The Athletic "Jessie Bates spoke to the independent media for the first time in more than six weeks Monday and once again voiced his frustration with the Bengals front office regarding his lack of a contract extension. “I wish it would have gotten done, obviously,” said Bates, the..." September 13
"Jessie Bates earned his first All-Pro honor last season, landing on the second team and designating himself among the top safeties in the NFL.
Now, he'd like to be paid as such.
Sportsnaut "The Cincinnati Bengals may have acquired multiple free agents this offseason in an effort to build their roster, but their long-standing tradition of frugality and conservatism continues to fail them, and has again with Jessie Bates III. Not come to terms on a second..." August 11
MSN.com "The Bengals were hoping to sign Jessie Bates to a contract extension before the start of the 2021 season, but it doesn't sound like that's going to be the case. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler is reporting that Bates and the Bengals are not expected to reach a contract..." August 10
Yardbarker "Bengals safety Jessie Bates has become a vital part of Cincinnati's defense who is good for at least 100 total tackles each season, who hasn't missed a start since Cincinnati selected him in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft and who earned All-Pro second-team honors from..." June 18