said just a few weeks ago that the team isn’t planning on trading Green. Others, like Bengals’ cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, have also felt frustration about the potential of Green being dealt.

On top of that Green has a track record of being injured, having yet to play through seven weeks and missing the last several weeks of the 2018 season.

A team trading for Green is forced to give up a first-round pick (or more) and not know how much of the star receiver you’re going to get back with the chance that he leaves this offseason? No thanks.

Green is a star receiver, make no doubt of that. He started off his career with five straight 1,000-yard seasons and seven straight Pro Bowl nominations. When he’s back, he’ll be incredible, and on the Saints, he’d easily tag-team with Michael Thomas to be the best duo in the NFL.

The concerns over health, cost, and likelihood all make it seem unlikely that the Saints’ secure or for that matter any team secures the star receiver.

He loves Cincinnati, and the Bengals certainly love him as well.