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The Bengals locked up Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins for awhile, which will ensure Cincinnati will have an amazing pass rush for years to come.

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Legacy up front
As the media staked out Tuesday’s $110 million line stunt at Paul Brown Stadium, the gag became taking out a wallet and handing it over to Bengals officials.

Bengals Sign Geno Atkins And Carlos Dunlap To Contract Extensions
The Bengals today signed DT Geno Atkins and DE Carlos Dunlap to contract extensions. Atkins signed a four-year extension through the 2022 season, and Dunlap signed a three-year extension through 2021. Both players had been in the final seasons of their existing contracts.

Bengals pull off line stunt with extensions of Atkins, Dunlap
Now that Geno Atkins has signed on as a Bengal through 2022, the franchise appears to have gained its second first-ballot Pro Football Hall-of-Famer to have played most of his career, if not all, in Cincinnati.

Bengals Release 2018 Uniform Schedule
Cincinnati will showcase its black jerseys for the home opener on Sept. 13 hosting the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals will also wear the black jerseys at Carolina and at home against the Steelers, Buccaneers, Browns, Broncos and Raiders.

Green role models city icon Fitzgerald
One of A.J. Green’s role models is Larry Fitzgerald, the NFL’s active leading receiver, and the two talked as recently as last week. So while he took note of the reports of Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham's new contract, the headline Green seemed to really notice is that Fitzgerald speaks at Thursday’s memorial service for U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) in Phoenix.

Bengals' 53-man roster projection has rookie Auden Tate as final receiver
The Bengals have hinted they won't be keeping three quarterbacks around this year, and there's no reason to do that. Although neither Driskel nor Matt Barkley has looked consistently great in camp, Driskel has outperformed Barkley and has more upside. Logan Woodside never had a chance here and probably is destined for the practice squad.

Cincinnati Bengals battle for the final roster spots
CINCINNATI -- Jeff Driskel knew last year, in his first training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, that he probably wasn't going to be replacing AJ McCarron as Andy Dalton's backup.

Cincinnati Bengals sign cornerback Darius Hillary
Hillary (5-foot-11, 183 pounds) originally signed with the Bengals as a college free agent in 2016 out of Wisconsin. He spent time on the Browns’ practice squad in 2016 and 2017 and appeared in one game with the Browns in 2017.

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