Cincinnati Bengals

‘I plan on being in Cincinnati for awhile;’ Bengals WR wants team to stay together

PHOENIX, AZ — Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins is in Arizona for the upcoming Super Bowl and told reporters he hopes the current Bengals lineup stays together “for a long time,” according to our news partner WCPO in Cincinnati.

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He laughed off photoshopped pictures of him other teams’ jerseys during an appearance on the NFL network.

Higgins is entering the last year of his rookie contract and his former Clemson teammate, Travis Etienne Jr., shared an Instagram post of himself, Higgins and Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence in college, saying “Ima just sit this here,” WCPO said.

“I plan on being in Cincinnati for a while, so I mean, we’re gonna see what happens,” said Higgins.

Quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to get a huge extension and could impact how much Cincinnati spends on its other players, WCPO reported.

Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase also told the NFL Network Wednesday that Burrow “knows what he wants and how to set up his contract” to keep the Bengals’ weapons on the team.

“At the end of the day, I don’t think Joe’s too worried about how much money he’s gonna make because he’s already making a tremendous amount, but it’ll work out for us,” Chase said.

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Cincinnati went 12-4 this past season and clinched the AFC North for the second straight season for the first time in franchise history.

The Bengals lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, 23-20, on January 29 to end their season.

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