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Bengals News (8/15): Zac Taylor is keeping things fun

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The Bengals new head coach has a different way of going about things than Marvin Lewis.

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Brown's Elite Traits Try To Find Spot On Talented Front
It is right after Tuesday’s practice and there is Andrew Brown, the only Bengal to have a sack in the pre-season opener, seeking how he can get a couple of more Thursday night (7:30-Cincinnati’s Local 12) when they play in Washington and he comes home to play in front of the Virginia Beach faithful.

Bengals Business Trip Gallery: Washington Wk 2 Preseason

Bengals Acquire Dare Odeyingbo On Waivers
Odeyingbo (6-2, 282), a rookie out of Vanderbilt, originally signed with Tampa Bay as a college free agent on May 10. He played in the Buccaneers’ preseason opener last Friday (no statistics) and was waived yesterday.

Cincinnati Bengals: Taylor’s fun approach a sign of the times
The “Patriot Way” looks to be more anomaly than a trend. The new wave of young coaches isn’t rooted in their predecessors who were more dictator than a buddy. For the Cincinnati Bengals, Zac Taylor is a dramatic departure from Marvin Lewis. The question now is whether the new can be more productive and produce more winning results than the former.

3 things to know about newly acquired Bengals DL Dare Odeyingbo
Odeyingbo arrives just in time for the team’s preseason game Thursday against the Washington Redskins. Here are three things to know about the new arrival.

Around the league

Colts want to name starter by third preseason game
"You have to be able to make a call and move from there," Reich told reporters, per 1070TheFan's Kevin Bowen, "whether we're full speed with Andrew after that third preseason game or if at that point we are going with Jacoby (Brissett)."

Minkah's mom objects to son playing out of position
In response to a beat reporter's comment that the second-year defensive back was not playing well Wednesday, Fitzpatrick's mother, Melissa, responded saying he is "being used to suit other people['s] skill set not his own" in Brian Flores' defense.

Jimmy Garoppolo throws 5 consecutive INTs in practice
Jimmy G broke the spell with a touchdown pass to rookie Jalen Hurd, but the damage was done, acknowledged by the onlooking press and Garoppolo's head coach.

Travis Kelce: Speedy WRs allow Chiefs to do 'anything'
The Kansas City Chiefs' top four wideouts Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson and rookie Mecole Hardman can all chug and stress a defense at every level. Tight end Travis Kelce, no plodding horse himself, sees the speed opening up the entire offense.

What to watch for in early Week 2 preseason games
I know what you're thinking. Who is Jordan Ellis? Well, with Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard out last week, the undrafted rookie made a statement, leading Cincy in rushing (three carries, 11 yards) and receiving (five catches, 44 yards and a touchdown). Ellis still isn't a guarantee to make the roster, but he was one of the few bright spots in the Bengals' 21-point loss to the Chiefs.