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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: 7/18 live stream

This week, Anthony Cosenza, John Sheeran and Scott Schulze talk about the biggest Bengals haters in the national media, as well as engage in the Carson Palmer vs. Andy Dalton debate and answer listener questions. As we inch closer to training camp, more and more prognosticators are giving their opinions on how the 2018 season will play out. And, like it or not, the majority of predictions on the Bengals’ performance this year is largely negative. Because of this, our OBI crew is going to talk about the biggest Bengals haters in the national media. We are also going to engage in a...

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The top 10 Bengals in the Marvin Lewis era

We count down the best Bengals to play in the Queen City during the Marvin Lewis era dating back to 2003. With any NFL player rankings list, a number of factors need to be considered when it comes to selecting names on a “best ever” list. Pro Bowl berths, production, leadership, overall value to the team and a myriad of other factors are in the equation. These are the things heavily factored in when looking at the top Bengals players in the Marvin Lewis era, which will be counting down between now and the start of training camp.

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The Bengals’ 3 deepest positions entering training camp

On a largely unproven roster, these position groups bring the most stability to the Bengals. In the NFL, success is largely depended on health. And when your team doesn’t have it, it’s quality depth that compensates for it. Just like most teams, the Bengals have dealt with numerous untimely injuries in their two losing seasons since 2015, but rarely did they find ways to adequately fill roles left vacant. Slowly but surely, they’ve built a roster that now has an upsurge of young talent and is cultivating quality depth at numerous positions, though they still have more to do to get...

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Mailbag: Bates’ 2018 role, trade nets and favoring the right side

We received a number of interesting questions this week, including the role of a high-profile rookie and more attempts to sort out the right side of the line. We’re closing in on training camp, and it just may be one of the most important and influential in Marvin Lewis’ tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals. We’ve seen the veteran coach turn the Bengals around in 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2011, but how much magic does he have left? Even though we have a pretty good idea as to who will be starting many of the teams’ positions going into 2018, there are still some that are up for grabs. In...

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5 Bengals wide receivers battling for the No. 2 role heading into training camp

Who will win the rights to be the starting wide receiver opposite A.J. Green in Cincinnati? The Bengals wide receiver group is becoming quite crowded, headlined by veteran A.J. Green. With seven seasons under his belt, Green has just as many Pro Bowl selections, six 1,000+ yard seasons (including one with 964 yards in only 10 games), and two Second-team All-Pro selections. No matter how you look at the numbers, Green is Andy Dalton’s go-to guy. But the rest of the group could be described as unrealized potential. Brandon LaFell The Bengals brought in Brandon LaFell in 2016 to help offset...

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Oakland Raiders 2018 training camp profile: CB Leon Hall

The Oakland Raiders have a ton of new faces in their secondary this season, and former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is one of them. Paul Guenther is the new defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders, and he has played a big role in bringing in talent this offseason. One player the Raiders brought in […] Oakland Raiders 2018 training camp profile: CB Leon Hall - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - An Oakland Raiders Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Best NFL free agents available who the Bengals could consider ahead of training camp

Training camp is a few weeks away and the Bengals’ roster is full. Could the team still make some roster changes to bolster the competition? The Bengals boast a fairly deep roster, but there are still plenty of players on the free agent market who could compete for spots on the roster. Here are a few NFL free agents who the Bengals could consider as training camp approaches and gets underway. Julius Thomas, tight end Tyler Eifert has proved that he is an injury liability throughout his career. Of course the Bengals have guys like Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah behind him, but aside from...

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Cincinnati Bengals: Best running backs in team history, No. 1

We’re looking at the best running backs in Cincinnati Bengals history. We finish off this position group with a look at the No. 1 guy on the list. The Cincinnati Bengals have almost started training camp in full, but aren’t quite there yet. That’s right — we’re still in the heart of the offseason and […] Cincinnati Bengals: Best running backs in team history, No. 1 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Bengals Bytes (7/13): Taking a look at Cincinnati’s coaches

The Bengals made some changes along their coaching staff, so make sure you catch up before they get to training camp. New Coaches Overview for 2018The 2018 season will feature several new coaches on the Bengals sideline. The seven new coaches include first-year defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and first full-year offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Ex-Bengals CB Adam 'Pacman' Jones fights off Atlanta airport employeeThe fight left Jones, who is currently a free agent, with a laceration on his face and resulted in the arrest of airport employee Frank Ragin, who "was determined to be the...

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5 Bengals under the most pressure going into the 2018 season

Which players need to perform for the Bengals to return to relevancy? Training camp isn’t that far off. Players will soon be putting on pads and practicing actual football. Before they even set foot on the field, though, there are a few players who will have an enormous amount of pressure on them going into 2018. This pressure is either related to the team relying on them to succeed or the player needing to finally take that step in their career in order to stick around. Here are some of the Bengals facing the most pressure in the 2018 season: Cordy Glenn, Offensive tackle Glenn was...

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Bengals Bytes (7/12): Flashback to Hard Knocks

It is hard to believe that the Bengals were on Hard Knocks only five years ago. 2018 Bengals Draft Class HighlightsWith the first preseason game at home against the Chicago Bears on Thursday, Aug. 9 (7 p.m.) less than a month away, the 2018 draft class is preparing to make their Bengals debut. Here's an overview of the 11 players selected in this year's draft. Training Camp Flashback: 2013 Hard KnocksBengals fans will get their first chance to see this year’s team up close when Bengals Training Camp, presented by Fifth Third Bank, kicks off on Thursday, July 26. Thirteen practices will be...

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Bengals 53-Man Roster Projections: Safeties

The safeties for the Bengals have been constant over the last several years. Can the position match the strength of the cornerbacks this year? We’re almost done with our roster projections, with the safeties wrapping up our defensive projections. Although training camp hasn’t quite started yet, the roster is clearly taking form. The Bengals haven’t […] Bengals 53-Man Roster Projections: Safeties - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Cincinnati Bengals: Best running backs in team history, No. 4

We arrive at No. 4 in our look at the best running backs in the franchise history of the Cincinnati Bengals. Who takes this spot? Training camp is nearing quickly for the Cincinnati Bengals and the rest of the NFL. However, we still have a few weeks until that time comes. Thus, we’ve spent some […] Cincinnati Bengals: Best running backs in team history, No. 4 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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World Cup Team Comparisons for Bengals and AFC North

The World Cup, the biggest sporting event on the globe, is starting to heat up. How do these nationals compare with the Bengals and the AFC North? It’s not football season yet, but in a way, it is very much “football” season. Training camp has begun, but more importantly, we are in the throes of […] World Cup Team Comparisons for Bengals and AFC North - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Can Giants’ WR Alonzo Russell finally harness his physical gifts?

Russell hasn’t done so in stops with Cincinnati and Arizona The New York Giants could use a big wide receiver with the physical skills to be a red zone asset. Can Alonzo Russell be that player? Let’s look at the former Toledo receiver as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp. The basics Height: 6-foot-3Weight: 206Position: Wide receiverExperience: 2 (all as a practice squad player) 2017 season in review An undrafted free agent who spent the 2016 season the practice squad of the Cincinnati Bengals, we was waived by the...

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Bengals Bytes (7/6): Players giving back

The Bengals have been giving back during their time in between minicamp and training camp. Bengals Give Back: 2018 Offseason Community HighlightsHere's a look at some of the community events the Bengals have participated in this offseason. Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka gives his 2018 outlook for a 'wiser' Bengals teamCincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about his outlook for the 2018 season. Bengals have 1 of PFF's newcomers most likely to make immediate impactWill Cordy Glenn help the Bengals offensive line protect Andy Dalton better this season?...

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Quinton Flowers could change how the Bengals determine their 53-man roster

Quinton Flowers’ versatility could make the Bengals comfortable enough to keep depth at other positions. There is no denying that Quinton Flowers will be a busy man come training camp. He was a quarterback for South Florida who threw for just under 6,000 yards and ran for over 2,500 more in his final two seasons in college. Still, his size made him an undrafted player. At 5-10, 214 pounds, Flowers just wasn’t viewed as a quarterback in the NFL, which is something he has come to terms with in Cincinnati. He has seen work all over the field during the offseason so far. He is listed as a...

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3 players the Bengals released that went on to have success elsewhere

Hindsight is 50-50. Training camp is coming up, which means cuts are looming. The Bengals will have some tough choices to make when they trim the roster from 90 players down to 53. Whether a player has become a financial burden or is simply not cutting the mustard, the front office will have to decide who they can or cannot continue without. Fortunately, at least in the Marvin Lewis era, most of the cuts have turned out to benefit the Bengals. Players cut were either in the twilights of their careers or future journeymen who never really had a chance in the NFL. There have been a few...

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Bengals Bytes (6/30): Which positions to watch during training camp

Get a head start on which position battles you should keep an eye on during training camp. Hobson's Choice: change of sceneryIf they had kept the same techniques and positon coach, I could have seen letting go Cedric Ogbuehi. But not now. Too young and too athletic and the position he plays is too valuable. He seems to have had his career revived by offensive line coach Frank Pollack and we’ve seen plenty of players come through Marvin Lewis’ Bengals cash a second chance. Cincinnati Bengals position battles to watch in training campThe Cincinnati Bengals are still more than three weeks...

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Bengals LB Malik Jefferson can do pushups better than you

Because he can certainly do them better than me. Malik Jefferson knows he has a great opportunity in front of him. With Vontaze Burfict suspended for the first quarter of the season, his starting spot at Will linebacker is up for grabs. The most likely candidate to start there is 2017 sixth-round pick Jordan Evans, but Jefferson can make a meaningful impression in training camp and the preseason to keep his name in the conversation. So it’s good to see him putting in work in the weeks leading up to the start of camp. The type of work that, you and I, couldn’t shouldn’t think of...

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Bengals franchise records waiting to be broken in 2018

The Bengals have several players who could be in line to bite a piece out of Bengals history in 2018. The Bengals will be opening training camp relatively soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start projecting records the Bengals could break next season. It is kind of funny to think how these Bengals are on the door steps of owning history for this franchise. Going to be broken in 2018 Kevin Huber needs 50 punts and 698 yards to pass Lee Johnson in punts and punt yards Johnson currently holds the record for a Bengals punter with 746 punts and 32,196 punt yards. What is interesting is...

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Cincinnati Bengals: Best quarterbacks in team history, No. 1

We come to the conclusion of our countdown of the best Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks in franchise history, ending with the top dog.   The Cincinnati Bengals and the rest of the NFL are in the dead part of the calendar in terms of goings-on. There is still a month until training camp, and NFL teams […] Cincinnati Bengals: Best quarterbacks in team history, No. 1 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Bengals Bytes (6/24): Players taking up the most cap

Which players have the biggest cap hit in 2018? Bengals ticket prices could increase under new proposalCincinnati Bengals tickets could get slightly more expensive under a new proposal from Cincinnati City Council members. The members, P.G. Sittenfeld and David Mann, floated the idea to raise the city’s admission tax from 3 percent to 5 percent. According to Paula Christian and Breanna Molloy of WCPO, that would generate $3.6 million to fund human services agencies. 10 Bengals players with highest salary cap hits in 2018The Cincinnati Bengals head toward training camp with a salary cap of...

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Bengals WR A.J. Green supports Julio Jones’ contract holdout

One star wideout is supporting another in a contract dispute with their club. Might A.J. Green be taking notes on Julio Jones’ actions? It’s not necessary surprising when an NFL player backs up another in a contract dispute. It’s also not uncommon for a wide receiver to be at the center of such disputes. Currently, Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver, Julio Jones, is at odds with the franchise as he awaits a new deal. He has sat out minicamp and it remains to be seen if he’ll be at training camp if a deal doesn’t get done. Well, count the Bengals’ own star receiver A.J. Green...

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Is Andy Dalton a better quarterback than Carson Palmer?

It’s that dead zone period for the NFL and while the Cincinnati Bengals don’t return till July 26 for training camp, let’s compare franchise quarterbacks. With the Cincinnati Bengals not returning to work until July 26 for the beginning of training camp, there is very little news surrounding the franchise. We use that time to look […] Is Andy Dalton a better quarterback than Carson Palmer? - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Cincinnati Bengals: Best quarterbacks in team history, No. 2

We’re nearing the end of our countdown of the best quarterbacks in Cincinnati Bengals as we make way for the second-best the franchise has seen.   Summer wears on and training camp inches closer for the Cincinnati Bengals, among the other 31 NFL teams as well. For the Bengals though, they are waiting with anticipation […] Cincinnati Bengals: Best quarterbacks in team history, No. 2 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Cincinnati Bengals: Best quarterbacks in team history, No. 3

The countdown of the best quarterbacks in Cincinnati Bengals history continues as we reach the midway point with the third-best signal caller. Still a full month away from the start of Cincinnati Bengals training camp, there are still many things that remain to be seen. What is for sure, however, is that the Bengals will […] Cincinnati Bengals: Best quarterbacks in team history, No. 3 - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Recapping every roster addition to the Bengals’ AFC North rivals in 2018

We’ve talked a lot about the additions made by the Bengals this offseason, but the rest of the AFC North made some moves as well. Let’s recap who has been added to the division. Before teams begin training camp, it is a good time to catch up on the additions the rest of the Bengals’ AFC North rivals have made this offseason. We know about the additions the Bengals made like Cordy Glenn and Preston Brown, but the rest of the AFC North has been pretty active as well. Here’s a look at the new talent infused into the division by means of the draft and free agency. Baltimore...