Safety Jessie Bates III, with ‘a real role on our team,’ lands Cincinnati Bengals franchise tag

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates III will be under contract with the team for at least one more season. Bates received the franchise tag designation before Tuesday’s deadline, the team announced Monday. Bates was set to become a free agent once his rookie contract expired at the end of the league year. “For … Read more