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Bengals News (6/21): D.J. Reader’s big impact

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D.J. Reader was only able to give Bengals’ fans a taste of his impact in 2020, but what can we expect in 2021?

Best Bengals.com Stories During Free Agency 2021
The Bengals enjoyed a busy spring during the free agency period brining in several high profile players. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson, offensive tackle Riley Reiff, defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi and cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Mike Hilton headlined some the new players brought in free...

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John Sheeran

Bengals to induct inaugural Ring of Honor class during Week 4 game vs. Jaguars

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The Bengals’ first Ring of Honor induction ceremony has a date.

During their one and only primetime game of the 2021 season, the Cincinnati Bengals will hold an important moment in the middle of it.

The Bengals will announce their inaugural Ring of Honor class during halftime of their Week 4 Thursday night matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Primetime in The Jungle
No. 1 vs. No. 1

...AND we will induct the inaugural Ring of Honor...

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Michael Jordan is a man on a mission in 2021

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The guard who gave up the hit that took out the rookie QB is upset with himself but confident he will win back everyone’s trust.

We all make mistakes. Missing appointments, burning the toast, or sending an email too quickly are daily occurrences. I know about my own shortcomings because I read the comments for my articles.

But not all mistakes are equal.

Giving up a hit that shredded two ligaments in franchise...

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Joe Burrow on brink of Pro Football Focus’ top 10 quarterbacks

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Pro Football Focus already shows that Joe Burrow isn’t that far away from being a top 10 quarterback in the NFL.

Joe Burrow had his rookie season shortened due to an ACL injury, but he looks like he is on schedule to be starting for the Bengals Week 1 in 2021.

What can the Cincinnati Bengals expect in Year 2, though?

Kevin Cole and Pro Football Focus tried to give a reasonable expectation of where Burrow should finish among other quarterbacks...

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Zac Taylor hopes Year 3 of his scheme will see huge leap in production

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Zac Taylor’s offense has shown flashes of production, but he hopes that everything will fall into place in Year 3.

Zac Taylor is hitting a crucial year as head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Struggling to find consistent success in his first two seasons leading the team, some thought Taylor’s seat was already hot last season after a slow start combined with a Joe Burrow injury.

Still, Taylor seems confident that this is the year things will...

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Logan Wilson draws praise from Lou Anarumo, expected to be starting MLB

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Second-year linebacker Logan Wilson has been impressive during Cincinnati’s offseason workouts.

News has come out in bunches from the Cincinnati Bengals’ offseason workouts. Whether it be on the health of Joe Burrow or the potential of defensive end Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati had not been shy of praise for some of their stars.

One player that everyone seems hopeful will step into the limelight in 2021 is middle linebacker Logan Wilson.

Wilson was...

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Jessie Bates lands on PFF’s 25 under 25 list

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Bates just misses PFF’s top 10 players under the age of 25.

Jessie Bates III is one of the best safeties in football going into the 2021 season.

Bates had the highest Pro Football Focus grade among safeties in 2020. So when they made their list of the 25 best players under 25 years old, they ranked Bates 11th.

Here’s what PFF said about Bates:

Bates was the highest-graded safety in the league in 2020, posting an overall PFF grade of 90.1 and a coverage...

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John Sheeran

Bill legalizing sports betting passes in Ohio Senate

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Ohioans could be betting in-state starting next year.

Sports betting in Ohio seems to be imminent.

With a vote of 30-2, Bill 176 passed in the Ohio Senate earlier this week. The bill will make gambling on sports legal in the state.

Under this bill, 58 gambling licenses are up for grabs; 33 of them are designated for physical brick-and-mortar stores, and 25 are for online betting sites. Even bars have the ability to apply. Each county...

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Report: Joe Burrow Has 'Cleared Pretty Much Every Hurdle' in Rehab from Knee Injury

As the Cincinnati Bengals prepare to reconvene next month for the start of training camp, there's reportedly good news about Joe Burrow's surgically-repaired...

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John Sheeran

Bengals News (6/19): Hype for the Summer

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Pooka Williams hopes to continue his impressive offseason work after the month-long break.

Bengals Encouraging Fans To Celebrate Juneteenth
The Bengals encouraged fans to join them Friday to celebrate Juneteenth, which commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Interviews with Ja'Marr Chase, Logan Wilson and Dave Lapham
It's the "School's Out" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as the team wraps up its mandatory...

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3 questions the Bengals’ offense needs to answer

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Questions remain at offensive line, tight end and running back for Cincinnati this offseason.

Optimism is running pretty high for a Cincinnati Bengals offense that has the potential to be one of the best in the NFL.

“The Cincinnati Bengals will have four 1,000 yard skill players,” NFL Network analyst Nate Burleson said recently. “Joe Mixon will have over 1,000 yards. Tyler Boyd will have over 1,000 yards receiving. Tee Higgins will have over...

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Fred Johnson deserves another chance at tackle

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The massive lineman from Florida was asked to play guard under Jim Turner. With a move back to his natural position, he could become a solid contributor.

Imagine you’ve spent most of your life learning to play the bass. All of a sudden, you’re given a big opportunity to join a popular rock band. You’re thrilled. You know you won’t blow this chance because you have the talent and will do what it takes to elevate your performance to the level of these...

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Safety Jessie Bates aiming for extension with Bengals

The former second-round pick has proven consistent since the Bengals took him with the 54th pick three years ago.

Yardbarker: Cincinnati Bengals

All-Pro safety Jessie Bates wants to stay with Bengals past 2021

The 24-year-old is in the early stages of the final year of his rookie  deal but says he doesn't want to go anywhere past the upcoming season.

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Live Bengals Q and A: Submit your questions!

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Cincy Jungle’s John Sheeran and Anthony Cosenza team up to answer your Cincinnati Bengals questions. Get in touch with them a number of ways to have yours answered!

The Bengals ended minicamp earlier than expected, but optimism is growing with each passing summer week. This team is young and eager to prove itself and that’s been evident in the spring and summer practices.

Questions are aplenty among the fan base and we’ve got you covered! The...

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Evan McPherson could be the Bengals’ x-factor

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An accurate with a powerful leg could be the difference in close contests. That might mean a few more wins for a team still learning how to win.

With all due respect to Randy Bullock, it’s been a while since the Cincinnati Bengals have had a kicker fans could get excited about.

Rookie Evan McPherson is exactly what the doctor ordered.

The 21 year old out of Florida not only has a huge leg but also astonishing accuracy.

We all saw the amazing clip of him...

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Bengals News (6/18): Ja’Marr Chase mic’d up

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Hear the Bengals’ first-round pick during Bengals practice.

Bengals Notebook: Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Joe Mixon impress during minicamp
If it hadn’t been Joe Burrow and his rehab all the time every day and how sharply he has thrown the ball, the top story of the Bengals Spring would have been the polished professionalism and eye-catching versatility of first-round pick Ja’Marr Chase.

With Hakeem Adeniji out, what are Bengals' free-agent options for...

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What Bengals' offseason says about Joe Burrow-Ja'Marr Chase connection

The Bengals believe the former LSU teammates will need time to regain their connection, but minicamp showed it probably won't take too long..

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Assessing the value Bengals got in Chris Evans

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Evans possesses a nice amount of potential for a late Day 3 pick.

While running back wasn’t a real need entering the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals managed to snag one in the former of Chris Evans in Round 6 (202nd overall).

The former Michigan Wolverines back finished his college career with 1,795 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns in 320 carries. He also chipped in 49 grabs for 479 yards and two scores, as he looks like the...

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John Sheeran

Darrin Simmons tabs Trent Taylor as front-runner for punt returner spot

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Taylor can go from tryout player to impact player this Summer.

Last week, we learned that Cincinnati Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons was trying out several options to replace Alex Erickson as the team’s new punt returner. Trent Taylor, Pooka Williams Jr., and Riley Lees represent the new players to challenge Darius Phillips and even Tyler Boyd for the job.

In speaking with local media Wednesday, Simmons named...

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