The Bengals have, as expected, exercised a fifth-year option on receiver A.J. Green, Coley Harvey reports.
This was definitely expected as A.J. Green is one of the most talented wide receivers in the league. The Red Rifle (Andy Dalton) would not have the numbers he does if it wasn't for the great play of Green.ANALYST: Mark Kaplan
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender