And as expected, the Bengals continue to say no thanks.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Higgins has “garnered trade interest” as the deadline approaches, but the Bengals aren’t expected to move him.
The Bengals have never had any legitimate interest in moving Higgins, who they view as a core piece of the franchise moving forward, despite the inability to work out an extension with him this past summer.
Last offseason, Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin went viral for his “go find your own” comments when asked about teams calling the Bengals about Higgins.
Despite the slow start to Higgins’ season and the fractured rib, Higgins will play out the final year of his rookie dead in Cincinnati before the two sides head back to the negotiation table next offseason.