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Jesse Bates III not reporting to camp

by Evan Ritter | Falcons Correspondent | Mon, Jul 25th 9:19pm EDT

Cincinnati Bengals star safety Jessie Bates III will not report to training camp with the rest of the team's veterans on Tuesday, per source according to ESPN senior NFL reporter, Jeremy Fowler. Also reported, Bates not being present for camp was largely expected since he has not yet signed his franchise tag tender. (Jeremy Fowler via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Jesse Bates III not reporting to camp doesn’t come as much of a surprise since he has not signed the $12.91 million franchise tag and will not be subject to fines. Though, it’s widely expected throughout the Bengals organization that the star safety will be with the team and play in 2023 once both sides can reach a financial agreement. Since joining Cincinnati in 2018, Bates has started all 63 games he has played, racking up 10 interceptions and 35 passes defended. Stay tuned, as more details become available in the coming days.

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