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Eric Dungey accepts tryout invite to Bengals’ rookie minicamp

The Bengals will hold their rookie minicamp next weekend. Despite signing South Carolina quarterback Collin Hill as an undrafted free agent, the Bengals invited Eric Dungey to participate. Dungey has accepted the tryout invite, announcing on social media he will not play in The Spring League as scheduled. Dungey will get a chance to throw [more]

Zac Taylor: Ja’Marr Chase can be one of the great receivers over the next 10-15 years

Not needing a quarterback after drafting Joe Burrow at No. 1 overall last year, the Bengals had every player in the draft but tight end Kyle Pitts available to them at No. 5 overall last week. They chose LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, reuniting him with Burrow after the pair won a national championship together. [more]

Bengals OC Brian Callahan: Joe Mixon shouldn’t come off the field

The Bengals played without running back Joe Mixon for most of last season and offensive coordinator Brian Callahan doesn’t want that to be the case again in 2021. Giovani Bernard is gone after a long run in the Bengals backfield, which leaves Samaje Perine in line for the No. 2 job while Trayveon Williams, sixth-round [more]

Ja’Marr Chase will wear No. 1 with Bengals

Ja'Marr Chase can keep that jersey he received on the draft stage in Cleveland last week. The Bengals announced numbers for their rookies, and the wide receiver has chosen No. 1 — the same number he had at LSU. With the new number rule, wide receivers are among the positions who can wear numbers 1-49 [more]

Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

When the Ravens brought in tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a visit last month, word from Baltimore reporters was that the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft. Compensatory draft picks were central to that approach. The Ravens and other teams have prized the picks doled out to teams who see [more]

Bengals feel return of injured defenders like having extra draft picks

The Bengals Defense looked different after free agency thanks to the team signing five free agents while saying farewell to the likes of cornerback William Jackson III, defensive end Carl Lawson, and defensive tackle Geno Atkins. Cincinnati bolstered those free agent additions with four defensive additions in the draft. When defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo looks [more]

21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks

The deadline for NFL teams to exercise their fifth-year contract options on 2018 first-round picks passed on Monday afternoon and 21 players had those options picked up. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is part of that group. Carolina traded for Darnold last month and announced their decision on his option after the draft. That total is [more]

Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 NFL first-round picks

NFL teams will be adding first-round picks to their roster this week and some of them will then turn their attention to first-round picks from 2018. Fifth-year contract options for players selected in the first round that year need to be exercised by May 3 and some teams have already gotten the ball rolling on [more]

Bengals will play second-rounder Jackson Carman at guard

The Bengals had a chance to take tackle Penei Sewell with the fifth overall pick in the draft, but opted for wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase and then traded down in the second round before selecting some protection for 2020’s first overall pick. Jackson Carman blocked for 2021’s first overall pick Trevor Lawrence as the left [more]

Bengals add former Kansas running back Pooka Williams

Former Kansas running back Pooka Williams left college football with remaining eligibility. He wasn’t drafted. Via Ben Baby of ESPN.com, Williams has signed with the Bengals. Williams served a one-game suspension in 2019 after being charged with domestic battery. He allegedly punched a woman in the stomach and grabbed her throat. After pleading not guilty, [more]

Bengals take first kicker of 2021 draft, selecting Evan McPherson in fifth round

A kicker has come off the board in the 2021 draft. Cincinnati selected Florida’s Evan McPherson at No. 149 overall in the fifth round. McPherson is just the third kicker to be selected within the top 150 picks in the last 10 years. Tampa Bay selected both of the others, drafting Roberto Aguayo in the [more]

Bengals draw from LSU pipeline, selecting Tyler Shelvin in fourth round

The Bengals went back to the Bayou for one of their fourth-round picks. After selecting LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase at No. 5 overall, Cincinnati chose LSU defensive tackle Tyler Shelvin at No. 122 overall. Like Chase, Shelvin won a national championship with 2020 No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow. And also like Chase, Shelvin [more]

Bengals draft picks 2021: All of Cincinnati’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

In the 2020 draft, the Bengals had the first overall pick and selected LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow started the season strong for the long-suffering Bengals but was hit with a catastrophic knee injury Week 11 at Washington that ended his rookie season prematurely. The injury turned out to be a torn ACL and MCL that cast doubts on Burrow’s ability to start the [more]

In the early rookie of the year odds, Najee Harris stands out

The first overall pick is the first favorite to win the rookie of the year award. But the 24th pick could be the one to watch. Via PointsBet, Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has +250 odds to win the prize the night before Super Bowl LVI. That part was predictable. After that, it gets interesting. Bears [more]

Ja’Marr Chase: I’m going to break every record the Bengals have

The Bengals have had receivers like Isaac Curtis, Cris Collinsworth, Carl Pickens, Chad Johnson, and A.J. Green put up good numbers for them over the years, but their newest wideout says he plans to leave them all in the dust. Johnson holds franchise records with 751 catches, 10,783 receiving yards, and 66 receiving touchdowns, and [more]

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