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Bengals Video Mailbag: Preseason finale takeaways, receiver and running back roster spots

Right after the Bengals lost to the Colts 13-10 in the preseason finale, we took to Facebook live to answer your questions on a number of topics. View the video and continue to send us your questions!

NFL: Preseason-Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

If you look at the Cincinnati Bengals’ 1-3 preseason record, it doesn’t seem like much of an impressive output from a team that experienced both free agency attrition and injuries this offseason. However, if you look at the 13 overall points allowed by the defensive starters through the first three games and the high-quality play from the top two quarterbacks on the depth chart, the team is in much better shape than what is currently teeming on the surface.

In short, it was an ugly preseason finale between the Bengals and the Colts, with both teams’ only touchdowns coming in the final quarter of the contest. However, it isn’t the score that coaches pay attention to, it’s the specific performances of players who are attempting to cling to a final roster spot.

We took to Facebook live immediately following the game to recap everything and answer your questions. Aside from the ever-present question on Tyler Eifert’s status, the race for the No. 4 running back spot and back-end receiver roster designations were on fans’ minds. “Like” our Facebook page, if you haven’t already, read our weekly mailbag, and tune in to The Orange and Black Insider to see your questions answered.

Thanks for tuning in and keep sending us your questions and comments!

Bengals preseason finale, final cuts and your questions!

Posted by Cincy Jungle on Thursday, September 1, 2016