Cincinnati Bengals’ history with the franchise tag

The Cincinnati Bengals don’t figure to use the franchise tag this year as they eye the future beyond next season.

With a second tag for Jessie Bates likely out of the question and a tag for Germaine Pratt the same story, the team doesn’t have many realistic targets for the tag.

Still, the window to tag players opened this week and that means it’s a nice time to look back at the history of the Bengals and tag briefly, starting with Bates’ tag from last season.

Here’s a look at every time the Bengals have used the franchise tag and at what amounts.

2022 -- S Jessie Bates - $12.9 million

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2020 -- WR A.J. Green - $18.1 million

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2013-- DE Michael Johnson - $11.2 million

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2012 -- K Mike Nugent - $2.7 million

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2009 -- K Shayne Graham - $2.5 million

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2008 -- OL Stacy Andrews - $7.5 million

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2007 -- DE Justin Smith - $8.6 million

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1999 -- WR Carl Pickens - $3.5 million

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Note: Extended

1998 -- DT Dan Wilkinson - $3 million

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Note: Traded to Washington

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire