Bengals WR Tee Higgins appears to react to franchise tag news

Cincinnati Bengals wideout Tee Higgins sent out a brief message in the wake of the news he’s going to be franchise-tagged by the team.

The message was short and sweet: “It is what it is.”

Granted, one could argue the tweet could be about anything, but Higgins sent it out roughly 10 minutes after the news went public — and fans will read it as a reaction regardless.

That tag checks in at $21.8 million and sets a new deadline — July 15. That’s the new day to circle on the calendar, as it’s the cutoff for the Bengals and Higgins to agree on a long-term extension.

Of course, the Bengals tagging Higgins so early in the process makes it worth wondering about tag-and-trade scenarios before the combine.

For now, though, we’ve got Higgins’ apparent reaction and a Bengals cap space update.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire