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Anthony Cosenza

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 4/24 livestream

We do a Bengals draft whip-around with a lot of folks connected to the team and media this week! Join us to kick off the big weekend ahead!

One of the biggest events on the NFL calendar is upon us. The NFL draft starts this Thursday, as all 32 teams attempt maneuvers to better their respective rosters.

This is a particularly important one for the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s their first class under a new coaching staff since 2003, and they could shock some people with moves that will have...

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Jason Marcum

How to watch and follow Day 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft

What you need to know for the first day of the NFL Draft.

The 2019 NFL Draft is almost here.

We’re about to see hundreds of former college football stars get to see their NFL dreams realized as they hear their names called on Draft Night in Nashville.

For the Bengals, it will be the first draft of the Zac Taylor era, as he looks to begin his head-coaching career on a high note by finding enough impact players in this year’s draft to help propel this franchise back into postseason...

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PatrickJudis

Zac Taylor isn’t worried about fitting in with the AFC North

The AFC North is known for being a hard-nosed division, but Zac Taylor wants the rest of the division to worry about how the Bengals play.

We have heard it time and time again as Bengals’ fans: The AFC North is one of the fiercest divisions in all of the NFL.

When it comes down to the end of the season, the team who’s best built to weather out the cold traditionally have had an advantage in representing the division in the playoffs. Big lineman, hard runners and just a general nastiness...

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Jason Marcum

Bengals Draft 2019: Everything to know

Everything you need to know about the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The 2019 NFL Draft is upon us, and it will be one of the Cincinnati Bengals’ most important drafts in recent memory.

That’s because this is the first draft of the Zac Taylor era, marking the first time since 2003 that someone other than Marvin Lewis will help determine who in the draft gives this team the best chance to reach its full potential.

All 32 NFL teams will get seven rounds to try and find future...

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Bengals pick up William Jackson’s option

The Bengals have exercised their fifth-year option on cornerback William Jackson, according to a team announcement. The additional year keeps him under control through 2020, though it is guaranteed for injury only.  Chosen with the No. 24 overall pick in 2016, Jackson missed his entire rookie year due to injury. In his re-do year, he mostly served as a backup. However, he started in all 16 of the Bengals’ games last year and tallied 41 tackles. For his work, Pro Football Focus ranked him...

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PatrickJudis

Dave Lapham has made his prediction for the Bengals' first-round pick

Lapaham gave a great breakdown of why Dillard makes sense for the Bengals.

Fans of most teams have to wait until the night of the draft to find out what their team will do in the first round. That really hasn't been the case for the Bengals.

Cincinnati's color commentator Dave Lapham has been on the money for several seasons now with who the Bengals will draft. In fact, the only times he has been wrong has been when the player he predicted was taken before the Bengals had a shot to take...

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Bengals pick up 5th-year option on William Jackson

This was a lock to happen. Ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Bengals just made a key move with their top 2016 pick. On Wednesday, the team announced it was picking up the fifth-year option on cornerback William Jackson, which means he is now signed through the 2020 season. This has been effectively a lock to happen since Jackson had his breakout 2017 season, where he became one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. He took a step back in 2018 but finished strong and reminded everyone he’s...

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LB3PTMAN

NFL Draft Profile Video: Devin Bush

Bush is exactly the kind of linebacker the Bengals’ defense desperately needs.

Ever since the season ended, it has been a common refrain that Devin White is easily the best linebacker prospect in the draft.

Recently however, that question has come into question, could Devin Bush be a better fit for the Bengals?

Devin Bush Athletic Profile:

Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 234 pounds 40 Yard Dash: 4.43 seconds Vertical Jump: 40.5” Broad Jump: 124” 3-Cone Drill: 6.93 seconds 20 Yard Shuttle:...

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Matt Minich

Cincy Jungle writers mock drafts: Which mock reigns supreme?

Vote on the mock draft you think is best for the Bengals!

Our own Patrick Judis, Matt Minich, and John Sheeran tackle the Bengals needs in their final 2019 NFL Draft mock drafts. Read all three and tell us what you think in the poll at the end.

Patrick Judis

I constructed this draft by doing roughly eight mocks using The Draft Network’s predictive board (four I picked and four automatic picked) in my best attempt to try to predict a little but of the wackiness of the actual draft but avoid...

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John Sheeran

Bengals News (4/24): Practice makes perfect

The Bengals had their first practice of the 2019 offseason, and their starting quarterback appears safe from competition coming from the NFL Draft.

Camp Zac Offers Fresh Start For Vets
Zac Taylor, the Bengals rookie head coach who prides himself on detail and execution, did a little of both to get his first practice off the ground Tuesday when he opened a three-day voluntary minicamp on the Paul Brown Stadium practice field.

Quick Hits: Ross Rejuvenated; Dalton Looks To Go Long (Term)
The...

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Nick Manchester

11 for 11 draft series: T.J. Hockenson is the new prototypical tight end

The guy that replaced George Kittle in college could be the next George Kittle in the pros.

In 2016, the Iowa Hawkeyes lost a senior tight end to the NFL who would go on to pile up over 1,300 receiving yards and earn a 2nd-team All-Pro selection in 2018.

This man was George Kittle.

In 2017, Kittle’s replacement matched Kittle’s production in his rookie campaign and then doubled that production in 2018.

This man was T.J. Hockenson.

These two tight ends have more than just an alma mater in...

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John Sheeran

11 for 11 draft series: Jawaan Taylor can become Andre Smith 2.0 and much more

Taylor could easily be gone in the first 10 picks, but he will likely be a part of the discussion for the Bengals if he remains available.

Florida’s Jawaan Taylor is certainly his own player and has his own story, but his journey to the NFL Draft is not anything we haven’t seen before.

The Sunshine State native was offered a scholarship to play for the Gators only after he dropped a considerable amount of weight. In high school, Taylor was a three-star recruit but also boasted a weight...

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Anthony Cosenza

Bengals mailbag: Fan mocks, narrowing down No. 11, and the power game

What small group of names can we assume will be in play at No. 11 for the Bengals? Could a mid-round, developmental quarterback be the best route in the 2019 draft? And, could a traditional-type of player in an innovative offensive system make sense?

Can you hear it? That’s the sound the NFL Draft rumor mill wheels churning and the Cincinnati Bengals are shoveling coal into the machine.

As it currently stands, and in using the correct variables (availability, need, past draft operating...

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Bengals waive Adolphus Washington

The Bengals have waived Adolphus Washington, according to a team announcement. The Bengals signed the defensive tackle off of the Cowboys’ taxi squad last season, but he won’t be a part of the club for 2019. Washington had six tackles and a sack for the Bengals across four appearances last year. Prior to that, his only in-game experience came with the Bills across two seasons and change. The third-round pick hasn’t really met expectations, though he did have 3.5 sacks across his two...

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Jason Marcum

Bengals waive Adolphus Washington

The Bengals trim their roster ahead of the NFL Draft.

The Cincinnati Bengals are making moves ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.

On Tuesday, the team waived reserve defensive tackle Adolphus Washington.

The Bengals had signed Washington, a fourth-year player in 2019, off the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad on Sept. 26 last season. The former Ohio State Buckeyes defender played in four games and totaled six tackles and a sack before landing on injured reserve with a knee injury on Nov. 23.

It...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals News (4/23): How Cincinnati could double up on certain positions in the draft

What is the best way to fill a need? Throw a bunch of players at it.

History says the Cincinnati Bengals will use double-up approach in 2019 NFL Draft

But at some positions, especially linebacker, one draft pick might not be enough. Even if LSU’s Devin White falls out of the top 10 or Michigan’s Devin Bush is the choice, the Bengals could opt for another linebacker later in the draft.

Boomer's Scouting Party
It was more than a year before they drafted him. Maybe two. Maybe even while Sam...

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Nick Manchester

11 for 11 draft series: Jonah Williams can give the Bengals’ offensive line the boost it needs

If the Bengals’ don’t draft a linebacker in the first round, they might go with an offensive lineman for the second year in a row.

The Bengals boasted one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL over the last two years, and it made a profoundly negative impact.

Thankfully, the Bengals line was better in 2018 than it was the year before, thanks to the addition of Cordy Glenn and Billy Price, as well as some work from Trey Hopkins and Christian Westerman. Even though it was improved,...

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John Sheeran

11 for 11 draft series: Andre Dillard is this year’s premier upside offensive lineman

By the end of the NFL Draft, the Bengals need to draft their first offensive tackle since 2015. They can get that out of the way by selecting Dillard with the 11th overall pick.

It’s been four years since the Bengals began the 2015 NFL Draft by selecting two offensive tackles in Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher. The return on investment for those picks were... less than good.

Since then, the Bengals haven’t actually drafted an offensive tackle; opting to fill the position via free agency...

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Jason Marcum

Report: “Real possibility” the Bengals take a QB in Round 1

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Draft week is here, and the Bengals are about to make their first selection of the Zac Taylor era.

By now, you know all about how linebacker and offensive tackle are the biggest needs for this team heading into the 2019 season. One of those two positions is likely to be addressed in Round 1, as there will be several prospects at those positions worthy of the 11th pick.

But what if the Bengals decide it’s time to move on from Andy Dalton and find his eventual replacement?...

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PatrickJudis

Bengals News (4/22): Zac Taylor will bring Cincinnati along slowly into his system

Zac Taylor isn’t going to overload his new team with too much upfront.

Cincinnati Bengals mock draft 2019: Seven rounds, picks, big board, team needs, multiple options for every selection
The Bengals might not be counted on to do a lot of trading up in most years, but this isn't most years. With five sixth-round picks in tow, thanks to receiving three compensatory picks in the round and owning Dallas' pick at No. 198, the Bengals do have some ammunition to make a jump on Day 2 or possibly...

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