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Bengals News (10/17): March for first win continues

The Bengals players haven’t lost their drive to earn their first win yet.

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Mark Chmura on A.J. Green: ‘I’d have injury issues, too’ playing for Cincinnati Bengals
If you’re wondering why there’s increasing A.J.-Green-to-the-Packers talk, it’s likely in part due to ESPN Milwaukee radio co-hosts Mark Chmura and Gabe Neitzel lobbying for Green Bay to acquire the Cincinnati Bengals’ star receiver.

Players: Bengals still fighting to achieve first victory of season
“We are gonna fight each and every game. We are not here to lose. We are going to try and get these wins. We have to try to go out there and get a big win,” Bengals linebacker Preston Brown said. “I mean, that first one hopefully will start everything rolling. But we have to get one. We have to keep fighting each and every week and going hard in practice trying to get that win.”

Bengals Notebook: Giovani Bernard makes his presence felt as a leader
After head coach Zac Taylor gives his post-game speech, he allows for a player to take the floor and on Sunday running back Giovani Bernard stepped forward at 0-6. As usual, he was impressive. Think stuff like that matters on the road behind the door of the ravenous media and below the baying jackals celebrating an AFC North win?

News conference transcript: Zac Taylor and Andy Dalton meet with the media to preview Week 7 against Jacksonville.
“We’ll start the 21-day window today. We’ll practice him this week and see how he responds. I don’t want to make any predictions until I get the chance to see him practice. The hope would be that he responds well and that he will play in the games. He certainly has a lot of experience that he would bring to the table. If he can (play Sunday), we would have until Saturday (to activate him). We get the chance to see him practice this week, and that’s encouraging. He feels good. He feels as good as he’s felt in a long time, so it’ll be good to get Darqueze up and running. This will be the first time I’ve gotten to see him practice, so that’ll be good.”

Jags vs. Bengals: 3 things to know about Week 7’s matchup
The Jacksonville Jaguars fell to two games below .500 after suffering a defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints Sunday and have some ground to make up. They’ll be traveling up north to Paul Brown Stadium to face a team in which they have history with: the Cincinnati Bengals.

Bengals tackle Cordy Glenn cleared to return
The Bengals are enduring the worst combination of being bad and having back luck, but they got some good news on the injury front Wednesday.

Dennard Cleared To Practice
The Bengals today cleared CB Darqueze Dennard to resume practicing with the team. Dennard, who had a left knee injury, remains on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, but he may now practice without counting against the 53-player roster limit for a period of up to 21 days.

Around the league

Jalen Ramsey: Wait 'to see the type of swag I bring'
There was no definitive answer as to whether he would be ready to play Sunday against the Falcons, but he was hopeful as he also made it known he had no current concerns about a contract extension. No, on this clear California evening, it was fresh starts, easy grins and a bright horizon that were at the podium.

Raiders lock up TE Darren Waller thru 2023 season
The Raiders are signing Waller, in the midst of a breakout season, to a contract extension through 2023 that is expected to be around $9 million per season, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Wednesday evening. Pelissero added it's essentially a three-year extension. The team later confirmed the extension.

What to watch for in Chiefs-Broncos on 'TNF'
Though still holding strong to first place in the AFC West, the Chiefs (4-2) bring a two-game losing streak into their division tilt against the Broncos (2-4), who have won two in a row, to kick off Week 7 with the latest installment of Thursday Night Football at 8:20 ET from Empower Field at Mile High and live on the NFL Network and FOX.

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph clears concussion protocol
An independent neurological consultant cleared Rudolph on Wednesday to fully return to action and thereby the Steelers quarterback is no longer in concussion protocol, the team announced. Rudolph sustained a concussion in a Week 5 loss to the Ravens.

Ex-Broncos QB Brock Osweiler retiring after 7 seasons
That was until 2015, when Manning, then 39 years old, saw his production fall off a cliff. Osweiler took over for Manning midway through a Week 10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and led the Broncos to a 5-2 record over their final seven games, securing the AFC's top seed entering the postseason. But Osweiler was replaced by The Sheriff for the playoff run after suffering an MCL strain in the season finale. Manning went on to "lead" the Broncos to three straight wins and a victory in Super Bowl 50.