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Bengals News (5/29): Players talk about having fun again

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Some players have talked about how Zac Taylor’s fresh approach has some players reigniting their love for the game.

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Sample Of Sample As Advertised
Andy Dalton, who knows a little something about what a second-round draft pick is supposed to look like, has joined the ever growing list of rookie tight end Drew Sample’s admirers that have notarized him as advertised after all of four practices.

Marvin Lewis joins Herm Edwards' ASU staff
"Marvin Lewis is one of the most respected minds in our game," Edwards said in a statement. "Whether as the winningest coach in the franchise history of the Cincinnati Bengals, or the architect of one of the greatest defenses in NFL history, the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, Marvin has succeeded everywhere he has been and he has done it the right way. His passion for teaching will be an incredible benefit not only for our coaches, but also for the young men we are responsible for as students and athletes."

Former Bengals HC Marvin Lewis joining ASU staff
"I envision just being another set of eyes, another set of ears, and doing anything I can to help the coaches," Lewis said. "I was really impressed with the staff and what they accomplished after they hit the ground running last season. ASU is a great university and is known for having an outstanding athletic program that has always been able to attract top athletes from around the country and I look forward to doing all I can to help the program."

Bengals Notes: Redmond opts not to comment on suspension; Vigil gets cut like he wanted
Bengals guard Alex Redmond attended Tuesday's Organized Team Activity session practice, which kicked off the second week of OTAs, after not attending last Monday's OTA, but opted not to comment on his four-game regular-season suspension the NFL gave him last week for violating for the league's Performance-Enhancing Drug Policy.

Cincinnati Bengals having fun under first-year coach Zac Taylor
Taylor is challenging the Bengals in new and different ways, and Uzomah – the fifth-year Bengals tight end – describes it as though Taylor is bringing back the enjoyment that players originally found as kids when they decided to commit to the sport.

Around the league

CB Chris Harris gets 1-year, $12.05M deal from Broncos
Harris and the Broncos have reached an agreement to adjust his salary for 2019, paying him $12.05 million, NFL Network's James Palmer reported Tuesday evening.

Raiders sign guard Richie Incognito to 1-year deal
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Oakland Raiders are signing the free-agent guard to a one-year contract, per sources informed of the deal. Incognito's agent Ken Sarnoff took to Twitter to announce the signing while the team later confirmed the move.

Sean McVay: Pleased with where Todd Gurley's at
Gurley missed the last two regular season games of 2018 with a knee injury and then took on a more limited roll in the playoffs which culminated with nary 11 total touches in the Rams' bitter 13-3 Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

Antonio Brown on Derek Carr: 'He's a great teammate'
Carr admitted last week during an interview with NFL Network's M.J. Acosta that he didn't know much about Brown's past, but quickly pointed out that Brown has worked hard, attends all meetings and provides mentorship to young players.

Nick Foles away from Jags OTAs for personal reasons
"Nick's been communicating; it's a personal situation," Marrone said, via the Jaguars' official website. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Nick and his family. He knows, like anything else, that we're here for him."

Bears DC Pagano sees some Ed Reed in Eddie Jackson
"From a talent standpoint? Very, very similar," Pagano said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. "Great instincts. Great range. Great ball skills. He's only three years into it. Ed has a lot more time on task, obviously. He's got a lot of the same traits. He loves football. He's a football junkie. And again, the sky's the limit for a guy like that.