A former Ohio State offensive lineman is slated to become a free agent following the 2021 NFL season, according to a report.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that the Cincinnati Bengals are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on offensive lineman Bill Price’s rookie contract. That means the former Buckeye will become a free agent after the season.

Per OverTheCap.com, if the Bengals did pick up the option, Price would’ve been fully guaranteed a $10.4 million base salary.

Price was a first-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, taken by Cincinnati with the No. 21 pick. He made a quick impact for the franchise a rookie, starting 10 games at center during his first year in the league.

In 2019, Price started in 9 games and last year he made just one start, though he played in all 16 games. The Bengals finished with a 4-12 record.

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