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Bengals News (5/16): Joe Mixon is looking at a breakout season

It is easy to see why analysts view Joe Mixon as an easy breakout candidate for the Bengals.

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Massive Middle Man Intrigues Bengals
As the rookies snapped-crackled-and-popped to the field for their first NFL practice last week, one of Bengals president Mike Brown’s coaches approached him with a smile that couldn’t be concealed since he was talking about the easy to find the nose tackle from Arizona State.

Bengals Sign Sixth-Round Pick Deshaun Davis
Davis (5-11, 234) spent five seasons (2014-18) at Auburn, with a redshirt year in ’14, and compiled 266 career tackles, including 29 for losses and seven sacks. Last season, Davis led the Tigers in tackles (116) en route to first-team All-SEC honors.

Report: Some Bengals view Renell Wren as ‘biggest upside of any’
This time the praise focuses on fourth-round pick Renell Wren out of Arizona State, a 6’5″, 318-pound interior presence who was clearly nabbed to solve a longstanding problem on the inside next to Geno Atkins.

Three Players the Bengals Should Target in the Second Phase of Free Agency
With the draft complete, the NFL world has quieted down in anticipation for training camp this summer. However, many teams remain on alert as there are plenty of names remaining on the free agent market. For the Bengals and the rest of the NFL, it is a time to look for value and maybe snag a few steals.

Peter King shoves Bengals to 30th in latest power rankings
The Bengals haven’t fared well in power rankings, win totals or simple odds in the minds of most. While the draft class itself has been praised, the start of a new era under Zac Taylor seems to have most skeptical.

Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Mixon leader of the pack of breakout players
The Cincinnati Bengals have been an enigma over the past decade. Despite a roster loaded with talent, all the team has to show for it is six one-and-done wildcard playoff appearances. New coaches and a new identity offer current players a fresh start. Examining Zac Taylor’s tendencies as Rams wide receivers and quarterbacks coach and Miami interim offensive coordinator gives us an idea of who is set for a breakout in 2019.

Comeback kid: Resilient Davontae Harris ready to give Bengals his best
CINCINNATI – Davontae Harris was just a few weeks into the pursuit of his NFL dream last year when disaster struck. It was the second quarter of the second preseason game last year in Dallas, a short 300-mile drive from his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, a scheduling convenience that enabled some family members to make the trip to see him in action.

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