Week In Review: Bengals Offense And A.J. Green's Desire To Be A Leader

May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) catches a pass during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE

A collection of stories that we ran over the course of the week reflecting updates on the team's offense from OTAs and other stories reflecting the offense.

+ Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is excited about Brandon Tate's chance to compete for the No. 2 wide receiver position. Dalton said of Tate:

"I'm excited about him. He's done a good job. You can tell he's put in the work this offseason. He's running around well, and right now it's just getting everybody on the same page."

+ Tate lined up as the No. 2 wide receiver during OTAs last week.

+ Wide receiver A.J. Green is looking become a leader this year.

"I feel like I just want to be that leader that I know I can be," Green said. "I really don't lead by (being) vocal, I lead by example. I always want to be the first one in a drill and doing everything to the best of my ability. Some of the young guys can actually come along and watch what I do.

+ Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden responded to Greg Cosell's criticisms (as did we).

+ A flashback posting about an original scouting report on Andy Dalton (and several of last year's rookie quarterback class).

+ There might be labor peace between the NFLPA and the NFL in regards to the CBA, but we know better. Now the league and the NFL Referee Association are looking for labor peace as the referees CBA expires at the end of the month.

+ Bengals running back Dan Herron signed his four-year deal late last week. Here's a breakdown of the contract he signed.

+ Running back Rodney Stewart reportedly tore his ACL during the first 15 minutes during Tuesday's OTA.

+ The Bengals claimed offensive guard Matt Murphy off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts. Soon after the team announced that former Bengals center Reggie Stephens returned.

+ Bengals wide receiver reportedly dropped a pass per every 21.7 receptions, according to an ESPN report.

+ Bengals rookie offensive guard Kevin Zeitler is already lining up at right guard on the first-team offense.

+ Jordan Shipley, recovering from an ACL injury last year, is running routes and taking part in OTAs.

+ Former Bengals tight end Ben Utecht has a supposed grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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