Arguably the biggest offseason in Bengals history is set to begin next week and the team has already made a significant move. Star safety Jessie Bates III was franchise tagged this week, planting him with the team for at least 2022.
We talk more about the somewhat-predictable move, give a free agency profile and a mock-up of an offseason this week on The Orange and Black Insider.
Here’s what was on tap for our weekly Wednesday show:
- Jessie Bates was predictably franchise tagged. The ball may be in his court for the mid-July extension deadline, as the Bengals may not move much from the offer they have on the table.
- J.C. Jackson would bring sizzle to the Bengals’ defense, but the price tag is likely to be way too high, which conflicts with reports of Cincinnati’s interest. However, a rental-like, “ring-chase” short-term deal might be a route, if Jackson is willing to listen.
- There’s a lot of buzz about Ryan Jensen landing with the Bengals. We take a look at the veteran center in our free agency profile.
- John and Anthony look at a bunch of different offensive line options in free agency and weight the likelihood of them joining the Bengals.
- And much more!
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