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How real is the Bengals’ interest in Notre Dame RB Josh Adams?

The Bengals have paid a lot of attention to former Notre Dame running back, Josh Adams. But will they draft him to compete with the talented stable of running backs already on the roster in Cincinnati?

Josh Adams really tore it up in 2017 for the Fighting Irish. He ran for more than 1,400 rushing yards with a 6.9 yards per carry average. However, he isn’t being talked about as a top running back. In fact most experts think he will end up being a late pick on the third day of the draft....

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Bengals embracing “starting from square one” as new coordinators take over

As players roll in for their offseason training program, it is the first time they have been met with this much change since most of their rookie seasons. It is no secret the Bengals have been doing a lot of the same things for years now. The team’s last major change on defense came when they hired a fiery defensive coordinator from Atlanta in Mike Zimmer. Even when Zimmer finally got his shot as being a head coach, the defense didn’t change that much when Paul Guenther took control. In...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals Bytes (4/24): Cedric Ogbuehi saw change coming

Cedric Ogbuehi wasn’t shocked that the Bengals went out and replaced him so aggressively at left tackle.

Bengals running back Joe Mixon: NFL Draft day wait was long but worth it
This time last year, Joe Mixon was anxiously awaiting some clarity on his future. The running back out of Oklahoma became the Bengals’ second-round draft pick in 2017, and he says now it feels like yesterday that he was hearing his name called off the board.

Egger: Why I want the Bengals to draft Lamar Jackson
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Geoff Hobson

Quez Quotient figures into new defensive look

If the password for the Bengals’ revamped offense this spring is uptempo01, then the new-look defense’s sign on is tamultiple18. And cornerback Darqueze Dennard is the face of the versatility new ...

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Bengals big board: Ranking 13 first round targets for Cincinnati

There are many mock drafts out there and nearly as many players being projected the the Bengals in the first round. With all of the options that could be available with the twenty-first pick, what is the best direction for the Bengals to go? It is always difficult to predict the NFL Draft. By trading back to the 21st section the Bengals made it even harder to predict who they will select. With four quarterbacks likely to be taken in the first five picks, talented players will slide down the...

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Geoff Hobson

Notes: Iloka and Mixon have head up for new rule; Mixon hopes to miss Mayfield; Glenn scouts Brown

George Iloka is waiting on the officials when it comes to making his next tackle Bengals safety George Iloka is waiting for the movie.Iloka and the rest of his teammates are still waiting to get ...

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Nick Manchester

Could do-it-all TE Troy Fumagalli land with the Bengals?

Fumagalli lacks the athleticism of an elite NFL player, some still managed to match the production of the top tight end prospects in the country. How would he fit in with the Bengals?

Even though the Bengals re-signed fragile tight end Tyler Eifert for another year, nobody knows how well he will hold up. Eifert’s future in Cincinnati is still anyone’s guess after the 2018 season is over. Additionally, Tyler Kroft, and C.J. Uzomah will also be free agents in 2019, so the Bengals might...

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PatrickJudis

Ranking the Bengals’ 6 biggest NFL draft needs

The Bengals need to exit draft weekend with new players at these six positions of need.

The Bengals have plenty of needs heading into this pivotal 2018 NFL Draft. However, they addressed their biggest need of the offseason when they moved back from pick 12 to 21 to acquire left tackle Cordy Glenn from the Bills.

This has opened up the Bengals to a world of possibilities in the first round of the draft. Really though, it hasn’t put them in a position to take the best player available at...

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John Sheeran

When it would be OK for Bengals to take a chance on Oklahoma OT Orlando Brown

All things considered, Orlando Brown would have to become an outlier in the NFL.

Almost two months ago when I wrote my Brian O’Neill scouting report, I made the statement: “assigning round grades to draft prospects has become primitive to me.” I feel this way towards that specific part of this process because it’s a critical part of crapshoot narrative that many are inclined to believe the draft process is.

The draft and scouting from an independent evaluator’s perspective is not...

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Jason Marcum

Peter King mocks Lamar Jackson to the Bengals

Could the Bengals shock everyone and take the Heisman-winning quarterback in Round 1?

Is this the year the Bengals finally look to upgrade their quarterback situation?

Probably not, but you can never say never, especially when it comes to the NFL Draft. While the Bengals are expected to take a developmental quarterback in the latter rounds of this draft, it’s highly unlikely they take one in the first round.

Don’t tell Peter King that. In his latest mock draft at MMQB, King as Louisville...

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PatrickJudis

Based on top-30 visits and meetings here are 5 prospects in play for the Bengals at pick No. 21

The Bengals have seemingly endless options at 21, but if you dig enough you can see a picture forming around who they might select.

At the beginning of the offseason everything seemed so simple for the Bengals. Take the best tackle in the draft at pick No. 12. Instead, the Bengals pulled off a trade for Cordy Glenn that moved the team back to pick No. 21 and gave the Bills the ammunition to possibly get their quarterback.

The move back for the Bengals did two things. It erased their biggest...

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PatrickJudis

ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper combine for rocky Bengals 3-round mock draft

Todd McShay and Mel Kiper alternated picks in their most recent mock draft, which adds a nice entertainment and creative element. However, the results were a bit mixed as far as what the Bengals walked away with.

This is an important draft for the Bengals. The front office decided to re-sign Marvin Lewis after his contract expired without a single playoff win. The team has also preached changing how they do things, and to be fair we have seen some of that. The Bengals are getting rid of Jay...

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Matt Minich

NFL Draft Week 2018: Bengals 7-round mock draft

With the 2018 NFL draft almost here, how will the Bengals address their biggest needs while adding talent across the board?

After two disappointing seasons in a row, the Bengals come into the NFL Draft with several needs to fill. Their biggest move of the offseason involved adding an offensive linemen in Cordy Glenn and they are likely to add at least one more in the early stages of the draft. With the departure of Russell Bodine, the center position is the most obvious need, but they could...

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PatrickJudis

The Bengals will have a rare two-game stretch against the Colts

The Bengals have never opened the regular season against the team they played to close out the preseason in the franchises history.

2000 was the last year the Bengals and Colts didn’t meet during the preseason. It has become somewhat of a tradition. It likely manifested because the teams are fairly close together.

Of course, last year the teams met in the preseason, and then they met again during Week 8, which saw the teams undergo several changes between those times. But this season, the...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals Bytes (4/23): Cincinnati won’t be going far

The Bengals are one of the teams travelling the fewest miles next season.

Bengals will finish 2018 at 8-8, according to ESPN projections
The 2018 Cincinnati Bengals face the odd task of bouncing back from a pair of losing seasons despite retaining head coach Marvin Lewis for a 16th year. Lewis has remade the coaching staff underneath him with notables such as defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and offensive line coach Frank Pollack, to name a few.

Bengals Draft Strategy: Interior offensive...

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John Sheeran

Rasheem Green is a “tweener” that can pick up where Chris Smith left off with Bengals

The Bengals still need one more piece on the defensive line, is Rasheem Green an adequate option?

This offseason, the biggest contract the Bengals watched one of their own free agents take from another team was not given to Russell Bodine, Andre Smith, or even AJ McCarron.

Chris Smith got more total money on the open market than any Bengal of 2017 who the team did not retain. This made some sense, because Smith was arguably the most effective player the Bengals lost this offseason based on...

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North Notes: Mayfield could still go to Browns, Lions, Bengals

In an inbox piece, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com informs that the Browns have not shut down the idea of taking Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. But few reports have linked the team with drafting the reigning Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma.Cabot notes that Pro Football Focus has ranked Mayfield as its top quarterback in the 2018 draft class and that her sources indicate the Jets are likely to take him at No. 3 if the Browns elect to pass on him at No. 1. She...

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Nick Manchester

Iowa great Josey Jewell could bolster Bengals’ thin linebacker group

The Bengals might look to Iowa’s captain on defense to add some depth in later rounds.

2017 was not kind to Bengals linebackers.

Vontaze Burfict began the campaign with a suspension, Kevin Minter struggled to find playing time, and Nick Vigil failed to live up to expectations. All three linebackers battled injuries the entire year, and some young prospects were pressed into service.

Depth at linebacker turned out to be crucial to the Bengals’ defense, and it is an area that the Marvin...

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PatrickJudis

Will James Washington translate huge college production to NFL success?

James Washington had a successful college career, but will he be able to have that same success at the NFL level?

James Washington may have been the best college receiver last year. He did win the 2017 Fred Biletnikoff Award, which recognizes that year’s best receiver. There are some real nice attributes to Washington’s game, but there are glaring holes in his game that are hard to ignore at the next level.

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Height: 5’11”

Weight: 213 pounds

Class: Senior

Position: Receiver...

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PatrickJudis

Dave Lapham discusses what positions Bengals could pass on in NFL Draft

Dave Lapham joined Lance McAlister on his sports talk show, and he talked about why the Bengals could forgo taking skill position players in this year’s draft.

Bengals Radio Network color analyst Dave Lapham recently was on Lance McAlister’s talk show. Among other things, he mentioned in passing how the Bengals may not draft a running back, receiver or even quarterback.

First, he shutdown the hopes of the Bengals drafting a quarterback with the 21st pick.

“I don’t think it will be...

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