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Justin Herbert helps draft cause with Senior Bowl MVP

Several quarterbacks have gone from having strong performances at the Senior Bowl to being drafted early in the first round and Justin Herbert might be the player following that path this season. Herbert went into the week saying he hoped to show NFL teams leadership ability that he might not have shown during his time [more]

Zac Taylor’s simple criteria for a quarterback: “A winner”

Some say wins aren’t a quarterback statistic. Bengals coach Zac Taylor apparently isn’t one of the some. Taylor, embarking on his second season with the Bengals, has fairly simple criteria for what he’s looking for in a quarterback. “A guy that elevates his teammates, accurate, has the best understanding of the playbook of anyone on [more]

Joe Burrow: Whoever wants to pay me to play football, I’ll play for

Joe Burrow will not try to force his way onto his preferred team, if he even has one. Burrow, the LSU quarterback who’s the odds-on favorite to go first overall in April’s NFL draft, says he’s happy to play for any team that wants him. “Whoever wants to pay me money to play the game [more]

Bengals DC Lou Anarumo on No. 1 pick: A good QB can help the defense

The Bengals weren’t particularly good on either side of the ball during the 2019 season, which explains why they own the first overall pick in April’s draft. Assuming they keep the pick, the expectation is that they are going to use it on quarterback Joe Burrow and leave defensive needs for later parts of the [more]

A.J. Green: “The franchise tag is not the best thing”

The Bengals seem adamant about A.J. Green being back with them next year, even though he’s a pending free agent. Which means they’re thinking strongly about using the franchise tag on him. While Green’s not pitching a fit about it, he knows it’s not ideal — or permanent. “The franchise tag is not the best [more]

Dolphins G.M. has “more than enough” to move up in draft

The Dolphins made their own lives harder last season, by exceeding expectations to win five games. That means that instead of having the top pick and their choice of any quarterback, they’re in the fifth spot. For now. Via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier said the team had “more [more]

Lions: “Way too early” to start auctioning the third pick

The Lions could be sitting in the fabled catbird seat when the 2020 NFL Draft gets here, but coach Matt Patricia wasn’t ready to get into that while he’s coaching the Senior Bowl. With the Bengals having their hearts set on LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (unless they don’t), and with conventional wisdom suggesting that Washington [more]

Bengals “certainly plan” to have A.J. Green next season

The Bengals played the entire 2019 season without A.J. Green and he doesn’t have a contract for the 2020 season, but head coach Zac Taylor isn’t writing him out of the team’s plans. Taylor spoke to the media from the Senior Bowl on Tuesday and addressed the team’s thoughts about bringing Green back for a [more]

Source: Dolphins would love to land Joe Burrow

The Dolphins didn’t make the playoffs at 5-11. They wouldn’t have made the playoffs if they’d gone 1-15, obviously. But they would have been in position to get the guy they covet most at the top of the draft. Per a league source, the Dolphins covet LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, the presumptive No. 1 overall [more]

Duke Tobin on Andy Dalton: We won’t do something willy-nilly

The Bengals have been answering questions about their plans for the first overall pick of this year’s draft at the Senior Bowl this week and most people expect they’ll be taking a quarterback who will displace Andy Dalton as the team’s starter. Dalton remains under contract for the 2020 season with a $17.5 million base [more]

Zac Taylor: “Plenty of time” to get to know Joe Burrow after Senior Bowl

Quarterback Joe Burrow is not taking part in the Senior Bowl this week, which means that he won’t have an extended chance to work with the coaching staff of the team that is expected to select him with the top pick in the draft. The Bengals are coaching one of the teams this week and [more]

Bengals executive Duke Tobin disputes ESPN’s report about No. 1 pick

Duke Tobin, the Bengals’ director of player personnel, said ESPN’s report that Cincinnati won’t trade the No. 1 pick no matter what is “news to me.” “I don’t know that any decision has been made for what we’re going to do in April,” Tobin said Monday, via Geoff Hobson of the team website. “We’re early [more]

Bengals hire Steve Jackson as cornerbacks coach

The Bengals announced a couple of additions to their coaching staff on Monday, including the previously reported move to add Al Golden to Zac Taylor’s staff as their linebackers coach. In addition to Golden, the Bengals have also hired Steve Jackson as their cornerbacks coach. Jackson spent the last two seasons as an assistant defensive [more]

Bengals have no intention to trade No. 1 overall pick

The compulsory Conference Championship Sunday Splash! reports included some news-about-nothing about Cincinnati’s plans for their hard-earned first overall pick in the draft. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the Bengals “have no intention of trading the No. 1 overall draft pick no matter the interest they get in it.” The Bengals are widely believed to [more]

Joe Burrow passes on Senior Bowl

The hay is in the barn for Joe Burrow. And there’s no reason to throw the match that he used to light his victory cigar in its general direction. Burrow wisely has declined an invitation to attend the Senior Bowl. The news comes from Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy. “Had a great talk with [more]

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