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Bengals News (7/4): Which AFC North team has the best running back?

Now that Le’Veon Bell is officially out of the AFC North, who is the best running back in the division?

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Bernard Joins Group of Football Stars in London
This marked the first-ever NFL event at the state-of-the-art venue and will determine which promising young athletes will earn a spot at the new NFL Academy, which begins at Barnet and Southgate College in September.

Tua Tagovailoa is the pick again for Bengals in a 2020 NFL mock draft
The last time this sort of thing happened in a mock draft, it was a little hard to see the Bengals making a top-three selection. But the loss of first-round offensive tackle Jonah Williams has already cast doubt on the season. His absence means the line mostly reverts to the same lineup as last year’s problematic unit.

Bengals Best Offseason Moves are Ones They Didn't Make
That skepticism only grew when Bengals assistant Hue Jackson interviewed for the job. Jackson was a disaster as a head coach, compiling an 11-44-1 record with the Browns and Raiders. Several of his former players have been critical of him as well. Who Knows? Zac Taylor may be a flop, but most importantly, he isn’t Jackson.

Cincinnati Bengals roster: AJ Green entering final year of contract
The receiver’s forgettable 2018 shouldn’t deter the Bengals from re-signing him to a third long-term deal with the franchise. During Green’s time in Cincinnati, he’s been one of the best and most consistent wide receivers in the NFL. His 602 receptions and 8,907 receiving yards both rank second in team history behind Chad Johnson.

Cincinnati Bengals: Ranking the AFC North's Running Backs
After eight years in New Orleans, Mark Ingram left in free agency to sign with the Ravens after last season. This offense, led by coordinator Greg Roman is an ideal fit for Ingram. Pairing him with duel threat quarterback Lamar Jackson should make his life easier. His downhill running style also meshes well with Baltimore’s plans.

Former Bengals quarterback shot in North Carolina
Police said that Wright got into a verbal altercation with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, and that the altercation began when the “Ex” showed up to drop off his daughter. An argument ensued and shots were fired.

This week in Bengals: The reason behind John Ross’ number change
Ross wore No. 1 in Pop Warner and at the University of Washington. He even wore No. 11 at one point when he was playing both ways during his freshman year for the Huskies (he had to take 11 with another player on defense wearing 1). He wore No. 2 at Jordan High School and it was recently retired.

Around the league

Former Giants QB Jared Lorenzen dies at 38
"It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jared Lorenzen would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for all your support and prayers over the past 6 days. We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jared today, July 3, 2019," the statement read, per Matt Jones of KY Sports Radio. "Again, we appreciate all of the warm wishes and prayers, but as a family, we would request your respect and privacy. We will offer arrangement information in the coming days. Please keep Jared's family and especially his children, in your thoughts and prayers."

Jets, TE Chris Herndon feeling 'a different energy'
The only Jets freshman to find his way onto the 2018 NFL All-Rookie Team, Herndon's 39 catches were tops among first-year tight ends, his 502 yards receiving were second and his four touchdown grabs were second on the team.

DeShone Kizer sees beyond Packers backup role
The 23-year-old QB is preparing to begin his second season with the Packers after being traded from the Cleveland Browns last March. Staying in this league is a privilege no player can ever take for granted and, as he enters Year 3, Kizer recently expressed that he is feeling the heat more than ever before.

D.J. Hayden: Jags will be 'best defense in the league'
"I feel like we're going to be the best defense in the league, I can't wait," Hayden told Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union. "I know we'll have some new faces, but I feel like this is going to be a great defense no matter who is out there."

Browns' David Njoku: 'I want 20 touchdowns this year'
While working out with Baker Mayfield and other teammates in Los Angeles, Njoku stopped by the Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday and was asked about his goals for the 2019 season.