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Zac Taylor reiterates Tee Higgins is working hard in rehab

Some seem to think Higgins is making a business decision by not playing. That’s not the case.

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The Cincinnati Bengals brought back linebackers Logan Wilson and Germaine Pratt this offseason to shore up their defense. Technically, they re-signed Pratt and extended Wilson.

On top of that, they made quarterback Joe Burrow the highest-paid player in the NFL with his contract extension. With Ja’Marr Chase’s extension looming as well, the team hasn’t found it in their budget to toss a new multi-million dollar extension to star wide receiver Tee Higgins.

Higgins has been out the last several weeks, and some fans are starting to think Higgins, who is a free agent at the end of the season, is making a business decision by trying to show his importance to the team’s offense while also not getting hurt and risking a new contract from a different organization.

Zac Taylor spoke on that and soundly put those thoughts to rest.

Higgins has been battling a hamstring injury and missed several key games already, one against the Texans, which resulted in a three-point loss, and a Thursday Night Football showdown with the Baltimore Ravens. He has 27 receptions and 328 yards on the season.

Higgins went for 110 yards in the Bengals primetime game against the Buffalo Bills but hasn’t played since. Higgins’ future with the team is certainly up in the air, as they could franchise tag him and buy some more time to figure out how they want to craft their offense of the future.

Regardless, Taylor wants fans to know that Higgins is working hard and isn’t just sitting out to prove a point. Higgins has been ruled out as the Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paycor Stadium this Sunday.