Notebook: Green Likes Uptempo Look; Taylor Wants Execution to Catch Up; Glenn On Guard
After the Bengals’ first practice of spring Monday, wide receiver A.J. Green (toe) admitted we probably won’t see him until the first day of training camp. But he can’t wait after watching what new head coach Zac Taylor has done to the scheme. He reiterated what he said after he got his first whiff of the playbook last month and woke up the echoes of his first NFL offensive coordinator and current Washington head coach Jay Gruden.
Fast And Furious As Williams Gets Nod at LT
Zac Taylor unveiled the first major personnel move of his head coaching career along the Bengals’ first team offensive line during Monday’s first practice of the spring when he moved incumbent left tackle Cordy Glenn to left guard to make room for first-round pick Jonah Williams’ debut as the left tackle.
Zac Taylor: "Defensively I saw a lot of guys standout."
Head Coach Zac Taylor, speaks to the media after Day 1 of OTA's at Paul Brown Stadium.
Cincinnati Bengals: Cordy Glenn moves to make way for Jonah Williams
The first Cincinnati Bengals' OTA of the Zac Taylor era saw an obvious potential change in the making on the offensive line just minutes into the two-hour practice on Monday.
Bengals to “mess with” different O-line combinations in OTAs
Williams played left tackle at rookie minicamp, but the whole team is now set to work together in organized team activities and that means incumbent starter Cordy Glenn will also be on the field. There’s been speculation about someone moving to guard or to the other side of the line and the team will likely be taking a look at all options during OTAs.
Around the league
Buccaneers release Gerald McCoy after nine seasons
The 31-year-old had three years remaining on his contract with the Bucs and was owed $13 million in 2019 prior to his release. Now that he's off the roster, McCoy will count nothing against Tampa Bay's cap.
Rams' Cooper Kupp making progress in ACL recovery
"I'm taking it day-by-day," Kupp said, via the team's official website. "It's just about attacking this week, attacking the day as best as I possibly can. And I feel good about where I'm at."
Mahomes says he can toss 100-yard ball in Mexico City
The Kansas City Chiefs head to Mexico City this fall to play at Estadio Azteca against the Los Angeles Chargers in mid-November. With the stadium sitting more than a mile above sea level, we've seen offenses take advantage of the high altitude in the past.
Redskins LB Reuben Foster suffers torn left ACL
Foster suffered the injury after getting pushed to the ground during the first day of Redskins OTAs on Monday, per multiple reporters at practice. Trainers, along with coach Jay Gruden and GM Bruce Allen, tended to the linebacker before he was carted off the field with an air cast on his leg, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.