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What is the Bengals’ biggest roster question heading into summer break?

The Bengals have a lot of promise, but they also have some big question marks before training camp opens. The Bengals are off into their summer break following the conclusion of OTAs. Overall, it’s been a productive offseason for a franchise that is coming off back-to-back losing seasons, which came after five-straight playoff berths. When the start of free agency began, the Bengals were closer to being a team that would make it a third-straight non-playoff season in 2018, but they’ve made big strides in the months since. That includes an upgraded coaching staff, highlighted by new...

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Biggest mistake by the Bengals in the last decade

The Cincinnati Bengals have been known for letting big talent walk in free agency. Letting tackle Andrew Whitworth walk ranks worst of past decade. The Cincinnati Bengals are known as a team that is unwilling to build their team through free agency. The last 15 years under head coach Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati has been extremely […] Biggest mistake by the Bengals in the last decade - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Could A.J. McCarron be a backup in Buffalo in 2018

Cincinnati Bengals former backup quarterback A.J. McCarron left via free agency this offseason to play for the Buffalo Bills. Will he be their starter? The Cincinnati Bengals drafted quarterback A.J. McCarron in the fifth-round of the 2014 draft. He was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason until McCarron filed a grievance against […] Could A.J. McCarron be a backup in Buffalo in 2018 - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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7 plays that defined Joe Mixon’s rookie season

There were big expectations for the Bengals’ running back in his rookie year. He may not have lived up to them but the future is bright for Joe Mixon. Investment in NFL running backs has become a hot topic in the last couple of years. The position itself has seen a decline in value on the open market in free agency, yet teams have shown little fear in selecting running backs in the top-10, even top five picks of each of the last four drafts. Is the position better off being handled by a balanced committee of three to four guys, or is a predominantly 1-back system with a complementary...

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Assessing the value Bengals got in Toledo QB Logan Woodside

Some experts liked Logan Woodside as an early Day 3 prospect. The Bengals entered the NFL Draft needing a new quarterback to compete for the backup spot behind Andy Dalton. They wanted more competition for that spot following the departure of AJ McCarron. While they did sign Matt Barkley in free agency, he’s a shaky backup at best with no real upside as a starting quarterback. Jeff Driskel is still an unknown, and an injury-prone unknown at that. That made it an easy call to target a quarterback sometime on Day 3 of the draft. While it didn’t come until Round 7, the Bengals finally...

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PFF believes Bengals CB William Jackson is a better NFL player than A.J. Green

While Pro Football Focus is clearly high on William Jackson, they aren’t big fans of A.J. Green. It is that time of yer where ranking lists are dominating the news cycles, and you can’t blame places for doing it. There isn’t a ton of news coming out after the draft and free agency have really settled down. So these lists are a nice way to stir up discussion. Pro Football Focus is no exception as they are putting out their Top 50 NFL Players list, and a couple of Bengals have already had their names shown up. However, the order is a little strange. The list starts off with A.J. Green...

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Bengals could be an under-the-radar trade option for the Jets and Teddy Bridgewater

The Jets now have two young quarterbacks and a veteran, too. Could the Bengals go after one in a trade? The Jets quickly addressed their quarterback position in free agency re-signing Josh McCown and signing former Vikings signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater, too. The team then traded up in the first round of the draft and selected Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick. Darnold, the former USC star quarterback, may not be ready to start this year. But if he’s not, the Jets could opt to rely on McCown once again. McCown started 13 games for the Jets in 2017 and went 5-8 in those contests. He...

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Assessing the value Bengals got in Virginia DT Andrew Brown

This turned out to be one of the Bengals’ better value picks in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Bengals came into the 2018 NFL Draft needing to bolster their defensive line depth. So on Day 3, they used their second fifth-round selection, 158th overall, to take Virginia Cavaliers defensive lineman Andrew Brown. The Bengals were expected to take a defensive tackle sometime in this draft, possibly as early as Round 1. Geno Atkins is set to hit free agency next year. Pat Sims is still a free agent, and Andrew Billings hasn’t proven he can be a reliable contributor, while Ryan Glasgow has done...

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Bengals 53-man roster predictions: Running backs

While the Cincinnati Bengals are taking part in OTA’s, we are making predictions on which players will make the final 53 man roster cuts. The Cincinnati Bengals have a solid group of running backs heading into training camp this season. With former running back Jeremy Hill heading to New England in free agency, second-year running […] Bengals 53-man roster predictions: Running backs - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Bengals Bytes (5/30): Preston Brown confused about the NFL’s emphasis with helmet rule

Preston Brown led the league in tackles last season, but this year he will have to deal with the NFL’s new helmet rule. Bengals 53-man roster predictions: Running backsThe Cincinnati Bengals have a solid group of running backs heading into training camp this season. With former running back Jeremy Hill heading to New England in free agency, second-year running back Joe Mixon will take the charge as the lead back. Mixon was limited in snaps last season between Hill and complementary back Giovani Bernard. Running behind an offensive line that struggled for the duration of 2017, Mixon was...

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Bengals positions to feel confident about

The Cincinnati Bengals have multiple positional groups that are loaded with depth and fans should feel really confident about going into 2018. The Cincinnati Bengals have a good look at what their roster will look like going into the 2018 regular season. With free agency and the 2018 NFL Draft finally come and gone, we […] Bengals positions to feel confident about - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Frank Pollack is changing culture of what some Bengals coaches referred to as a ‘soft’ offensive line

It is already clear that Frank Pollack has changed the way the offensive line views the game, which is good after some Bengals’ coaches thought the offensive line had grown “soft” the past two seasons. It is no secret the Bengals haven’t been good enough along the offensive line. What some may forget is even before the team let Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zeitler walk in free agency, Cincinnati still weren’t doing a good enough job up front. So, it really didn’t come as a huge surprise when Marvin Lewis was re-signed that the team didn’t bring Paul Alexander back for the 2018...

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Cincinnati Bengals: Early 2018 game-by-game season predictions

An early look at how the Cincinnati Bengals will fare record-wise in the 2018 NFL season. We’re at the slow time of the year, ladies and gents. The draft concluded weeks ago. Free agency, barring some new cuts, has essentially seen every signing of substance occur long ago. Beyond injuries, any news you hear will […] Cincinnati Bengals: Early 2018 game-by-game season predictions - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Poll: Who will be the Bengals’ backup QB in 2018?

Can Logan Woodside win the No. 2 spot, or will it be one of the experienced guys? While backup spots seem unimportant, never sleep on how key a backup quarterback can be. The Bengals learned that the hard way in 2015, when Dalton went down with a broken thumb while leading one of the NFL’s best offenses. While AJ McCarron flashed at times, he will still a big step back from what Dalton was doing that offense. Still, McCarron was able to keep the Bengals afloat and nearly lead them to a playoff win. However, the Bengals lost McCarron this offseason to free agency, leaving them without...