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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Opening doors

We preview the Bengals’ preseason opener against the Buccaneers, while looking at the players to keep an eye on in the preseason and answer some interesting listener questions.

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It seems like it has been an eternity since we last saw the Cincinnati Bengals suit up to play football. They are doing so for the first time in 2017 on Friday as they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first week of the preseason.

On this week’s Orange and Black Insider, Scott Schulze and I talked about all of the major things to watch in the opener, including players who are under the microscope and matchups that will show certain Bengals’ players progress this summer. We also talked about the goals of the team’s preseason debut.

Aside from previewing Week 1 of the preseason, we also received a number of interesting listener questions as we start to near the regular season. Joe Mixon’s 2017 role, Cincinnati’s preference to keep aging veterans and choosing between two defensive linemen for final cuts were on the table for discussion.

You can join us every episode live here at Cincy Jungle or in our YouTube chat and submit your questions. We are also reachable via email at or on Twitter @BengalsOBI.

The audio clip can be downloaded here at SoundCloud.

If you’re unable to join us live, all Orange and Black Insider content is here on Cincy Jungle, as well as on our SoundCloud and YouTube channels, and on iTunes! You can tweet us @BengalsOBI or get in touch with us via email at Thanks for listening!