Cincinnati can match any offer sheet for Spikes
Apparently convinced they will not be able to reach a long-term contract agreement with Takeo Spikes in the next few weeks, the Cincinnati Bengals have designated the standout linebacker as a "transition" free agent, ESPN.com confirmed.
The move still enables Spikes, a five-year veteran and arguably the team's best defensive player, to solicit offers from other teams when the free agency signing period commences next month. But it also affords Cincinnati to match any offer sheet Spikes would ...
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