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Safety Since the Bengals' Super Bowl loss to the Rams, Jessie Bates...

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has not participated in any of the team's activities. This is because the Bengals did not

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grant him the long-term contract extension he requested over the summer.

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This week's combined workouts and preseason game between the Bengals and

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The rams are scheduled. Additionally, they apparently see Bates.

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He hasn't reportedly signed his franchise tag tender, and there were rumors

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that he wouldn't complete this season as required by its stipulations.

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Bates will have a guaranteed $12.91 million for the 2022 season if he signs it, and

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he will be eligible for free agency the following year.