membengal Posted May 18, 2022 Report Share Posted May 18, 2022 Prob needs it's own thread, right? Snarkster wrote in the OTA thread: How about a Bates debate. Safety is one of those positions (like IOL) that the Bengals just don't value and aren't gonna pay top dollar for. I would be surprised if they come up off of their latest offer to Bates (whatever that may be). I believe when they didn't offer him what he felt he deserved last summer he got all pissy and let it sour his play. Now he's been tagged he's he gonna holdout and causing all kinds of drama. Even if he does finally accept the tag, how will it affect his play? The locker room? Unless there's a surprise multi-year deal, I think the team should start exploring option. I'm not that familiar with Tag rules though. Even though he's not technically under contract, can they deal him (sign and trade maybe?)? If they end up letting him walk, does he still qualify for a comp pick? Does his $13M+ cap figure go back in the kitty to be spent elsewhere? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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