Bengals players react to Jessie Bates' contract situation after extension deadline

In predictable fashion, the deadline for franchise tagged players to sign an extension with their teams

passed on Friday without Jessie Bates and the Cincinnati Bengals doing a deal.

And as expected, a handful of Bates’ teammates had things to say on the subject.

Some, like Mike Hilton, kept it really simple. He had been adamant in the past about wanting the team to extend Bates

Tyler Boyd went a little more in-depth, straight-up saying the team needs to pay him

And Chidobe Awuzie not only retweeted Boyd’s message, but sent out right after what seemed to mesh with the theme.

None of this should be too shocking. Before the team went on break, Joe Burrow himself made it clear 

he wants the team to extend Bates by saying while they can put a price on his on-field play