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Kenny Golladay receives offer from Bears; reportedly wants $18.5m per year

The latest on Golladay’s free agency market.

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So much has happened with the Cincinnati Bengals’ own roster on Friday that some Kenny #GollaDEY news almost flew under the radar. Almost.

Golladay, who was offered a one-year deal by the Bengals, has been meeting with the New York Giants for the last day or so. While that’s been going on, per ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens reached out to Golladay’s camp to see if there would be interest.

The Ravens are still definitely in the market for a receiver, but per NFL insider Josina Anderson, there are concerns as to whether or not the Ravens have enough cap space to acquire Golladay.

On Thursday, it was reported that the Chicago Bears met with Golladay and were making a push for him. Per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, we now know their offer was also a one-year deal worth about $11-12 million.

This officially makes four teams in the race for Golladay. While the Ravens can be considered the underdog due to the salary cap, the Bears, Giants, and Bengals figure to all be in play.

Golladay reportedly approached the Bengals about a one-year deal to play with Joe Burrow and up his asking price for next year when the cap goes up. Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Golladay’s asking price (presumably for a multi-year deal) is at $18.5.

Per a league source, Golladay is looking for a contract with a value in the range of $18.5 million per year.

It seems highly unlikely that the Bengals would compete with that kind of offer. If the Giants or another unknown club want to ink Golladay to that value for multiple years, then that would be where the #GollaDEY hype would end.

But if Golladay can’t get that offer and has to resort back to a one-year deal, then the Bengals are right back in the mix.