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Projected top-10 pick Montez Sweat found to have unusual heart condition

Projected top-10 pick Montez Sweat found to have unusual heart condition

Promising first round prospect has been taken off of several teams’ draft boards because of his unique heart condition. The 2019 draft class is chalk full of defensive linemen, but the class might have just gotten a little weaker. Montez Sweat, a defensive end out of Mississippi State, recently received some bad news following a physical. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, “without getting too technical...he has an enlarged heart.” According to Pelissero, there are no other NFL players with this condition, but there are some European soccer players that have overcome it and...
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Bengals news (4/19): The inner circle

Bengals news (4/19): The inner circle

The Bengals seem to have a lot of trust and confidence in how things are heading for the 2019 season, even though they’re flying under the national radar. Cincy Jungle’s Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast Bengals news Taylor Checks Out His First Big Week In the world according to Zac Taylor, the Bengals’ new head coach is looking at the biggest week of his administration. On Tuesday he gets on the field for the first time with his club at a three-day voluntary veterans minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals: Zac Taylor pre-draft press conference No matter the...
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Filling the Bengals needs in each stage of the NFL Draft

Filling the Bengals needs in each stage of the NFL Draft

A look at the top players to fill the Bengals’ needs on all three days of the draft. The Bengals have many needs entering the NFL Draft, but there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Clearly the Bengals biggest need is linebacker, where they are in major need of an athletic upgrade. The status of quarterback Andy Dalton moving forward is a point of contention amongst Bengals fans, but we can all agree that they at least need a better backup than that they currently have. Despite re-signing Bobby Hart Because they re-signed Bobby Hart, the need to upgrade the right tackle position...
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2 scenarios for a 5-round Bengals mock draft

2 scenarios for a 5-round Bengals mock draft

Two Cincy Jungle contributors recently got together to give their thoughts on how the NFL Draft could play out for the Cincinnati Bengals. We’re less than a week away from the kickoff of the NFL Draft and no one is fully certain as to what the Cincinnati Bengals are thinking with their early picks. While we’ve reported on other mock drafts concerning the team, we have held off on bringing you our own. Well, on this week’s Orange and Black Insider, John Sheeran and I unveiled our 5-round mocks for the Bengals. We used a formula, of sorts, to come to our conclusions, but both classes...
Apr 19, 2019
How the Bengals could end up drafting an offensive tackle in the first round

How the Bengals could end up drafting an offensive tackle in the first round

Jay Morrison’s seven-round mock draft addresses how the Bengals could draft an offensive tackle in the first-round. The Bengals are going to be an interesting selection come draft night. It really depends on how the picks in front of them go. Will a linebacker like Devin White or Devin Bush fall to them? Could they address Andy Dalton’s successor? One of the Bengals biggest needs that has been the least likely to be addressed in most mock drafts has been their need at offensive tackle. The Athletic’s Jay Morrison introduces a scenario in his most recent seven-round mock draft that...
Apr 19, 2019
11 for 11 NFL Draft series: Brian Burns can add a new dimension to the Bengals’ defense

11 for 11 NFL Draft series: Brian Burns can add a new dimension to the Bengals’ defense

The NFL Draft is about teams adding players with skillsets that they do not possess. The Bengals implementing Burns into their pass rush exemplifies that perfectly. Almost one year later, it remains unexplainable how safety Derwin James lasted beyond the first 16 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft. We could be saying the same thing about James’ former teammate Brian Burns in one year’s time as well. NFL teams like to use the phrase “checking all the boxes” when referring to great prospects, but what exactly are the true boxes that need to be checked? For edge rushers, the best have...
Apr 19, 2019
Bengals News (4/19): Scheduling a plan

Bengals News (4/19): Scheduling a plan

The Bengals’ schedule release has sparked mixed projections for the 2019 season. Who will Bengals draft? Defensive tackleTaking a look at the current situation on the Bengals roster, Zac Taylor's opinion on utilization and where the Bengals will likely pull the trigger. Projections after schedule release paint Bengals as one of NFL’s worstThe Bengals do not have a great chance to reach the playoffs in 2019, and if the odds play out, they'll end as one of the NFL's worst teams. Cincinnati Bengals: Trading up for Dwayne Haskins is a dream scenarioThe Cincinnati Bengals could be perfectly...
Apr 19, 2019
Way too early 2019 Bengals win-loss predictions

Way too early 2019 Bengals win-loss predictions

The schedule’s out, it’s time to make predictions! The opponents for the Bengals’ 2019 season have been known for some time now. With the release of the NFL schedules, now we know when each matchup will take place. The NFL Draft hasn’t even happened yet, but we’re already thinking about how this season will go down. Here are our way-too early predictions for how the Bengals will tackle there 2019 campaign. Week 1: at Seattle Seahawks — To kick things off, the Bengals travel to the pacific northwest to face the highest paid quarterback in the NFL in Russell Wilson. The...
Apr 18, 2019
ESPN takes the under on Bengals’ win total for 2019

ESPN takes the under on Bengals’ win total for 2019

Going into the draft, ESPN still doesn’t have much faith in Cincinnati. Will they be able to prove them wrong? The Bengals’ 2019 schedule is out, and the NFL draft isn’t far away. That makes this the perfect time for many outlets to check back in on how they currently feel about these teams before they start using draft picks. Mike Clay of ESPN went back and re-examined the over/unders set for each team’s win total, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that it wasn’t favorable to the Bengals. The Bengals over/under is set at six wins, and Clay projects the team to have 5.5. The...
Apr 18, 2019
11 for 11 NFL Draft series: Is Ed Oliver the next great Bengals defensive lineman?

11 for 11 NFL Draft series: Is Ed Oliver the next great Bengals defensive lineman?

The Cincinnati Bengals may have an outside shot at a dominant college player who could immediately help their rebuilding defense. The Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive unit was a mess last year. Injuries, a lack of depth and poor coaching led to a No. 29 ranking against the run and a dead-last ranking against the pass and in overall defense. Yikes. As cures for what ails them, most folks are looking at the mid-level of the defense as the best early-round positional options for the unit. But, as the old adage goes, football is often won in the trenches, so having talent on the front line of...
Apr 18, 2019
Bengals host Anree Saint-Amour

Bengals host Anree Saint-Amour

A pass-rusher to keep an eye on heading into the draft. The NFL Draft is now just the week away, and the Bengals are still hosting prospects for pre-draft visits. The latest is Georgia Tech linebacker/defensive end Anree Saint-Amour, according to Walter Football. Because teams are only permitted 30 pre-draft visits, you have to think Armour is someone Cincinnati is taking a hard look at in the upcoming draft, though he’s not a guy you’ve probably heard of in the pre-draft process. NFL draft expert Dane Brugler has Saint-Amour ranked 55th among edge rushers and is not among Brugler’s...
Apr 18, 2019
Bengals News (4/18): No Thursday Night Football game for Cincinnati

Bengals News (4/18): No Thursday Night Football game for Cincinnati

Can we get a who dey for no Thursday Night Football? Game-By-Game Peek At 2019 Bengals ScheduleSept. 8 at Seattle: A big welcome for Bengals’ first-time DC Lou Anarumo in an opener featuring the elusive Russell Wilson and his defending NFL rushing champions when it comes to yards per game. But Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is 1-0 vs. Wilson after leading one of the most memorable comebacks in club history back in 2015 at PBS when the Bengals wiped out a 24-7 deficit in a 27-24 OT victory. Dalton could use a big 29th birthday from tight end Tyler Eifert. Eifert was huge in that game with...
Apr 18, 2019
Bengals get just one primetime game in 2019, but it’s a big one

Bengals get just one primetime game in 2019, but it’s a big one

The Bengals play under the lights for Monday Night Football in Week 4 vs the Steelers. The 2019 schedule just dropped, and fans around the Queen City want to know how many primetime games the Bengals have. Fortunately, they only have one. Unfortunately, it’s on Monday night, which is historically the worst night for the Bengals. The Bengals will play the Steelers in Pittsburgh on September 30th for Monday Night Football. The last time the Bengals were featured on MNF was Week 13, 2017. It was in Cincinnati against none other than the Steelers, and it was pretty eventful. The Bengals blew...
Apr 17, 2019
The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 4/17 livestream

The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 4/17 livestream

It’s mock draft time! John and Anthony give their choices for the the Bengals for each one of their picks! Yes—even we at The Orange and Black Insider engage in mock drafts. This week, we prepare for the NFL Draft with our picks for the Cincinnati Bengals. To call it an integral rookie class for the team would be an understatement. It’s the first under Zac Taylor, and the club is in dire need for immediate impact players. Will some of the more familiar names and those often connected to the Bengals actually make it to Cincinnati? Who are some of the mid-round guys John and Anthony...
Apr 17, 2019
2019 Bengals schedule revealed

2019 Bengals schedule revealed

What you need to know about the Bengals’ 2019 schedule. It’s finally here. The 2019 Cincinnati Bengals schedule has been realized. The first game of the Zac Taylor era will begin in Seattle, as the Bengals open 2019 play on the road vs a Seahawks team coming off a 10-6 season and returning much of its roster. The Bengals’ first home game comes in Week 2 on when the 49ers will come to Paul Brown Stadium. After a Week 3 trip to Buffalo, the Bengals get a primetime game in Week 4: At Pittsburgh. The Bengals then host the Cardinals and potential No. 1 overall pick Kyle Murray,...