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Bengals Bytes (9/6): Alex Redmond’s attitude gets him the starting job

Alex Redmond has the mean streak that the Bengals are looking for from their offensive lineman.

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Redmond mean streaks into opener
The last time the Bengals had two offensive linemen making their first NFL starts on Opening Day 22 years ago, rookie center Billy Price was just shy of two years old and second-year right guard Alex Redmond was also all of one, even younger than his three-year-daughter Lincoln.

Quick hits: Best Eifert has felt since Pro Bowl; Glenn limited; Redmond right up Lewis' alley
The Bengals’ first injury report of the year Wednesday had a relieved tight end Tyler Eifert (back), linebacker Vincent Rey (ankle) and tight end Mason Schreck (toe) full go for Sunday’s opener (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in Indy and before practice Eifert said it’s the best he’s felt in two years.

Dalton, Lewis News Conference Transcripts - 9/5
“We did some good things. Now, it’s about carrying that into the regular season. We have to keep up what we were doing. Just by carrying that momentum to the start of the year.”

Counter-acting the RPO: Cincinnati Bengals take on the trend
The Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl and everyone wants to know how they did it. Then copy it. That’s the NFL in a nutshell, as true today as it was the last time the Bengals went to the Bowl.

Cincinnati Bengals: Alex Redmond wins starting job on O-line
Alex Redmond thought he blew his chance at a starting job when he was called for two penalties in the Cincinnati Bengals’ third preseason game at Buffalo. The Bengals saw beyond those mistakes, though, and pushed him into the starting right guard spot heading into the season-opener at Indianapolis on Sunday.

2018 Cincinnati Bengals game-by-game predictions
With the Cincinnati Bengals season kicking off this Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts, we here at Bengals Wire will attempt a game-by-game prediction for the upcoming regular season. I’ll admit that my optimism prior to last year led me to predict a 9-7 season and a chance at a wildcard berth. Obviously, I was wrong.

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Bold predictions for all 32 NFL teams for 2018 season
The Bengals' offense will bounce back in a big way. Of course, everything depends on the play of Andy Dalton, who hasn't been able to recreate the success of 2015. But with a capable left tackle in Cordy Glenn and weapons such as running back Joe Mixon and wide receiver A.J. Green, the offense should climb out of the cellar. If the Bengals can keep Tyler Eifert healthy, they have a shot to be a threat in the red zone again.

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