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Bengals News (2/28): Duke Tobin and Zac Taylor on the same page

The Bengals front office and head coach seem to be completely in sync.

Cincinnati Bengals Introduce Zac Taylor Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Notebook: Ross intrigues Callahan; Flexibility rules; Senior Simmons
How many receivers have the chance to revive their careers without leaving town and keeping the same quarterback? Ross gets that chance when Taylor and Callahan bring a new system built from proven runs with the Rams and Broncos.

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It was fitting that director of player personnel Duke Tobin went to the podium 30 minutes before head coach Zac Taylor Wednesday, the day the new face of the Bengals management team made its national debut during the NFL scouting combine.

Combine Hits: Bengals Douse Ross Reports; Quez, Eifert on radar
During their time on Wednesday’s national podium at the combine, director of player personnel Duke Tobin, followed by head coach Zac Taylor, both said Ross has a role in the Bengals’ upcoming season. Tobin said trading Ross has never been discussed internally and the only time it went external is when teams called responding to the report.

Bengals: No plans to trade WR John Ross
Multiple reports said the Bengals were shopping their 2017 first-round pick. However, the Bengals denied the report on Wednesday during Tobin's news conference at the NFL combine.

'Pacman' Jones arrested at Indiana casino
The Indiana Gaming Commission said Jones was arrested for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, intimidation and resisting arrest at the casino, which is located about 25 miles southwest of Cincinnati.

2019 NFL Mock Draft: Bengals take the Kyler Murray plunge
Free agency is still a couple weeks away but the NFL combine is finally here. As players get measured and tested the draft board will surely change, as it will again once teams start filling their roster holes with veterans. But now is as good a time as any to move forward with my mock draft 2.0, checking in on what might go down in late April.

Bengals scouting combine 7-round mock draft
With the NFL Scouting Combine underway in Indianapolis, mock drafts will become more rampant with just two months to go before the actual thing happens. So why not do a mock right from the Combine? This will be a full, seven-round mock using the Fanspeak, Matt Miller’s big board, user-voted team needs and the difficult setting.

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Chiefs engaging in trade talks for OLB Justin Houston
Teams have been calling with real interest in acquiring Houston, Rapoport added. And with a $21.1 million cap hit, the Chiefs are likely motivated to swap him as they're expected to place the franchise tag on Dee Ford.

Colts' Jack Doyle underwent hip surgery; OTAs unlikely
"Surgery was good, he's rehabbing good," Ballard said, via the team's website. "My guess is [he] probably will not do anything through OTAs. "I mean, look: Jack's a vet player. I trust him; trust that he's going to do everything that he can to get back. And we're shooting for the start of training camp for him to be back."

Johnny Manziel released by CFL's Montreal Alouettes
The CFL's Montreal Alouettes announced Wednesday that they have released the former Cleveland Browns quarterback after less than one season in the league.