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Bengals News (4/11): iHeartMedia lands radio broadcast agreement with Cincinnati

The Bengals broadcast can now be found on iHeartMedia through 2024.

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Bengals Mock Draft Round Up 3.0
The NFL draft is two weeks away and once again we take a look at how things could play out in the first round. Take a look at which players media outlets are predicting the Bengals select with its first round pick in their most recent mock drafts.

Bengals Eye Friendly Offense
On the first day of what the Bengals hope is an offensive renaissance, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said he’s blessed to have three quarterbacks in the room, starting with Nebraska’s Zac Taylor, UCLA’s Brian Callahan at offensive coordinator and Alex Van Pelt’s nine NFL seasons backing up Jim Kelly and Drew Bledsoe and returning to coach quarterbacks.

Bengals Re-Sign Alex Redmond
Redmond, a third-year player in 2019, was originally a Bengals college free agent signee in 2016. Last season, he played in and started 15 games at RG, and assisted in the blocking efforts for HB Joe Mixon’s AFC-best 1168 rushing yards.

Bengals, iHeartMedia Cincinnati Announce Radio Broadcast Agreement Through 2024
The broadcasts will continue to be heard on one of the most powerful ‘triple-casts’ in the NFL, with a Flagship Station lineup of 700 WLW, 102.7 WEBN and ESPN 1530. The 50,000-watt ESPN 1530 and 102.7 WEBN will serve as the broadcast flagship stations for all Bengals games. 700 WLW will also carry all games for which there is no conflict with Cincinnati Reds baseball broadcasts.

Who will Bengals draft? Safety priority dependent on Anarumo’s vision
Last. The hit of selecting Jessie Bates in the second round last year set the Bengals up for success. Plus, Shawn Williams enjoyed a quietly productive season and emerged more as a leader for the Cincinnati defense. Clayton Fejedelem filled in admirably in spot duty, including one of the best plays of the season sealing a win in the opener against Indianapolis. Depth is all the remains with the front three in tact.

2019 NFL mock draft: Devin Bush brings excitement to Bengals’ defense
In free agency, most of the team’s signings were their own players. Linebacker Preston Brown, cornerback Darqueze Dennard, tight end Tyler Eifert, right tackle Bobby Hart, and tight end C.J. Uzomah all re-signed with the Bengals. The team’s biggest splash was signing guard John Miller to a three-year contract. None of this is very exciting. Oh, and the Bengals are continuing to roll with Andy Dalton at quarterback.

Mel Kiper’s ‘Grade A’ mock nets Bengals Devin Bush and more
Kiper also theorizes about the possibility of the Bengals cutting Dalton, who wouldn’t hold any dead cap space for the team. In his place, Missouri quarterback Drew Lock, a top-three quarterback in the 2019 Draft, could be an option: “Did you know that if the Bengals cut Andy Dalton today they’d owe him $0 and have no dead cap hit? It’s true. That’s why I wouldn’t rule out Drew Lock here, as new coach Zac Taylor could start fresh, like Kliff Kingsbury is likely to do in Arizona.”

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David Johnson would 'love' to run more from shotgun
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Giants finalizing $41M extension with Sterling Shepard
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Redskins not pursuing trade for Cardinals' Josh Rosen
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