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Bengals News (4/22): Zac Taylor will bring Cincinnati along slowly into his system

Zac Taylor isn’t going to overload his new team with too much upfront.

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Cincinnati Bengals mock draft 2019: Seven rounds, picks, big board, team needs, multiple options for every selection
The Bengals might not be counted on to do a lot of trading up in most years, but this isn't most years. With five sixth-round picks in tow, thanks to receiving three compensatory picks in the round and owning Dallas' pick at No. 198, the Bengals do have some ammunition to make a jump on Day 2 or possibly even Day 1 for the right player. Will Zac Taylor be on the lookout for a quarterback he can develop?

Bengals final 7-round mock draft
After addressing every need on the roster in at least some fashion after hiring Zac Taylor, the Bengals are open for anything in the first round. The pick will be best player available based on their board regardless, which creates some franchise-changing opportunities.

Bengals news: Cincinnati plays only 2 games outside the state of Ohio after October 27
After their Oct. 27 game against the Rams, the Bengals will leave the state of Ohio just twice. Those two games will be played against the Raiders in Oakland in Week 11 and in Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins.

Cincinnati Bengals Rumors: The team could be looking to draft Andy Dalton's replacement
If the right quarterback falls to the Bengals in the 2019 draft, there is more than a little talk about the team drafting that replacement. As Yardbarker points out, there are signs all over the place that seem to indicate Dalton's days for the Bengals are numbered.

Zac Taylor won’t overload Bengals at this week’s minicamp
Teams that hire new coaches are permitted to hold a three-day minicamp in the first phase of the offseason and the Bengals will hold theirs from Tuesday to Thursday this week. Taylor said he will be minimizing the parts of the playbook they’ll work on because “you won’t see the player at his fastest, at his best and thinking sharply” if they’re overloaded with information all at once.

Picking a OT for the Bengals in each round of the 2019 NFL draft
Bringing back Bobby Hart on the right side was a step in the right direction. But competition for the starting gig there and thinking about the long-term outlook on the left side is a must if the Zac Taylor era is to start smoothly.

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Lane Johnson fires back at McNabb's comments
The Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle took offense to Donovan McNabb's comments regarding Carson Wentz that made the rounds over the weekend suggesting Philly should look at adding a different QB if Wentz can't get them out of the second round of the playoffs in the next two years.

Bills sign RB T.J. Yeldon to two-year contract
The trio of LeSean McCoy, Gore and Yeldon offers a diverse skill set to go along with quarterback Josh Allen's running ability. Might the addition of Gore and Yeldon this offseason lead to speculation the Bills might dangle McCoy in possible trade talks during the draft later this week?

Cardinals to hold final meeting discussing No. 1 pick
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Cardinals brass -- GM Steve Keim, coach Kliff Kingsbury and owner Michael Bidwill -- will have a final meeting over the next couple of days to discuss their options at No. 1, per sources informed of the team's plans.

Giants GM Dave Gettleman: 'I like my resume so far'
The New York Giants general manager passed on a franchise quarterback in the 2018 draft to select Saquon Barkley, who won Offensive Rookie of the Year but whose selection still frustrates some Giants fans; Gettleman facilitated a trade of superstar receiver Odell Beckham whom he had signed to a massive contract just one year prior; and he let locker-room favorite Landon Collins walk into free agency (and to a division rival) instead of franchise-tagging him. Most if not all of those moves have come under his watch and league-wide scrutiny.