Tee Higgins, Bengals Not Close On Contract Extension; Not Part Of Bengals Future Plans

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The Bengals and wide receiver Tee Higgins have reportedly failed to make progress in their contract extension talks, and it is unlikely that a deal will be reached before the start of the  season.

According to Enquirer’s Kelsey Conway, the Bengals and Higgins have never been close to reaching an agreement.

Unless there is a “shocking” turn of events within the next 24 hours, it seems fans will have to wait to see Higgins secured with a long-term extension.

In addition, Kelsey added that a source told her Higgins is simply not part of the the team’s future plans, which means there’s a chance he might be traded.

The 24-year-old wide receiver, drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, has been a key contributor to the Bengals’ offense since his arrival.

In his brief career, Higgins has hauled in an impressive 215 passes for 3,028 yards and 19 touchdowns. He is a cornerstone player for the franchise.

Higgins also recently garnered positive attention on social media when he extended his Meet-and-Greet session with fans.

Originally scheduled to conclude the event, he chose to stay until all the waiting fans had a chance to interact with him. This gesture was widely praised as a testament to his dedication to Bengals supporters.

As the clock ticks down to the start of the 2023 season, Bengals fans are left to wonder whether their beloved wide receiver will secure a long-term contract or play out the season under his current deal, with the hopes of an extension in the future.