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NFL and NFLPA to have key meeting Monday on potential return to play

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Both sides hope to hammer out an agreement very soon.

With COVID-19 still sweeping across in America, the NFL is still working to figure how or even if a season will be played this fall. The league is still hopeful that there will be a season that starts on time, and Monday could go a long way in deciding that.

According to ESPN, the NFL and NFLPA are meeting Monday to continue working on an agreement on how the 2020 season will be conducted. Two of the key...

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Jason Marcum

Update on A.J. Green contract talks

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Green has yet to sign his franchise tag tender.

The deadline for franchise tag players to sign a long-term extension with their teams is July 15th. That means time is running out for the Bengals and A.J. Green to work out an extension, which remains unlikely to happen.

According to ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler (via Bleacher Report), the Bengals expect Green to ultimately sign his franchise tag tender, but it’s not looking good for a long-term deal getting...

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Report: Bengals receiver A.J. Green expected to play under franchise tag

By placing the franchise tag on Green, which will give him $17.8 million, the Bengals had until July 15 to negotiate a contract extension. That won't happen.

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A.J. Green Contract Rumors: Bengals Expect WR to Play 2020 Under Franchise Tag

The Cincinnati Bengals reportedly believe star wide receiver A.J. Green will play under the franchise tag in 2020...

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John Sheeran

Bengals News (7/11): Secondary concern

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William Jackson looks to be playing in a contract year, but should that be the case?

Olympic champion Tommie Smith reflects on his time with Bengals
In a one-on-one interview with The Enquirer, Olympic champion Tommie Smith discussed his time with the Cincinnati Bengals.

William Jackson III is the contract extension the Bengals should focus on
While Joe Mixon and A.J. Green extensions have been at the forefront, William Jackson's future with the...

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NFL.com pegs Bengals as a team that may have a “sneaky-good” offense

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Gregg Rosenthal certainly isn’t wrong on this prediction.

The Cincinnati Bengals were the NFL’s worst team in 2019. While their talent didn’t reflect their mere two wins, the Bengals were gifted the top-overall pick, and in turn, they brought in LSU’s phenom Joe Burrow.

Burrow will have elite talent to help him. Receivers like A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, John Ross III and several other threats will help make the rookie feel at home in the...

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Jason Marcum

Joe Burrow partners with food pantry for hunger relief fund

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That’s my quarterback.

Joe Burrow is once again stepping up to help those less fortunate.

On Thursday, the Athens County Food Pantry and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio announced the creation of the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund, which had raised $700,000 as of Thursday afternoon.

Honored to partner & support the Athens County Food Pantry & Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in conjunction with the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund. Thank you to @kroger, @bose,...

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Jason Marcum

NFL training camps won’t allow fans but could have 2 fan events

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COVID-19 continues to reshape how the NFL season will look in 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NFL won’t allow fans into training camps when they hopefully begin later this month.

According to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, fans won’t be allowed into camps this year. The good news is NFL teams will be allowed to hold up to two events at stadiums for fans, if fan attendance is permitted under local public health...

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Bengals give update on season tickets and fan attendance for 2020 season

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Fan attendance at Paul Brown Stadium is going to look a lot different in 2020.

This week, the Cincinnati Bengals emailed season-ticket holders about the team’s plans for the 2020 season.

As expected, the team will be requiring all fans to wear face coverings, while fan attendance will be drastically reduced to help combat the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

@Bengals Captain posted the update on Twitter. Here is a recap of the key...

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Matt Minich

Chalk Talk: What should we expect from Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander?

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Vikings writer Arif Hasan on the Bengals’ new defensive backs

The Bengals did a major overhaul on defense, which includes two new starters at cornerback.

On the latest episode of Chalk Talk, Vikings expert Arif Hasan joins me to talk about Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander, who enjoyed some productive seasons in Minnesota. They were coached by former Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who has groomed some fine defensive backs throughout...

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Bengals News (7/10): NFL taking notice

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NFL executives think highly of Joe Mixon.

Burrow Follows Through On First Throw With Hunger Fund
The 32 seconds that rocked a region late last year has turned into what Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow hopes is an endless string of years that keeps giving when on Thursday he unveiled the Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

Bengals' Joe Burrow partners with food pantry for hunger relief fund
"I'm so grateful for the...

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Nick Manchester

NFL.com suggests joining Bengals’ bandwagon

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The national media is finally looking at the Bengals positively.

Even Bengals fans get that the Bengals aren’t the most attractive team in the NFL.

Cincinnati is a small(ish) city, the Bengals don’t have a new(ish) stadium, and the team’s record was 2-14 last year.

However, things are turning around. The Bengals have a young head coach entering his second year on the job, a brand new franchise quarterback, and a revamped defense.

The Bengals are...

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Jason Marcum

PBS ranked among worst NFL stadiums

Not a real surprise.

Where does Paul Brown Stadium stack up against other NFL stadiums?

Apparently, not so well.

In a ranking of the five worst NFL stadiums by The Athletic, PBS checked in as the league’s fifth-worst stadium.

Here is what Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison had to say about the team’s low ranking:

“Paul Brown Stadium is only 20 years old, but it already feels like a relic with its drab gray exterior and interior. Shawshank had more character. There’s no Ring of Honor...

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Bengals' Joe Burrow Partners with Ohio Organizations to Start Hunger Relief Fund

Quarterback Joe Burrow hasn't even taken a snap for the Cincinnati Bengals, but he is already making a massive difference in his home state of Ohio...

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Jason Marcum

Bengals vs. Falcons preseason game loses national broadcast

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The game was set to air nationally on CBS.

While it remains to be seen if there will be a preseason this year, we now know at least one Bengals game has been affected.

According to Local 12 reporter Jed DeMuesy, CBS has informed broadcasters that it won’t air the Bengals vs. Falcons matchup on August 28th. The game hasn’t been canceled yet, but we do know it won’t be nationally broadcast on CBS. Instead, if the game is played, it will likely be...

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Bengals QB Joe Burrow launches hunger relief fund

Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback and first overall draft pick Joe Burrow hasn't yet taken a professional snap, but he's already making a difference.

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Jason Marcum

College football conferences begin altering schedules due to COVID-19

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It begins.

COVID-19 will make it very challenging for American football to be played in 2020, and we’re already seeing the sport affected for next season.

The latest comes in the form of college football conferences altering their schedules to have conference-only games. The Big Ten became the first conference to announce it would feature conference-only schedules in 2020, while other Power 5 conferences (ACC, Pac-12, Big 12 and SEC) are expected to follow...

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Jason Marcum

Madden 21 rookie QB ratings revealed

Joe Burrow leads the way.

The official player ratings for Madden 21 are slowly being released over the next week.

Today saw the debut of rookie QB ratings for the 2020 edition of Madden, which featured Joe Burrow leading the way with a 76 overall rating, the highest of any rookie.

Among Burrow’s highest marks were toughness (96; first overall), breaking sacks (86; first overall), throws under pressure (84; first overall), deep throw accuracy (85; first overall), medium throw accuracy (84; first...

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Jason Marcum

NFL makes several changes to gameday protocols

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No more postgame jersey swaps.

If there is a 2020 NFL season, it’s going to look a lot different than what we’re used to.

With two months away from the start of the regular season, the NFL and NFLPA continue to hammer out the details for how football will be conducted amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to NFL Network Tom Pelissero, the league has implemented several gameday protocol changes for the 2020 season, which includes the banning of media in...

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Jason Marcum

Steelers will require fans to wear masks at home games in 2020

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That is, if fans are even allowed at games this year.

If football is played in 2020, we’re starting to get an idea of what it will look like from a fan’s perspective.

On Wednesday, the Baltimore Ravens announced they would drastically cut down fan attendance to around 14,000 people per game at M&T Bank Stadium this year. That’s not even a quarter of the stadium’s max capacity of 71,000 fans, but the COVID-19 outbreak has made...

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