Trade talks about Tee Higgins are buzzing after the Bengals tagged him.

The timing is curious, happening before the scouting combine, where potential suitors could make offers.

Ari Meirov from The 33rd Team has highlighted key points in the speculation.

While the Bengals may hesitate due to similarities with the Jessie Bates situation,

other teams see the appeal of securing a top receiver with a contract extension.

The Bengals could be enticed by a first-round pick and clarity in their cap situation before free agency.

They have until July 15 to negotiate a long-term deal with Higgins.