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Bengals Bytes (3/4): Cincinnati’s coaches and scouts laying foundation

The Bengals’ scouts are adjusting to the new coaching staff, and the two sides are establishing some form of chemistry.

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Scouting The Scouts At Combine
Spend a day at the combine with the Bengals’ scouts and the only thing getting chewed more than Radicevic’s ice is information. From coffee to cut-backs, Radicevic, the club’s director of pro scouting, and college scouting director Mike Potts, are sprinkling bits of facts into their laptops, phones and printed master sheets.

How smoothly will A.J. Green extension talks go for Bengals?
In theory, the Bengals will work with Green and get an extension done this offseason. He’s said he will let the deal run its course and he wants to stay with the team.

Could Mark Duffner bring Kwon Alexander with him to Bengals?
Mark Duffner, a new defensive assistant, comes over after a season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a defensive coordinator where Kwon Alexander played a prominent role in his defense.

BX: Bengals starting from scratch in building draft chemistry
Amid a blur of new schemes, coordinators and Zac Taylor’s culture, the concept of how a coaching staff will blend with the scouts and personnel side of the building would be more of an inconsequential afterthought in some organizations.

Potential Bengals draft target Devin White puts on show at combine
LSU linebacker Devin White seems like the most logical pick for the Cincinnati Bengals if he’s there in the first round when the team gets to the podium.

Bates taking experience, hunger into second year with Bengals
After completing his rookie year, that signature is a hot commodity. Bates was drafted in the second round by the Bengals and then had such an impressive year that he was in the conversation for defensive rookie of the year.

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2019 NFL Scouting Combine winners/losers: Montez Sweat soars
No one has crushed the pre-draft process better than Sweat. The former Mississippi State star opened eyes in January at the Reese's Senior Bowl with a dominant week of practice and he's kept the buzz going with a spectacular performance at the combine. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound pass rusher clocked a 4.41-second 40-yard dash -- a modern combine record for a defensive lineman -- while also displaying impressive movement skills in drills. He moves like a wide receiver through the bags, exhibiting outstanding lateral quickness and change-of-direction ability. With Sweat also showing disruptive pass-rush skills on tape, he might have put himself in the discussion to be picked in the top five in some meeting rooms.

Kendall Sheffield suffered possible torn pec at NFL Combine
Sheffield suffered a possible torn pectoral muscle during his bench-press test at the combine on Sunday and will undergo an MRI to confirm the severity of the injury, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Sheffield yelled out in pain during his bench press, and did not appear for his scheduled media session later in the day. Sheffield was scheduled for all other physical testing on Monday when defensive backs perform on-field drills.

Antonio Brown: 'I don't even have to play football'
Chatter via social media created quite a stir beforehand, but in a one-on-one interview with ESPN, Brown delivered provocative sound bytes aplenty. He was calm and cool, sometimes confusing and perhaps most surprisingly stated he didn't need football.

Daniel Jeremiah's Day 3 NFL Scouting Combine takeaways
The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine is underway with defensive linemen and linebackers hitting the field Sunday. NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah goes in depth on the top prospects.