The Bengals lose safety Jesse Bates to the Atlanta Falcons in a huge deal

The Cincinnati Bengals are reported to be losing another key safety, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reports, safety Jessie Bates has signed a four-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. One year and $36 million in the first two years of the deal, according to a source. According to Rapoport, that makes him the fourth-highest-paid safety in NFL history This news comes after reports that Von Bell is heading to the Carolina Panthers Bell signed with the Bengals in 2020 as an unrestricted free agent after playing with New Orleans Saints for several years. Also Monday, Bengals quarterback Jermaine Pratt was reported to have re-signed with the Bengals to a three-year contract. He will earn $10.35 million in his first year and $15.15 million over two years. Pratt was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has started in 54 games.

The Cincinnati Bengals are reported to be losing another key safety.

According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, safety Jessie Bates has signed a four-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.

According to insider Adam Schefter, the $64.02 million deal includes $23 million in the first year and $36 million in the first two years of the deal, according to a source.

According to Rapoport, this makes him the fourth highest paid safety in NFL history.

The news follows reports that safety Von Bell is headed to the Carolina Panthers.

Bell signed with the Bengals in 2020 as an unrestricted free agent after playing with the New Orleans Saints for several years.

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Also Monday, Bengals linebacker Jermaine Pratt was reported to have re-signed with the Bengals on a three-year deal.

NFL Network insider Tom Bellisero reports The Bengals have signed LB Germaine Pratt to a three-year, $21 million deal, according to a source.

Pratt will earn $10.35 million his freshman year and $15.15 million over two years.

Pratt was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has started in 54 games.

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