Not only do you have the two college roommates head coaching against each other in Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19), but you’ve also The Recruit vs. The Recruiter pitting Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor against new Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mark Duffner.
Bengals host Tampa Bay on Sunday
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The Bengals and Buccaneers face off this Sunday, as both teams are desperate for a win in their respective divisional races.
BEREA — Browns coach Hue Jackson flagged Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter for accusing rookie Baker Mayfield of taunting after the No. 1 overall draft pick took a helmet-to-helmet shot from safety Jordan Whitehead as the quarterback started to slide.”That disappointed me. I did see that,” Jackson said Friday of Koetter’s comments as the Browns (2-4-1) prepared for Sunday’s away game against the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2-1).
The Browns and Steelers get together on Sunday, seven weeks (and 70 minutes) after playing to a draw in Week One. A pair of defensive players who arrived in Cleveland via round one of the 2017 draft provided the same answer when asked on Friday whether the rematch entails a sense of unfinished business.
Jamaal Charles played only two games with the Jaguars before hitting the free agent market again. The running back, who turns 32 in December, apparently hopes to continue his career. The Ravens worked out five running backs, including Charles, Field Yates of ESPN reports.