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Bengals News (7/18): Dayton gets their chance to celebrate

Dayton was the location of the first American Professional Football Association many years ago.

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Hobson’s Choice Podcast: Taylor Set For Camp Less-Is-More
With his coaching staff still on break and the lone man at his Paul Brown Stadium desk (which can be raised and lowered according to what computer screens he’s finessing), head coach Zac Taylor took a timeout from putting the finishing touches on his first training camp regimen to appear on the latest Hobson’s Choice Podcast.

Countdown to Training Camp: Dayton Fans Show Long-Time Support
The tie-in to Dayton is part of the NFL 100 campaign which celebrates 100 seasons of the NFL. When the Dayton Triangles hosted the Columbus Panhandles at Triangle Park in Dayton, it was the first game of the American Professional Football Association, which would change its name to the National Football League a couple of years later.

Clint Boling retirement: Examining roster options, cap ramifications
The Cincinnati Bengals lost arguably their best offensive lineman this week when Clint Boling went to Paul Brown Stadium and signed his retirement papers due to medical concerns.

Bengals 2019 Position Analysis - Wide Receiver/Tight Ends: Several roster spots on line
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - This part takes a look at the wide receiver and tight end positions and who are locks to make the 53-man roster when it's finalized on Aug. 31, who are in a battle to make it and who are long shots to make it:

Around the league

How it started - First jobs in football for all 32 NFL head coaches
What he learned: Taylor has his own office now, but when he was a grad assistant just out of college at A&M, the digs weren't so great. He shared an office he described as "the size of a table" with future Bengals assistant offensive line coach Ben Martin. Working for father-in-law Mike Sherman wasn't the easiest thing for a young coach, but it taught Taylor an important lesson: It's OK not to be the one talking all the time.

Elway thinks Flacco, Lock will solve QB struggles
"It's a hard position to fill," Elway said Wednesday, via ESPN. "We tried to shake all these trees around here the last four years and the quarterbacks didn't fall out. So it's difficult. We've taken a lot of shots, we've tried a lot of different situations. ... Hopefully with Joe [Flacco] we've got it solidified with Drew [Lock] working under him.

Tony Romo: Jason Witten will pick up where he left off
"He'll pick up right where he left off," Romo said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. "I don't think it's a big challenge for Jason. The reality of it is as long as, if you know the game the way he does, there are certain positions -- he plays one of them at tight end -- he's always going to have the nuance to get open. Let's say he runs the exact same he always did, to me, it's just that at that position, your ability to use leverage against somebody, make you think this and then do that. It's like the back pick in basketball. Just all of a sudden, it gets you, and you don't even know it was coming, and that guy is wide open. He's very intelligent with the game of football. I think he's going to pick up right from when he retired. I think you're going to see the same guy."

Falcons sign Deion Jones to four-year, $57M extension
Turning 25 in November, Jones is one of the premier linebackers in the game when it comes to pass coverage and his loss to injury last season was a huge blow to the Falcons. Now, with Jones on board for the long haul, Atlanta can seemingly get back to the form it displayed during its run to Super Bowl LI.

Free agent Rashard Robinson suspended for 10 games
"I will work during my time away to better myself and be ready to contribute when I am eligible this coming season," Robinson said in a statement, via Rapoport.

NFL, NFLPA discuss new CBA in 'productive' meeting
Both sides described their encounter in similar terms, releasing the following joint statement on Wednesday afternoon: "Today's meeting was productive, constructive and beneficial for both sides, and the meetings between the NFLPA's Executive Committee and the NFL's Management Council Executive Committee will continue."

Get excited! Only 50 days until 2019 season starts
» Only two years into his NFL career, Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is already special enough to be compared to Sweetness. Walter Payton and McCaffrey are the only players in the Super Bowl era with 50-plus passing yards, 50-plus rushing yards and 50-plus receiving yards in the same game or the only members of the single game 50-50-50 club. In Week 16 of 2018 against the Saints, McCaffrey had 50 yards passing, 53 yards rushing and 67 receiving yards, while Payton's Week 16 in 1985 against the Lions saw him throw for 50 yards, rush for 81 and haul in 55 receiving yards.