Bengals announce franchise tag for Jessie Bates

The Bengals announced the use of the franchise tag on safety Jessie Bates III, a move that appeared on the NFL’s transactions report Monday.He will count $12.911 million against the team’s salary cap and gives the sides until 4 p.m. ET on July 15 to work out a long-term deal. “Jessie has been an outstanding … Continue reading Bengals announce franchise tag for Jessie Bates