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Bengals News (1/18): Honoring the future, mourning the past

A couple young Bengals received recognition for their efforts in 2018, while a former Bengals player has passed away.

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Former Bengals quarterback Turk Schonert dead at 62
Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Turk Schonert has died. Schonert played eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, including the Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XXIII teams. He was 62 years old.

Packers will interview former Bengals OL coach Frank Pollack, per report - Acme Packing Company
The Green Bay Packers’ quest for a new offensive line coach continues this week, and a new name is among the reported candidates. According to, head coach Matt LaFleur will likely hold an interview with Frank Pollack, who served as the Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive line coach last season.

Mike's Carwash Donates $43,000 to Marvin Lewis Community Fund
Mike's Carwash presented a check for $43,567 to the Marvin Lewis Community Fund as a result of the proceeds from Mike's "2 Sacks You Save" promotion during the Bengals 2018 season.

Jessie Bates, Billy Price land on 2018 PFWA All-Rookie team
Cincinnati Bengals stars Jessie Bates and Billy Price were honored with spots on the 2018 PFWA All-Rookie team.

Around the League

Seahawks sign former Broncos QB Paxton Lynch -
Paxton Lynch is getting another chance to play in the NFL. The Seahawks signed the former Broncos quarterback to a deal.

Texans DE J.J. Watt underwent minor knee procedure -
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt underwent a minor knee procedure, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Per Rapoport, Watt is "fine now" and the procedure served as a maintenance.

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette challenges void of guaranteed money
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has filed a challenge to the team's decision to void the guaranteed money in the final two years of his contract, a league source confirmed.

NFL playoffs 2019: Dee Ford is Chiefs’ secret weapon to make Super Bowl -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks down how instrumental Dee Ford was in getting the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game. He might not be done, either.

C.J. Anderson: 'I'm the freshest running back' in NFL -
C.J. Anderson had time to rest, watch the rest of the NFL -- and maybe put on a few extra pounds. The time off did him well, though, leaving him with fresh legs that are valuable in the postseason.