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Bengals safety Jessie Bates says contract status has affected play
Jessie Bates began the season as one of the most underrated players in the NFL. But entering Week 11, the safety admits the focus on his contract situation has negatively affected his play on the field.
Bengals safety Jessie Bates III plans to play 'a little pissed off' after not getting contract extension
With a potential long-term deal hanging in the balance, Bengals safety Jessie Bates plans to play with an added edge that should give opponents fits as the season continues.
NFL Week 1: Cardinals good, Bills bad, Packers ugly
With the opening Sunday of the 2021 season in the books, Adam Schein identifies the good (Arizona Cardinals), the bad (Buffalo Bills) and the ugly (Green Bay Packers) from a wild, unpredictable Week 1.
Chiefs must extend Tyrann Mathieu ASAP; DeVonta Smith's great first impression in Philadelphia
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks says the Chiefs need to give Tyrann Mathieu a long-term extension NOW. Plus, first impressions on DeVonta Smith, a big advantage in Baltimore and more.
Top 25 NFL free agents in 2022: Prospective class loaded with pass catchers and defensive backs
Which players are poised to cash in on the 2021 NFL season? Gregg Rosenthal provides an early look at the top 25 free agents in 2022, and the class is absolutely loaded with talented pass catchers and defensive backs.
Top 100 Players of 2021, Nos. 90-81: Three Buccaneers nab recognition after Super Bowl win
It's that time of year again, when NFL players cast their votes to identify the best in the league heading into the 2021 NFL season.
Jessie Bates on contract situation with Bengals: 'I guess I haven't done enough yet' to be paid like a top safety
Safety Jessie Bates is in the midst of negotiations with the Bengals on a long-term extension, but it sounds as if the two parties aren't making much progress.
Top 10 safeties heading into 2021 NFL season
DeAngelo Hall ranks the top 10 safeties heading into the 2021 NFL season. Who makes the cut? Who doesn't? And who lands at No. 1?
2021 All-Under-25 Team: Lamar Jackson leads NFL's rising stars
Who are the NFL's brightest young talents heading into the 2021 season? Nick Shook identifies the league's top rising stars at each position with his All-Under-25 Team, a group headlined by 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson.
2021 NFL season: 12 players on rookie deals whose teams should never let them go
Will Josh Allen be a Bill for life? Is Nick Chubb going to stick with the Browns? How much does Lamar Jackson mean to the Ravens? Gil Brandt lists 12 young players whose teams should never let them go.
The best NFL team money can buy! Building the ultimate 53-man roster under the 2021 salary cap
What is the best possible team money could buy in 2021? NFL Media researcher Anthony Holzman-Escareno builds the ultimate 53-man roster while remaining under this year's $182.5 million salary cap.
Next Gen Stats' top 10 coverage players in 2020: 49ers LB Fred Warner crashes DB-heavy rankings
Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to rank the top 10 coverage players of the 2020 NFL season. 49ers linebacker Fred Warner earns a spot on a list dominated by defensive backs.
NFL's most underappreciated players: Jordan Poyer, Courtland Sutton, Alex Highsmith among AFC picks
Who are the NFL's most underappreciated players? Cynthia Frelund scours every AFC roster and uses her context-based models to spotlight one overlooked standout on each team.
AFC unsung heroes: Naming one under-the-radar stud on each team
The Bills' Cole Beasley and the Browns' Rashard Higgins might not be stars, but they played like studs in 2020. Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to identify one unsung hero on each AFC team.
Next Gen Stats-based 2020 NFL All-Pro Team: Defense
Nick Shook uses Next Gen Stats to assemble a 2020 All-Pro squad. Did Myles Garrett and Roquan Smith make the cut on defense?
NFL's top 10 players on losing teams: Chargers, Vikings fill half the rankings
Through the first three months of the 2020 NFL season, 17 teams have more Ls than Ws. But losing operations still have winning individual efforts. Nick Shook ranks the top 10 players on sub-.500 clubs.
NFL Research awards at the quarter mark: Top QB, rookie, more
What was the best coaching call from the season's first four weeks? Most clutch play? The NFL Media Research team's Cole Jacobson hands out awards for the first quarter of the 2020 campaign.
Bengals agree to 3-year deal with safety Vonn Bell
The Cincinnati Bengals continue to remake the secondary and added a big get in the second phase of free agency, former Saints safety Vonn Bell.
QB Index, Week 6: Russell Wilson catches Patrick Mahomes!
Make room on the throne! Patrick Mahomes isn't alone at the top of NFL.com's QB rankings for the first time this season. See where all 32 starting quarterbacks rank heading into Week 6.
State of the Franchise: Bengals a sneaky sleeper in 2019?
For the first time since 2002, the Bengals have someone other than Marvin Lewis as head coach. Where does Cincinnati stand in Year 1 under Zac Taylor? Adam Rank dives into the state of the franchise.
AFC North roster reset: Browns' Beckham trade rocks landscape
The Cleveland Browns are all the rage after trading for Odell Beckham Jr. But the Steelers still have Big Ben, and the Ravens are reigning division champs. Tom Blair eyes each AFC North team heading into the 2019 NFL Draft.
2018 NFL rookie report card: Ranking each team's class, 1 to 32
Which NFL team enjoyed the best rookie class in 2018? The worst? Jeremy Bergman and Nick Shook teamed up to rank every single group, from 1 to 32.
AFC North rookie grades: Browns, Ravens land core performers
Baker Mayfield led a crop of foundation-laying newbies in Cleveland, while Lamar Jackson sparked a run to the playoffs in Baltimore. Nick Shook checks in on each rookie class in the AFC North.
Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley lead 2018 NFL All-Rookie Team
Gil Brandt assembles an all-star team of the top rookies of the 2018 NFL season. Did Baker Mayfield nab the QB slot with his efforts to revive the Cleveland Browns?
Pratt, Hargreaves III team up to force fumble that leads to Jessie Bates' 46-yard return
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt and cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III force a fumble that safety Jessie Bates returns for 46 yards before a textbook tackle from Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert.
Best Bengals defensive plays vs. Steelers | Week 12
Watch the best Cincinnati Bengals defensive plays vs. Steelers during Week 12 of the 2021 season.
Jessie Bates shoots out of a cannon for third-down TFL
Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates shoots out of a cannon for a third-down tackle for loss.
Top 5 fastest ball carriers from Week 8 | Next Gen Stats
Watch the top 5 fastest ball carriers from Week 8, according to Next Gen Stats
Jessie Bates takes tipped pass for 65-yard INT return
Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates takes tipped pass for 65-yard INT return.
'GMFB' reacts to "The Top 100 Players of 2021" Nos. 100-81
The "Good Morning Football" crew reacts to the early members of the Top 100 Players of 2021.
'Top 100 Players of 2021': Jessie Bates III | No. 90
Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates III has been voted as the No. 90 player in the NFL on the "Top 100 Players of 2021" rankings.
Jessie Bates III reveals what makes Joe Burrow a franchise QB
Cincinnati Bengals S Jessie Bates III joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss QB Joe Burrow and the Bengals outlook for 2021.
Jessie Bates III highlights | 2020 season
Watch the highlights of Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates III from the 2020 NFL season.
Top 10 Bengals plays | 2020 season
See a countdown of the 10 best highlight plays made by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL season.
Cowboys vs. Bengals highlights | Week 14
Watch highlights from the Week 14 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Top defense of the week | Week 11
Watch the top defense of Week 11 during the NFL 2020 season.
Bengals vs. Washington highlights | Week 11
Watch all of the highlights from Washington Football Team's Week 11 win against the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL regular season.
6-foot-8 DL's tip turns into Jessie Bates' third INT of 2020
6-foot-8 Washington Football Team defensive lineman Margus Hunt's tip turns into Washington's Jessie Bates' third interception of 2020.
PFF: Every team's highest-graded players in 2020
PFF reveals the highest-graded player on every team through the first 10 weeks of the 2020 season.
Bengals vs. Steelers highlights | Week 10
Watch the highlights from the Week 10 matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
PFF's midseason All-Pro team for 2020
Pro Football Focus unveils its All-Pro Team at the midpoint of the 2020 season.
Titans vs. Bengals highlights | Week 8
Watch the game highlights from the Week 8 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jessie Bates locates Tannehill's end-zone pass for key INT
Cincinnati Bengals' safety Jessie Bates locates Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill's end zone pass for key interception.
Bengals vs. Colts highlights | Week 6
Watch all of the highlights from the Indianapolis Colts' home win against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6 of the 2020 NFL regular season.
Can't-Miss Play: Jessie Bates MOSSES Zach Pascal for impressive INT
Can't-Miss Play: Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates MOSSES Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal for an impressive interception.
Bengals vs. Ravens highlights | Week 5
Watch the highlights from the Week 5 matchup between the Bengals and Ravens.