NFL Rumors: Cincinnati Bengals Not Expected To Tag Star Safety

The Cincinnati Bengals were just one possession away from making it back to their second straight Super Bowl this season, and with such a talented offence led by Joe Burrow, it appears they are going to be contenders for years to come. 

It was the defence that stood up in a big way in 2022 as well, and if the team can continue that, they'll be a tough team to beat, but it's very likely that they'll be losing one of their key pieces, as it appears the team will not opt to use the franchise tag on star safety Jesse Bates, who looks likely to leave the team in free agency.

Given his production over the past few seasons, there's no doubting that he will draw plenty of attention on the market, and given the fact that Cincinnati likely drafted his replacement in the 2022 NFL Draft, his time with the Bengals is coming to an end. 

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