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Bengals News (10/31): How Jessie Bates III was comfortable with Cincinnati before they drafted him

Jessie Bates III has turned into one heck of a pick, and it seems like the safety knew early on that he’d like to play for the Bengals.

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Bengals Dealt Good Hands With Bates
Jessie Bates has been comfortable with the Bengals even before they drafted him. A month before when safeties coach Robert Livingston visited Bates for a couple of days in snowy Winston-Salem, N.C., he took Bates to lunch near the Wake Forest campus and the waitress could read the man-to-man coverage.

Quick Hits: Bullock was App To Walk Off; Green Boots It; Mixon Rushes Into Top 10
Before drilling Sunday’s 44-yarder to lift them to a 37-34 victory with the help of Tampa Bay’s delay-of-game penalty, Randy Bullock spent the week consulting the Dark Sky weather app and had an idea he’d be coping with 20-30 miles per-hour gusts. After working with head coach Marvin Lewis, special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons and punter Kevin Huber, Bullock has become a convert.

Bates Nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week
Bates’ 21-yard pick-six gave him three interceptions on the season. The second-rounder is chasing the club rookie record for picks with five that is owned by a range of folks starting with Lemar Parrish in 1970 and ending with Leon Hall in 2007.

Bengals rookies pick up $10K bar tab for annual D-line dinner
Various Instagram stories posted by the defensive line players and compiled by Cincy Jungle show a tab of $10,043.16 for drinks alone and another $1,649.52 for food, including $66 of candy bars and donuts. With a total tab of $11,692.68, that means rookies Sam Hubbard and Andrew Brown probably got to split the 10-person bill.

Here’s why the Cincinnati Bengals needed to trade for a receiver
The Bengals, coming into the last week before the deadline, had a few MAJOR issues. One was the health of their receivers. The team also saw their starting tight end injured yet made no move to replace him.

Cincinnati Bengals 2018: Sam Hubbard on Beyond The Stripes Live
Cincinnati Bengals rookie Sam Hubbard, Archbishop Moeller and Ohio State product, joins the set with hosts Paul Dehner Jr., Lindsay Patterson, Fletcher Page and Paul Daugherty.

Egger: Can we stop with the whole Hue Jackson Bengals reunion thing?
Just because Hue Jackson has had success with the Bengals and is now available doesn't mean the team should bring him back into the mix.

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