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Bengals News (8/19): All hands on deck for the third preseason game

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The Bengals plan on having their dress rehearsal on Thursday with whoever can play.

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

Saying A Ced Appreciation
The thing of it is, Andre Smith and the website guy had been talking about Cedric Benson just last week. Before they moved Smith’s locker out of the quarterbacks and receivers row and put him back with the offensive linemen where he belongs.

Quick Hits: Everybody Who Can Go Plays Thursday
Left tackle Cordy Glenn wasn’t on the field, but it’s believed to be a nick and nothing major. If he doesn’t go Thursday, that’s an immediate scenario of who-is-the-next-left-tackle. It would probably be veteran Andre Smith, but in a pre-season game they may take a long look at O’Shea Dugas, a rookie free agent from Louisiana Tech signed as a guard but pressed into service as a tackle and has held up pretty well with the backups.

Taylor Transcript: 'Defense And Special Teams Stepped Up'
“I saw a report today on Cedric Benson’s passing. If it’s true, that’s a real tragedy. I was just talking to some guys in the cafeteria that knew him. He seemed like a great guy. I didn’t personally know him, but growing up in Oklahoma, I followed Texas high school football. He was one of the all-time greats. He had a great career at Texas and then a great career in the NFL. Again, if that is true, then that’s a real tragedy and we’re certainly thinking about him.

Bengaldom Mourns Benson
Cedric Benson, the brutish running back who bridged two eras of Bengals play-off football with three straight 1,000-yard seasons, died over the weekend from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Game Preview Presented By Papa John's: Bengals vs Giants
The Bengals’ reserves stole the show against the Redskins, as all 23 of Cincinnati’s points were scored after the first team had exited. Highlighting the night was the play of the Bengals’ special teams units, which took control of the game by scoring the final 10 points of the evening.

Former RB Cedric Benson remembered on social media
Benson played for the Longhorns from 2001 to '04, rushing for a total of 5,540 yards -- ranked ninth in NCAA history. He was drafted No. 4 overall by the Chicago Bears in 2005, and also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers over his eight-year NFL career.

Whose Bengals stock is falling at preseason’s halfway point?
Coming out of the exhibition, the following players saw their stocks take a dip, which could put them in roster jeopardy if they don’t turn it around in the remaining two games.

Former Bengals running back killed in motorcycle crash
Cedric Benson, 36, was on a motorcycle with a woman in her 30s traveling westbound on RM 2222 in West Austin when the motorcycle struck a minivan that was pulling onto the roadway, according to TMZ. Both Benson and the woman who has not yet been identified were pronounced dead at the scene.

Andy Dalton Isn't the Guy; Just Move On, Bengals
Right now, the quarterback and organization are in the final stages of a bad relationship. Neither gets what they need from each other, and they tolerate one another simply out of necessity. Meanwhile, the union persists because neither is brave enough to end it.

Around the league

Mayock to Antonio Brown: Time 'to be all-in or all-out'
Just 24 hours after participating in the Raiders' walkthrough, the wide receiver did not attend Oakland's workout in Napa, California. General manager Mike Mayock delivered a stern message afterward -- which the team issued itself on Twitter -- regarding Brown's absence.

Kingsbury: Cards not showing actual offense in preseason
The statement helps explain Murray's bevy of underneath throws that displayed his quick trigger but rarely attacked the field vertically in two appearances (0-2 on passes of 10-plus air-yards).

Brown's agent responds to Raiders GM's last word
"We've worked very closely with the Raiders, and we will continue to work very closely with the Raiders," Rosenhaus said Sunday night on WSVN in Miami. "I'm not sure that we agree that we've exhausted all the options as Mike Mayock said, but there's no doubt it's still an ongoing process. We are trying to work with the team and the league and the union to try and come up with a solution, we haven't figured it out yet. To say that AB is upset about the decision to not let him wear his helmet is accurate, but we are still processing it and figuring it out. I wouldn't make too much about him not being there today, as much as we are still trying to come up with a solution that works for everyone."

Seahawks rookie D.K. Metcalf to have knee surgery
Seattle coach Pete Carroll told reporters Sunday that Metcalf needs surgery on his knee. Carroll didn't offer a definitive timetable for the dynamic athlete's return but said he would likely know more after the procedure, which is planned for Tuesday.

Jets' Gase: Le'Veon Bell will not play preseason games
New York Jets coach Adam Gase told reporters Sunday that his Pro Bowl running back will not play in the preseason. It was a scenario Gase said he was already considering. A season-ending injury to linebacker Avery Williamson, who tore his ACL in last Thursday's game against the Falcons, convinced Gase to sit Bell for good before the Jets take on the Buffalo Bills in Week 1.