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Bengals News (2/19): Zac Taylor keeps talking up Andy Dalton

Zac Taylor doubles down on his confidence in Andy Dalton’s.

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Bengals Mock Draft Round Up
The first major piece of the offseason pre-draft process was completed a few weeks ago at the Senior Bowl. With the NFL combine taking place later this month in Indianapolis, 2019 draft projections are becoming clearer by the day.

2019 NFL Mock Draft: Jags move up to take Dwayne Haskins and Bengals trade up for QB
You look at a prospect like Kyler Murray, and you can see both a player who has the capability of revolutionizing the QB position in the NFL much like we've seen Patrick Mahomes do, but you can also see somebody who turns out to be a monumental bust due to his size.

Zac Taylor says Andy Dalton will ‘master this offense’
A hot interview given the circumstances of his hire and the fact he has yet to find a defensive coordinator, Taylor naturally has to deal with the topic of Dalton as well.

Bengals LB targets to watch at scouting combine
With the NFL Draft cycle in full swing, all eyes will eventually be on their way to the Scouting Combine from February 26 to March 4. We’ll take a look at some players at a couple positions that may be of interest to Bengals fans and we’ll start with maybe the biggest need for the Bengals, the linebacker position.

Offseason moves the Bengals should make: Dalton and offense

You don’t need me to riff on the future of Andy Dalton when every pundit, both nationally and locally, do so on a daily basis. Dalton’s team-friendly contract expires in 2020. His market value will be significantly higher than the current $16M cap hit. In a world where Kirk Cousins netted $28M per year and Alex Smith $23.5M per year, Dalton won’t have a problem getting paid by somebody. He’s a quality starting quarterback in this league many teams wish they employed, no matter how much local fans love to complain about him.

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