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Bengals News (8/16): Another fine day for Finley

The Bengals rode their backup quarterback to their first preseason victory.

Cincinnati Bengals v Washington Redskins Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Finley, Special Teams Show Bengals The Way
Backup rookie quarterback Ryan Finley and his twos rescued the Bengals’ first offense Thursday night with two touchdown passes as the Bengals ran past the Washington Redskins 23-13.

Quick Hits: Defense Stands To Get A Wynn
Zac Taylor’s first victory as Bengals head coach Thursday night was certainly resourceful by a 23-13 count over Washington in which rookie Tristan Vizcaino’s 57-yard field goal and veteran punt returner Alex Erickson’s 75-yard punt return.

Good, bad and ugly after Bengals overcome Redskins in preseason
The Bengals flashed plenty of good and bad in their second preseason game.

Bengals file lawsuit against former sponsor - Cincinnati Business Courier
The Cincinnati Bengals filed a lawsuit against a former sponsor, accusing the company of failing to pay its bills.

Around the League

What we learned from Thursday's preseason games -
Week 2 of the 2019 preseason got underway on Thursday night with standout evenings from Sam Darnold, Ryan Finley and Mike Glennon and a major setback for Kyler Murray.

Antonio Brown 'very close' to returning to practice -
Despite a frostbitten foot and helmet issues, Brown is "very close to practicing," per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The Raiders will make a decision on Saturday to determine if he will practice.

Ravens CB Tavon Young (neck) could miss 2019 season -
Baltimore could enter, and conclude, the season without its star slot cornerback. Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters that nickelback Tavon Young could miss the 2019 campaign with a neck injury.

Megatron partners in marijuana-for-CTE research
Former Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and his business partner, ex-NFL lineman Rob Sims, have partnered with Harvard to research the benefits of medical marijuana for CTE and pain management.

Sources: Colts have 'guarded optimism' on Luck
Despite Andrew Luck's prolonged absence and confusion about a lower left leg injury, the Indianapolis Colts have "guarded optimism" about the quarterback's availability to open the regular season, according to sources familiar with the team's sentiments.