Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer
Bengals defensive coordinator Teryl Austin called George Iloka a 'true professional' and 'great teammate' but felt moving on was best for the team's long-term interests. He said the team really feels Jessie Bates has a high ceiling. Austin said "When we watched him coming out we knew he had really good movement, really good range. Got around the ball. The biggest issue was how is he going to tackle in our league? He's shown a willingness to tackle. He's been a really solid tackler. Really good angles. Getting guys down. That was the one question we needed answered."