Bengals News: NFL executives say move on from Tee Higgins and more

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) catches a pass along the sideline in the fourth
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) catches a pass along the sideline in the fourth / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

In Bengals news, NFL executives have weighed in on the Tee Higgins contract situation and think it's best for the franchise to move on from the wide receiver.

Jeff Howe of The Athletic spoke with NFL executives around the league about the Bengals' cap situation. The biggest takeaway in his subscription-required article was that executives felt that it'd complicate things by extending Higgins.

Higgins is entering the final year of his rookie contract so naturally, people are going to speculate about his future. While Higgins has said that he wants to stay in Cincinnati and he's going to let contract stuff play out, that doesn't mean he'll be a Bengal for this next part of his career.

Duke Tobin made it clear that he wants Higgins to remain in Cincinnati but extending him, Joe Burrow, and Ja'Marr Chase will make it difficult to keep other key players. That's what the front office has to consider here.

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