Jesse Bates is, in fact, back in the building and ready to sign his franchise tag, the source confirms. https://t.co/jVKYnTHzcV
— Ian Rapoport (@rapsheet) 23 August 2022
“Jesse Bates is, in fact, back in the building and ready to sign her franchise tag, the source confirms,” Rapoport tweeted.
He said this in response to Kelsey Conway of USA Today, who posted, “today’s fresh news: #Bengal Security Jesse Bates, after initially not reporting for training camp due to unsuccessful contract negotiations, is back in team building, a source tells me. It comes a day before the team starts practice against the rams.”
This is great news for the Bengals as Bates has been away from the team for most of the training camps due to contract negotiations.
The Bengals offered the Bates a $12.9 million franchise tag in hopes of furthering their negotiations.
However, Bates did not like the fact that he was offered only $17 million in guaranteed money for his expansion.
This time, Bates would have accepted the fact that he would not get his big salary from Bengal.
Still, he can use the upcoming season to prove himself worthy of a bigger contract.
A good problem for Bengalis
Bets position is a by-product of how good the Bengals roster is.
As soon as possible they are already creating cap space for players who will command a big payday.
there also t higgins Which also deserves a mega-payday.
It will be difficult for Bengalis to keep all as they all deserve an increase.
Therefore, they have to prioritize the players with the highest value and Bets is not one of those people.