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Cincy Jungle Jan 14, 2021
PFWA honors Jessie Bates and Giovani Bernard

PFWA honors Jessie Bates and Giovani Bernard

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Well-deserved honors for two of the Bengals’ leaders. The Cincinnati Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America have named Jessie Bates III as the Bengals’ 2020 MVP, while Giovani Bernard was the organization’s annual “Good Guy” award. This marks the first MVP for Bates, in his third season out of Wake Forest. Bates finished as the top graded safety in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus, and led their stats in total interceptions plus passes defensed. “Bates was a runaway winner, putting together one of...
Cincy Jungle Jan 8, 2021
Jessie Bates voted to AP All-Pro Second Team

Jessie Bates voted to AP All-Pro Second Team

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Was Cincinnati’s defensive MVP robbed of more recognition? For the first time in half a decade, the Cincinnati Bengals have an All-Pro. Jessie Bates III has been named to the All-Pro second-team by the Associated Press. It’s the first time a member of the Bengals has made any AP All-Pro team since 2015. Andrew Whitworth and Geno Atkins were voted to the All-Pro first-team that season with Reggie Nelson making it onto the second-team. Three safeties made it onto the first-team. Tyrann Mathieu, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and Budda...
Cincy Jungle Dec 29, 2020
Bengals News (12/29): Big plays off the field

Bengals News (12/29): Big plays off the field

Photo by Will Newton/ Geno Atkins is as great with his off the field ventures as he has been on the field for the Bengals over his career, and the team wanted to make sure he gets recognized for it. Bengals Notebook: News on Tee Higgins, Jessie Bates III and Joe Mixon"He's made plays against everybody in this league," Taylor said after Sunday's 37-31 victory in Houston. "He's got an extremely bright future. His approach is tremendous. Where we got him when we got him in the second round is unbelievable now that you look back on it, but we're lucky to have him." Bengals...
Cincy Jungle Dec 27, 2020
William Jackson questionable to return with concussion after colliding with Jessie Bates

William Jackson questionable to return with concussion after colliding with Jessie Bates

Photo by MSA/Icon Sportswire via Jackson is being evaluated with a concussion. The Bengals were looking strong out of the gate, but an injury seems to have derailed their game in Houston. William Jackson III and Jessie Bates III ran into each other while going for an errant Deshaun Watson pass down the field. Bates came up alright, but Jackson stayed down and was taken into the locker room. Friendly fire between Jessie Bates III and William Jackson III, both going for the Watson pass, leaves WJ3 down after the play, too. I think both were sure they were getting the...
Cincy Jungle Dec 24, 2020
Bengals News (12/24): Helping his chances

Bengals News (12/24): Helping his chances

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ Zac Taylor may have really given himself another shot in 2021 after upsetting the Steelers. Quick Hits: Bengals believe Jessie Bates III & Tyler Boyd should be Pro Bowlers"I think he's very deserving. I'm glad we have him on our team. I wouldn't take anybody over him," Taylor said before Wednesday's practice. "Obviously the vote is what the vote is. Some guys really take issue with that, but the bottom line for us is Jessie has been a tremendous, tremendous player, leader on the practice field, on the game field. Whenever we need a play to be made,...
Stripe Hype Dec 22, 2020

NFL’s highest graded safety, Jessie Bates III, gets snubbed from Pro Bowl

Cincinnati Bengal Jessie Bates III was PFF’s highest-rated safety in 2020, but still somehow missed out on his first Pro Bowl appearance. In every measurable aspect, Jessie Bates III has been dominant all year for the Cincinnati Bengals. The stellar safety has been one of the few consistent players on the team, and his play […] NFL’s highest graded safety, Jessie Bates III, gets snubbed from Pro Bowl - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - Cincinnati Bengals News and Fan Community

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