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Bengals News (6/5): A look at who has been impressive during OTAs

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A few players who aren’t big name players have been making waves at OTAs.

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Notebook: Secondary Sizzles; Sharp, Webb, Erickson Impress
On day eight of the Bengals’ organized team activities, the secondary enjoyed a highlight-filled day with numerous pass breakups, an interception and multiple stops. It was such a dazzling performance, head coach Zac Taylor couldn’t help but agree the defense won the day.

Photos: 2019 OTAs Day Eight
Check out some of the best images from the Bengals' Organized Team Activities on day eight.

Carson Palmer to be 16th member of Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor
Per a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Palmer will be inducted as the 16th member of the Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor even though he only spent five seasons with the NFC West team.

Bengals injury update: John Ross on rehab field, Cordy Glenn absent
Notables like Tyler Eifert and A.J. Green were still working on the rehab fields Tuesday while the rest of the team went through practices.

Zac Taylor is the latest to single out B.W. Webb with praise
Webb was initially a bit of an under-the-radar move when he joined the team this offseason via free agency. At best, he figured to get some snaps if the team couldn’t get Darqueze Dennard back under contract.

This Week in Bengals: Duke Tobin on Gerald McCoy, scout staff and roster vision
Tobin is fresh off traveling to Marco Island, Fla., with his staff for the annual college player combine along with the 20 other teams that work with National Football Scouting to set the table for the 2020 draft. Not a bad trip considering the typically solitary travels of the scouting world.

Around the league

Von Miller: Joe Flacco 'looks like a Super Bowl MVP'
Flacco shouldn't need to throw it 80 yards to be effective, as evidenced by hitting rookie tight end Noah Fant in stride for a 50-yard gain, but it's that arm strength that impressed teammates.

Justin Houston on Colts: I wanted to be in 4-3 defense
"I just wanted to be in a 4-3 (defense)," Houston said Wednesday morning. "I think I didn't get enough credit for me being in a 3-4, and dropping a lot of the time, so my sack numbers weren't as high as I would like for them to be. So just being in a 4-3 and don't have to think about dropping no more is something I want to do for the rest of my career. I just want to go forward and rush the passer."

Daniel Jones' running ability impressing Giants
The Big Blue rookie quarterback faked out the defense during Tuesday's minicamp with a zone-read play -- something no team would attempt with a 38-year-old Manning -- taking it to the paydirt against the second team defense. Even though it's merely practice in shorts, in June, the play impressed teammates and coaches alike.

Le'Veon Bell: Sam Darnold and I will be 'special duo'
"Sam's going to make me a better player just cause of the fact that he's so mobile," Bell said. "He's going to create opportunities for me that I wouldn't usually have and same thing for me, I'm going to make opportunities for him that he's never had really before too. We're going to kind of bounce off each other and I think it's going to be a special duo in the backfield."

Gerald McCoy: Carolina Panthers a 'true contender'
The move may be surprising to some but as McCoy made clear during his introductory press conference Tuesday, he believed Carolina represented the ideal football fit with the best chance to reach the mountaintop.

Matt LaFleur 'in recovery mode' after Achilles surgery
"Yeah, if I had a crystal ball, I certainly wouldn't play basketball," LaFleur said Tuesday, per the team's website. "You know, this could've happened on the field. I'm sure it was bound to happen no matter what I was gonna do.