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Bengals News (12/13): How John Ross became one of Cincinnati’s best red zone threats

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Many thought John Ross would become this deep threat, but he has become one of the Bengals’ biggest threats when they enter the redzone.

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Ross Speeds Into Red Zone
The NFL scouts knew wide receiver John Ross could be a big play threat down the field stretching defenses with his blazing speed. After all, Ross ran a record time of 4.22 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the 2017 NFL combine. When the Bengals selected him ninth overall, Ross looked like an impeccable complement to A.J. Green as another deep threat.

Notebook: May Day for A.J.; Gruden Predicts Head Coach Guenther; Touching Up Mixon
Head coach Marvin Lewis said the surgery on wide receiver A.J. Green’s big toe went well and that things are on track. On track here apparently means if it continues on track there’s no reason he shouldn’t be on the field in late May for the final phase of the off-season program.

Driskel, Lewis News Conference Transcripts - 12/12
We have to have a great week of preparation, obviously. This game this week is with Oakland, who’s won two of their last four games. They lost a fairly close game to Kansas City and lost two other close games, so we have to be (prepared). The Raiders have obviously had a lot of people (play) throughout the season, but it seems like they’ve settled on some of the people now. The quarterback (Derek Carr) has done a nice job protecting the football all season long and doesn’t put the team at risk that way. Defensively, they’ve settled in with the guys who are playing now.

Game Day Info: Raiders at Bengals
The National Anthem will be performed by Cheya Dixon with colors presented by the West Chester Police Department. At halftime the Bengals will celebrate high school football by recognizing our two local state championship football teams- Beechwood High School and Wyoming High School. The Bengals will also honor 11 area high school coaches as part of the Bengals Coach of the Week/Year Program.

AJ McCarron helping Derek Carr prepare for Bengals, ‘was throwing against these guys all the time’
On Sunday, the Raiders will head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals, who have problems of their own to be sure. Their starting quarterback is out for the year, and they have floundered this year en route to a 5-8 record.

Geno Atkins is giving back in a big way, and it's not over yet
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins and his wife Kristen are holding the "Atkins Family Week of Giving" to help ease the burden for people facing a hard time this holiday season.

Bengals' Vinny Rey carries a tradition taught by Dhani Jones
A star linebacker for Duke, Rey looked into educational administration master's degree programs at other universities so he could become an academic adviser.

Raiders-Bengals injury report: Interior offensive line in bad shape
Kelechi Osemele and Gabe Jackson missed Wednesday’s practice with injury, and it’s possible both missed the Bengals game. Chief backup at both guard spots and center Jon Feliciano is now on injured reserve.

Joe Mixon becomes centerpiece of Bengals' depleted offense
A.J. Green had surgery on his injured toe. Tight end Tyler Eifert is recovering from a broken ankle. Andy Dalton is gone, too, sidelined by a torn thumb ligament in his passing hand. What’s left of the Bengals‘ offense? Running back Joe Mixon, who’s settling into the role Cincinnati envisioned for him during last year’s draft.

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