Giovani Bernard, Bengals 'buying in' with Zac Taylor
"I've always been the type of guy when my opportunity arises is to go out and play, play hard, play for your team," Bernard said via the team website. "I think that's the biggest thing. We have to play for each other. It's not about the stats, it's not about how many plays I get. I just want to go out there when my number is called and make the play."
AFC North Watch: Ryan Shazier talks comeback, Baker Mayfield loses bet
There, the Bengals revealed the news first-round pick Jonah Williams needed surgery to repair a torn labrum and will likely miss the entirety of his debut season. That reshuffles the offensive line and creates a similar unit to the one they used for last year’s struggle-filled season.
Here’s where PFF ranks Bengals’ 2019 roster among all 32 teams
When it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals things are especially interesting thanks to a new head coach and the arrival of players meant to shake things up.
Around the league
NFL records to be broken in 2019? Drew Brees, Tom Brady lurk
Think LaDainian Tomlinson setting the mark for most touchdowns in a single season and being hoisted upon his teammates' shoulders. Think Peyton Manning breaking Brett Favre's all-time passing record in 2015 -- the Broncos QB received a prolonged standing ovation in the midst of the worst game of his career. Think Drew Brees leaping ahead of Manning last year ... with a long touchdown pass ... on "Monday Night Football." The pomp and circumstance was overwhelming, almost too perfect, yet so deserved.
Cobb: Packers an 'ex-girlfriend that broke up with you'
"It's like the ex-girlfriend that broke up with you," Cobb said. "When you see her five years later, you hope you're in a better situation than you were before -- married, with kids, and you're able to say, 'Yeah, I did better without you.'"
Will Hernandez key to Giants' O-line improvement
Amid a litany of lingering criticism surrounding the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. and everything and anything to do with the New York quarterback situation, the Giants appear to have one longtime ill on the way to being remedied.
Robert Griffin: Ravens' offense to 'shock some people'
Despite throwing just six passes over the past two seasons, Griffin hasn't been sitting idly in Baltimore. Through his efforts behind the scenes he's been elevated from Lamar Jackson's mentor to Jackson's backup, which means he's one snap away from seeing the field.
Connor Barwin wants to return to Philadelphia Eagles
"I'm trying to come back and play for the Eagles," Barwin said this week. "I'm training right now and I've talked to Howie and they're going to see if they need any depth on the edge and so I'm going to wait until camp starts before I sign anywhere else, but obviously I'm not going to wait too long. But the Eagles know that's where I want to be."
Saints DT David Onyemata suspended one game
Since being drafted by New Orleans in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, Onyemata has contributed consistently along the Saints' defensive line, averaging 510.7 snaps per season. In the last two years, the 26-year-old has compiled 6.5 sacks and 11 QB hits.
Eli on Daniel Jones: 'Don't feel like it's a competition'
"I mean no, I don't feel like it's a competition," Manning said in an interview that will air on NFL Network's Total Access Friday night. "I feel like I've got to do my job and I've got to compete every day and try to get better every day. That's the way it's been my whole life and that's just the way I've always approached practice every day to improve, to earn my place on the team, to earn the respect of the teammates and do it each year."