Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins reportedly absent from voluntary OTAs

by Christina S. Brown
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The Cincinnati Bengals are going by way of voluntary OTAs with out their two star vast receivers, Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins.

Each receivers are absent from Bengals headquarters as they search new contracts, based on ESPN.

Chase is now extension-eligible, whereas Higgins was franchise tagged and requested a commerce earlier this offseason.

Chase, a Professional Bowler in every of his three seasons within the NFL, totaled a career-high 100 receptions for 1,216 yards and 7 touchdowns final season. He has been Cincinnati’s No. 1 receiver in every of the previous three seasons.

Higgins was restricted to 12 video games as a consequence of damage final season. Throughout mentioned video games, he totaled 42 receptions for 656 yards and 5 touchdowns. Higgins beforehand totaled 1,000-plus receiving yards in each 2021 and 2022.

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Outdoors of Chase and Higgins, Cincinnati’s vast receiver room consists of Trenton Irwin, 2023 draft picks Andrei Iosivas and Charlie Jones and 2024 third-round draft decide Jermaine Burton, amongst others. It misplaced veteran Tyler Boyd to the Tennessee Titans in free company.

Elsewhere, the Bengals traded operating again Joe Mixon to the Houston Texans, signing Zack Moss to fill the void. Additionally they signed former New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins tight finish Mike Gesicki to a one-year deal.

Cincinnati missed the playoffs final season for the primary time since 2020, a season low-lighted by star quarterback Joe Burrow struggling a season-ending wrist damage in November.

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