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The Bengals are helping support a car wash fundraiser that will help kids meet some of their favorite players.

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s plan: Just win, baby

But the bottom line is this: The Cincinnati Bengals were 5-6 in Dalton’s 11 starts before his season-ending thumb injury. Dalton, 31, has made three Pro Bowls. His passer rating is the best in Bengal history.

Willis Run, Run And Reaching in D-Line Scramble
Jordan Willis is the highest rated Bengals defensive end this preseason when it comes to profootballfocus.com at No. 15 in the NFL and that says something about dedication. After stints with three different pass rush specialists this past offseason, Willis says cautiously, “I feel like I’m making progress,” as he heads into Thursday night’s third pre-season game against the Giants at Paul Brown Stadium in his effort to stick in the most competitive room on the team.

The Hillman Group And Bengals Team Up To Support Make-A-Wish
For one Saturday each year, Bengals fans have an opportunity to help kids in need, meet some of their favorite players and have their car looking as good as new.

Best Images of Training Camp 2019, Presented by Gatorade
View the best images from training camp 2019 on-and-off the field.

Advice for rookie NFL head coaches, and what all six have to prove
When the time finally came for Mike Zimmer to be an NFL head coach, he realized he didn't really know how to do it. So he decided he'd lean as hard as he could on the thing he did know how to do: coach defense.

Bengals set a revised return date for John Ross
Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer noted the Bengals shoved Ross’ expected return date back another week: “The Bengals and WR John Ross (hamstring) are targeting a Sunday return to the practice field.”

Bengals Notes: Glenn dealing with concussion; Ross not ready yet; special teams situation
Glenn isn't expected to play in this Thursday's third preseason game against the New York Giants (7 p.m. kickoff in Paul Brown Stadium and WKRC-TV/Local12 will televise) and even if he returns to practice prior to the preseason finale on Aug. 29 against Indianapolis he won't play in that game either as most teams, including the Bengals, sit key players in the preseason finale.

LIST: Bengals game day road closures
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - As another season of Cincinnati Bengals football begins, and in order to minimize confusion while going to or coming from the games, Cincinnati city officials are issuing a reminder about road closures on typical game days.

Bengals slot 28th in ESPN preseason power rankings
Call it fair enough on all counts. When it comes to Dalton, Bengals owner Mike Brown made it clear he wouldn’t get an extension this offseason. That makes 2019 something of a “prove it” year for the veteran quarterback, who is tasked with meshing well with new head coach Zac Taylor.

Around the League

'Hard Knocks,' Episode 3: Raiders may yet survive Brown saga
From the outside, the drama around Antonio Brown looks like a terrible situation for the Raiders. How could it not be? Here is Oakland's best player, its prized offseason acquisition, making decisions that seem to put self-interest above the team. In his final season in Pittsburgh, Brown was portrayed as egocentric, distant and obtuse -- this just looked like more of the same. To compound matters, NFL Films has keycard access to every door of the building for its flagship docuseries. It all adds up to organizational nightmare fuel for the Silver & Black.

Cowboys sign LB Jaylon Smith to five-year extension
The Cowboys reached agreement on a long-term extension with linebacker Jaylon Smith, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. The Cowboys announced the deal later.

Chargers confident leaning on Adrian Phillips at safety
"I'm not stepping into this position to be anything that Derwin was," Phillips said Tuesday, via the L.A. Times. "I've played a lot of snaps in my career. I played a whole bunch of snaps last year. We got to the playoffs, and we were able to make a lot of plays.

WR Antonio Brown practices with 'certified helmet'
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed, that Brown wore a Schutt Vengeance Z10 LTD helmet. It is among the 34 helmets approved for use after the NFL-NFLPA laboratory tests were conducted early this year and sent to players in April, Rapoport added.

Odell Beckham: Giants traded me to Cleveland 'to die'
Once again going on the record for a magazine article, Beckham rehashed his exit from New York, this time telling Sports Illustrated the trade was personal for Big Blue who he said are "stuck in an older mindset." Beckham claimed the Giants had better trade offers but sent him to Cleveland out of spite.