clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Bengals Bytes (7/19): Chad Johnson Jr. wants to be good enough to be flashy like his dad

Chad Johnson Jr. is only 16-years-old, but he is already working out with the likes of Antonio Brown. He just wants to make sure he can be good enough to be flashy like his father was.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Tennessee Titans - October 16, 2005 Photo by Joe Murphy/NFLPhotoLibrary

Ickey has the skinny on svelte Mixon
FLORENCE, Ky. _ The Bengals start training camp a week from Thursday and the Super Team and This Team stretch into the 30-year celebration season Wednesday night during a charity softball slugfest the footballers drop to a band of Cincinnati celebrities.

High School Football: Lakota West & St. Xavier to Play at Paul Brown Stadium
The game was originally scheduled for Nippert Stadium, but due to NCAA conflicts the teams needed to find a neutral site that could host the event. Tom Gamble with In-Game Sports was instrumental in contacting and coordination with Hamilton County and the Cincinnati Bengals as they joined together to offer to host the game.

Cincinnati Bengals Tops 5 plays : No. 1; Stanford Jennings' TD in SB XXIII
Every January, Kathy and Kelsey scan the channel guide. They want to know when they’ll be celebrating the annual Jennings family tradition....

5 positions where Bengals cannot afford injuries in 2018
Injuries played a part in the Cincinnati Bengals falling apart last season. Losing talent along the offensive line didn’t help of course. But seeing weapons such as John Ross and Tyler Eifert get hurt combined with talent loss derailed an entire season.

Malik Jefferson flashed his ‘Grade A athleticism’ and abilities in Bengals camp
The Cincinnati Bengals surprised a few fans when they selected Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Mostly, the surprise came from the Bengals being willing to pass on recognizable names at offensive tackle given the need at the position.

Bengals 2018 Position Breakdown Part III: Wide Receiver and Tight End
Ross' rookie season was a waste as the 2017 first-round pick was limited to only 17 snaps due in part to injury and never quite being able to show enough on the practice field to warrant more playing time. He is off to a better start this year by taking part on OTAs and mini-camp, which he didn't do last season while rehabbing from shoulder surgery. He could have a huge impact on the offense if he plays up to expectations.

Chad Johnson Jr. Wants to Be Flashy Like Dad—but Knows He Has to Earn It First
MIAMI — Twenty-two floors up, Chad Johnson Jr. eases his left foot onto the balcony rail that stands between him and the idyllic scenery of Biscayne Bay. A half-smoked cigar rests idle in an ashtray to his right—the work of his father, Chad Johnson Sr., the former NFL star who once legally changed his name to Chad Ochocinco and, during an actual game, gave a football CPR.

Random Bytes

Jim Kelly Honored with Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2018 ESPYs
While the 2018 ESPY Awards highlighted some of the top moments of action from around the sports world over the past year, it also shined the spotlight on those who provided inspiration to others off the field.

Julio Jones Reportedly Won't Get New Contract Before Season
According to The Athletic's Jeff Schultz, the Falcons told Jones "they have no plans to give him the raise that he is seeking before the 2018 season" after emphasizing "they had not budgeted for a renegotiation this offseason and would not/could not rework his contract at this time."

More claims mean NFL concussion payout could jump by $400M
The number of players who filed to be a part of the settlement is outpacing all previous estimates and could keep growing, the lawyers said in a federal court filing based on estimates from an actuary. The estimate accounts for players who have filed claims and those who have officially given notice that they intend to file claims.