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Bengals news (2/17): Canton calls

One of the Cincinnati Bengals’ best players in franchise history is still waiting for his gold jacket. Cincy Jungle’s Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast Bengals news Bengals & Microsoft Bring Real-Time Technology to the Field The Bengals enjoy an enhanced partnership with Microsoft to bring technology to the field so that coaches, analysts and players can access real-time data from the sidelines. Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: CJ Conrad, Tight End, Kentucky Would drafting a tight end to bolster a position that is depleted on the depth chart make sense during the mid to late...

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Bengals fans should keep an eye on this offensive tackle during the NFL Scouting Combine

The Scouting Combine is almost here, and NFL.com has a name for Bengals fans to keep an eye on. The NFL Scouting Combine is the prime opportunity for many prospects to elevate their stock before the draft. Many analysts, experts, scouts and front office members will be looking back at the results from the combine when the fate of these players are being decided in April. For the Bengals, this could be their chance to find a few diamonds in the rough for Zac Taylor’s inaugural season. Cincinnati is projected to end up with 11 picks in total, so their chances of hitting on just one of their...

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Bengals mailbag: Rookie quarterback sleepers and Taylor-made for primetime

We’ve heard from a number of Bengals fans this week and a couple of the topics centered around the new head coach’s ability to have his team prepared for the biggest games, as well as some young signal-callers to develop behind Andy Dalton. Quarterback is a position that is always in need, and for the first time since 2011, the Cincinnati Bengals have a legitimate chance to draft one from a high spot in this year’s crop. Andy Dalton seems to have a grasp on the starting job again in 2019, but with a new staff in place, his leash should be shorter than what he was given in the Marvin...

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2019 Full First Round NFL Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Version 1.0

Draft season is in full force as teams gear towards April’s NFL Draft. That means Mock Draft takeover until then. With the Cincinnati Bengals holding onto the 11th pick in the draft, they are in prime position to fill a need early in round 1. In my mock draft 1.0, I decided to include trades […] 2019 Full First Round NFL Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Version 1.0 - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 2/13 livestream

Zac Taylor is finalizing his coaching staff, as the Bengals gear up for one of the biggest offseason events in the form of the NFL Combine. With some recent news in the AFC North, might Cincinnati be shifting its NFL Draft focus? The 2019 picture of the Cincinnati Bengals is finally starting to come into focus. Zac Taylor has nearly assembled the rest of his staff, as the team begins to gear up for all of the pre-draft festivities and the opening of free agency. Meanwhile, there has been some big news with the Bengals’ biggest rivals. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown tweeted goodbye...

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Three Small School Prospects Cincinnati Should Consider in the NFL Draft

NFL players aren’t exclusive to big programs or schools. Here are three players “small school studs” the Bengals should consider in the 2019 NFL Draft. If the Bengals want to hit a home run in the 2019 NFL Draft, they are going to have to consider all avenues when choosing who will make their draft […] Three Small School Prospects Cincinnati Should Consider in the NFL Draft - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bengals attack a new position pick in new mock draft

Would the Bengals go quarterback if the right one fell to them? There are still more than two months separating us from the 2019 NFL Draft, which means most mock drafts are still not based on much knowledge of what’s going to happen. The Draft Network’s Kyle Crabbs and Joe Marino host a podcast called Draft Dudes. In their February mock draft, they had the Bengals ending up with arguably the this year’s top quarterback prospect. Most mock drafts do not project trades, and this mock is no exception. Trades are bound to occur, especially with teams moving up to take a quarterback....

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Bengals News (2/12): Zac Taylor filling out his staff with new offensive coaches

Zac Taylor added three new offensive coaches as his search for a defensive coordinator continues. Bengals Hire Three More Assistant CoachesHere is a look at those new assistants, which include Jemal Singleton (running backs), Joey Boese (strength and conditioning) and Doug Rosfeld (director of coaching operations): Bengals Acquire Kaaya on WaiversKaaya (6-4, 215), who will be a third-year player in 2019, originally was a Detroit Lions sixth-round draft pick out of the University of Miami in the 2017 NFL Draft. Bearcat Quarterbacks Back TaylorMy point is that we probably shouldn’t be...

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Bengals mailbag: Jeremy Hill’s shade and Zac Taylor’s post-Super Bowl legacy

We were asked to give our thoughts on the former Bengals running back dogging his old team, as well as if Cincinnati’s new head coach has his reputation tarnished from the Rams’ poor performance in the Super Bowl. It’s officially on to the offseason. Zac Taylor is assembling the rest of his Bengals staff, as the team is focusing on pre-draft workouts and upcoming free agency. As these events take place and with the NFL Combine and the NFL’s version of March Madness around the corner, we give our take on some popular questions within Bengals Nation. We don’t want to spend a...

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Bengals claim Brad Kaaya off waivers from Colts

Kaaya becomes the Bengals’ fourth quarterback on the roster. The Bengals have added a fourth quarterback to their roster, as Brad Kaaya has been claimed off of waivers by Cincinnati. Kaaya joins Jeff Driskel and Tom Savage as the current backup quarterbacks to Andy Dalton. This is Kaaya’s fourth team in what will be his third year in the NFL. Originally a sixth-round draft pick by the Detroit Lions in 2017, Kaaya lasted up until final cuts of that season until the Lions waived him. He was subsequently claimed by the Carolina Panthers, but then ended up back in Detroit in the middle of...

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Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: Kyler Murray, Quarterback

Many take a look at Kyler Murray’s shortcomings and write him off as a franchise quarterback. Cincinnati would be foolish to do so. With a new head coach who specializes in quarterbacks, the Cincinnati Bengals will need to explore all avenues to find the future at the position. At best, Andy Dalton is a serviceable […] Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: Kyler Murray, Quarterback - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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One expert expects the Bengals to be picking first in the 2020 draft

One ESPN analyst doesn’t expect Zac Taylor’s first season to go so smoothly. The Bengals are doing something they haven’t done in 16 seasons, which is changing head coaches. Zac Taylor is taking over for Marvin Lewis and we should be expecting some drastic game plan changes with not as much changes to the philosophy of building the team through the draft. Those two ideas could lead to some struggles early on. That idea has led to ESPN analyst Field Yates to predict the Bengals to be selecting first in the 2020 draft: Cincinnati could find itself in a quarterback transition phase, and...

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Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: Mack Wilson, Linebacker, Alabama

  With the Cincinnati Bengals having arguably the worst linebacking core in the NFL, it’s imperative they take an extensive look at the best linebackers. Mack Wilson is one of the top linebackers this year’s class has to offer. Mack Wilson fits the mold of today’s NFL linebackers. At 6’0 230 pounds Wilson carries his […] Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: Mack Wilson, Linebacker, Alabama - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Todd McShay selects a new name for the Bengals in latest mock draft

The areas of need for Cincinnati in the draft are very clear, but the names for those needs seem to becoming pretty fluid. The top 10 of this year’s NFL Draft is becoming very interesting. There seems to be a ton of blue chip pass rushers coming to the NFL as well as several other very talented defenders and offensive lineman. There is also the wild card of whether Kyler Murray will be the second quarterback taken in the first 10 picks after Dwayne Haskins. All of this leaves the Bengals sitting at pick 11 wondering who will fall on draft night. Right now the Bengals two most glaring...

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Bengals mailbag: Driving for Carr and beasts from the East

Could the Bengals make a swap-out at quarterback for Derek Carr? We connect the dots to see if it makes sense, while also looking at an interesting offensive line prospect from the Scandinavian region. We went international on this week’s episode of The Orange and Black Insider, with a couple of questions coming from Denmark, as well as Germany. The query from Scandinavia centered around a prospect in this year’s draft and the potential of his landing in Cincinnati. Glenn from Denmark was talking about Danish native, Hjalte Froholdt, who played offensive guard for the Arkansas...

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Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: Daniel Jones, Quarterback, Duke University

With a new head coach headed for Cincinnati, along with the fact that Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray will most likely be top 10 picks, let’s take a look at one prospect who might fit Cincinnati’s future QB mold. When you watch Daniel Jones play, it is obvious that he has the body of a […] Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: Daniel Jones, Quarterback, Duke University - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bengals News (1/31): A late round target for the Bengals in the draft

Who can the Bengals add late in the draft who can help them get to the next level? Boomer Unplugged Fitting 30th Anniversary GiftHe arrived at Super Bowl XXIII as they say the brash and bold quarterback of the Bengals fresh off an MVP season. And here he is at Super Bowl LIII as, well, the bold and brash radio voice of his native New York fresh off his popular morning talk show on WFAN, while still surviving as one of the faces of the NFL during his two-decade run in the CBS studio. A.J. Green excited for ‘spark’ new head coach will bring to BengalsThe Bengals can’t announce Zac...

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How The Bengals can Fix a Need with a Late Round Draft Pick

With all the focus on the early rounds of the 2019 draft and who the Bengals should take, it’s time to take a look at the late rounds to find out if Cincinnati can find a diamond in the rough. It has been reported by multiple sources that the Bengals may receive three compensatory sixth-round […] How The Bengals can Fix a Need with a Late Round Draft Pick - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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NFL.com has Bengals taking Jawaan Taylor over several big-name prospects

Taylor is a good prospect, but is really good enough to take over these guys? Another day, another mock draft. This time, Lance Zierlein of NFL.com posted his first mock draft, and it goes against the grain in terms of other projections we’ve seen across the internet. It does feature a familiar name in Florida tackle Jawaan Taylor, who lands in Cincinnati at pick No. 11. However, the real news is the names Cincinnati would have passed on in this projection to take Taylor, who isn’t widely viewed as the top offensive linemen in this draft, yet he’s the first one to go off the...

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NFL Draft Questions: Is Dwayne Haskins the next Mitch Trubisky?

The Sophomore Ohio State QB had a phenomenal 2018 campaign, but will only 20-Plus games of experience be worth the risk for the Cincinnati Bengals? It’s no secret that Dwayne Haskins took over the reins in Columbus and made himself a force to be reckoned with in the college football universe. 4,800 yards on the […] NFL Draft Questions: Is Dwayne Haskins the next Mitch Trubisky? - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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6 players who helped themselves at the Senior Bowl

A good portion from the Senior Bowl will be drafted, but which of them will likely get drafted higher due to their work preceding college football’s most prestigious all-star game? The Senior Bowl is just one of several stepping stones to the NFL Draft, but it gives us a good understanding of where the top upperclassmen stand as the Scouting Combine and pro days await us in the coming weeks. If you think the game matters more than practices, then maybe you should ask why Bengals Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin flew back home to Cincinnati on Thursday instead of staying for the...

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Bengals News (1/28): What Zac Taylor needs to address first

The Bengals have some pretty glaring issues that Zac Taylor will have to solve upon arrival. Bengals say new head coach will have plenty of say in draft processDespite major changes, the Cincinnati Bengals aren’t going to shy away from letting a new head coach do his thing during the path to the 2019 NFL draft. Cincinnati Bengals: 5 priorites for coach Zac Taylor to addressWhile Zac Taylor prepares for Super Bowl LIII with the Los Angeles Rams, the Cincinnati Bengals already have a laundry list of things for him to tidy up when he officially becomes the team’s new head coach. Three Free...

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Bengals get Frank Ragnow in 2019 ESPN re-draft

Ragnow was who Cincinnati was expected to draft before Detroit snatched him up. Going into the 2019 NFL Draft, the expectation was the Bengals would select Arkansas center Frank Ragnow. However, Ragnow was taken one pick before the Bengals, as the Lions grabbed him at No. 20. That left the Bengals with Billy Price at 21, and the rest is history. Ragnow went on to have a great season, albeit while playing guard, while Billy Price was one of the more underwhelming first-round picks in this draft. To be fair, Price battled a foot injury that greatly affected his 2019 season, not to mention...

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Bengals mailbag: Armory stockpiling and Del Rio’s system

The Bengals can’t afford to reach for a player at No. 11 and need him to come in and contribute right away. Speaking of the draft, could the Bengals load up at the skill positions as the Rams have recently done? One could easily title the January 2019 month of the Bengals’ offseason calendar, “Are we there, yet?”. On this week’s episode of The Orange and Black Insider, our callers had a lot on their minds about the impending staff changes and what that means for the Bengals’ roster in 2019. While we all still wait with bated breath for the team to announce Zac Taylor as its next...

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2019 NFL mock draft: Packers grab Polite and Hockenson (again)

The Packers have obvious needs, leading to another mock draft with Jachai Polite and T.J. Hockenson in the first round. Entering the 2019 offseason, the Green Bay Packers have several obvious needs. That has led to many similar-looking mock drafts, including the latest from SB Nation’s Dan Kadar. Both of the packs Kadar projects for Green Bay involve positions and players that readers have come to expect. 12. Green Bay Packers: Jachai Polite, DE/OLB, Florida Like the Bengals, the Packers are a team that needs to get more athletic on defense, especially in the front seven. Polite would...

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The Linc - Nick Foles to the Jaguars for Leonard Fournette?

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 1/27/19. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars trade Leonard Fournette for Nick Foles, Bengals replace Andy Dalton - CBS SportsOne problem here: I don’t think the Jags are going to give up No. 7 overall in exchange for Nick Foles. You could work out a deal where the Jags send No. 7 and No. 69 to the Eagles for Foles, No. 26 and No. 54 (the trade value basically makes Foles worth the 28th overall pick, which is probably a reasonably fair swap), but Jacksonville is going to likely lose high-end, expensive talent...

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Bengals news (1/26): Regrets and chances

Could the Bengals be the first team to select a quarterback in this year’s draft, and will it be at No. 11 overall? Cincy Jungle’s Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Bengals news Goodberry: Identifying the Senior Bowl’s best fits for the Bengals – The Athletic MOBILE, Alabama – A week of Senior Bowl practices showed some players who could help fill some of the Bengals’ needs. The Top 3 Needs the Cincinnati Bengals Must Address This Offseason After another losing season, the Bengals have multiple needs that need to be addressed in order to be competitive in the 2019-20...

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Could the Bengals select a tight end with 11th pick?

There is a growing list of names that could be perfect fits for the Bengals, but could a tight end be added to that list? The Bengals have a few clear needs going into the 2019 offseason. They need to upgrade at both linebacker and offensive line, and there are a few players at the top of the draft like LSU linebacker Devin White or Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams. It is looking increasingly likely that those players won’t be available at the 11th overall pick, though. Because of that sentiment, 247 Sports has presented a new possibility for the Bengals at 11. Bengals: Noah Fant,...

The Bengals were one decision away from a dynasty but bungled it away

What if the Bengals had thought about the Saints offer in the 1999 draft? Could the world handle a Cincinnati dynasty? In 1999 the Bengals passed on a trade offered by the Saints. Mike Ditka wanted Ricky Williams and tried to send every pick he had that

The Bengals Back-to-Back First Overall Picks Did Not Go as Planned | NFL Draft Story

In both the 1994 and 1995 NFL Drafts the Cincinnati Bengals had the number one overall pick. However, neither of their selections produced the results they had hoped.