...this line from Joe Reedy's chat transcript caught my eye:
A lot of teams aren't addressing long term deals right now because no one knows what the next CBA deal will entail. I also think it is holding up some improvements to the stadium and possibly (and yes I will say it) building a practice bubble.
I'd rather the Bengals just committed to building a bubble even with the uncertainty around the new CBA because they're gonna need one no matter what the new CBA looks like. But it seems as if a new openness exists, at least in concept, to an indoor facility that did not exist previously in the minds of mgmt. It's somethin'. Though not much.
I do understand uncertainty will definitely affect how teams sign players though, even though I fear that it might just be used as a smokescreen to not sign both JJ & Leon.