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Bengals Bytes (7/21): Cincinnati coaches are already hyping up William Jackson

Entering his third season, William Jackson is already getting some pretty high praise.

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Eric Thomas, whose 53-year-old body is still chiseled tighter than a Bengals-49ers Super Bowl, probably told the kids the Jerry Rice story while he drove them through the 5:15 a.m. shuttle. The Woodlawn Loop, they call it. The 30-year-old yarn is still as fresh as a morning lift, which works since as their new cornerbacks coach Thomas drove his kids that needed a ride to the workouts in the Princeton High School weight room launched at dawn before the school buses hit the streets.

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After being sidelined for his entire rookie year with a torn pectoral, Jackson is coming off an extremely encouraging second NFL season where he emerged as a shutdown corner.

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Jackson put on a show last year while not receiving as much playing time as he could. In what amounted to his rookie season on the field, Jackson sparred with greats like Antonio Brown and came out ahead.

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