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Bengals encouraged by early signs from Joe Burrow

Top overall draft pick Joe Burrow hasn’t had a full offseason to get to know his new Bengals teammates, or get accustomed to the new plays they’ve been installing virtually. But from what they’ve seen on the field so far, they’re impressed with their new quarterback. “You think that’s a little thing on the outside, [more]

Raiders cut running back Jeremy Hill

Well, that didn’t last long. Two days after officially signing running back Jeremy Hill, the Raiders have cut Hill, Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com reports. Hill has not played since tearing his ACL while with the Patriots in the 2018 season opener. That was his debut for New England after spending four seasons with the Bengals. [more]

Bengals holding remote meetings with their quarterbacks

The prospect of a quarterback quarantine has been bandied about by several coaches and teams this offseason and the Bengals are employing a variation of that approach at their training camp. Head coach Zac Taylor spoke to reporters on Tuesday and said, per multiple reporters, that all but one of the team’s position groups are [more]

Bengals hope to extend Joe Mixon

The Bengals put the biggest piece of their future in place when they drafted quarterback Joe Burrow first overall. Now they want to keep his backfield mate around as well. Via Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin said the goal was to extend running back Joe Mixon. “Joe [more]

Bengals place Xavier Su’a-Filo on PUP, Renell Wren on non-football injury list

The Cincinnati Bengals placed guard Xavier Su'a-Filo on the physically unable to perform list and defensive tackle Renell Wren on the non-football injury list at the outset of training camp on Monday. Su’a-Filo has appeared in 19 games for the Dallas Cowboys over the last two seasons with 12 total starts. He ended last season [more]

Ohio bans fans from football games, for now

Any football games played in Ohio will have to be played in empty stadiums under a new state order, although it’s possible the order could be lifted before the Bengals and Browns start their seasons. The announcement from the Ohio Department of Health prohibits all spectators from attending contact sporting events. That will include NFL [more]

Joe Burrow lost weight after the draft

A picture of Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow during an offseason workout showed Burrow appearing to have added muscle this offseason, but Burrow says he’s actually lost a little weight. Burrow said he weighed 221 pounds at the Scouting Combine and is now about 215 after finding it easier to eat healthy foods while he’s [more]

Former Bengals DB Rickey Dixon dies at 53

Former Bengals defensive back Rickey Dixon died Saturday, seven years after beginning his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dixon was 53. The University of Oklahoma, where Dixon earned All-America honors and won the Thorpe Award, announced Dixon’s passing. “Ever since he left OU, Rickey has been regarded as one of the finest football players [more]

Joe Burrow: I’ll live off my endorsements and save all my NFL paychecks

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has a smart idea for how to spend all the money from the four-year, $36.1 million guaranteed contract he signed this week. Or actually how not to spend it. Burrow said on Friday that he doesn’t intend to spend a single penny of that money he’s making from the Bengals. He’ll [more]

Raiders are expected to sign Jeremy Hill

The Raiders hosted free agent running back Jeremy Hill on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. They plan to sign Hill to a contract pending a physical and COVID-19 test. Hill, 27, has not played since 2018. The Bengals made him a second-round choice in 2014, and Hill played four seasons in Cincinnati. He [more]

Joe Burrow relieved to sign contract and get on the field

The Bengals made quarterback Joe Burrow the first overall pick of the draft in April, but it took some time for Burrow to officially become a member of the team. Burrow became one of the last draft picks in the league to agree to a contract when he and the team finally struck a deal [more]

Who are the offensive rookie of the year candidates for 2020?

With Chiefs running back Damien Williams opting out for 2020, Chiefs rookie first-rounder Clyde Edwards-Helaire will have plenty more opportunities to generate the kind of numbers that will help him win offensive rookie of the year votes. Which sparked a recent PFT Live draft: Who are the candidates for offensive rookie of the year? Our [more]

Bengals tackle Isaiah Prince opts out

A second Bengals player has chosen to opt out this morning. The team announced that backup tackle Isaiah Prince has been placed on the reserve/opt-out list. Defensive tackle Josh Tupou told the team this morning he was electing to not play this year. Prince was picked in the sixth round by the Dolphins last year [more]

Josh Tupou told Bengals he’s opting out

Defensive tackle Josh Tupou has joined the list of NFL players opting out of playing this season. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Tupou has informed the Bengals of his decision. The team has not made a roster move involving Tupou yet. Tupou was headed into his fourth season with the team and was [more]

Joe Burrow’s dad glad to get him out of the basement

Joe Burrow is guaranteed more than $36 million over the next four years after signing his rookie contract with the Bengals this week, and his dad is pleased to know he doesn’t have another mouth to feed. Jimmy Burrow said on WNXX that Joe — like so many college students who graduated amid a pandemic [more]

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