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Bengals News (8/6): Defense keeps up pressure

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The Bengals defense has been making things hard on the offense so far this offseason.

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Camp Report: Defense Cranks Up The Pressure
Just around the bend from where Jimmy Buffett’s Parrot Heads gather every summer, his hit “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere,” that he twanged with Alan Jackson poured out of the speakers on the Paul Brown Stadium practice field near the end of Monday’s practice.

Training Camp 2019 Photo Gallery, Fueled By Gatorade: Day 8
View the best photos from training camp on August 5, 2019, fueled by Gatorade.

Quick Hits: Taylor's First Depth Chart; Gradkowski Offers Boyd History Lesson
Maybe the Bengals will line up this way in Kansas City Saturday (8 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in the pre-season opener and maybe they won’t. But Zac Taylor released his first depth chart as head coach before Monday’s practice featuring John Jerry at left guard, Josh Malone running behind the injured A.J. Green at wide receiver and Sam Hubbard entrenched at right end in place of Michael Johnson.

Why Your Team Sucks 2019: Cincinnati Bengals
Some people are fans of the Cincinnati Bengals. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Cincinnati Bengals. This 2019 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.

Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict takes shot at Bengals
The veteran linebacker, who stacked up suspensions and fines like tackles with the Bengals, took a shot at his former team while talking about the Raiders’ upcoming “Hard Knocks” appearance.

This Week in Bengals: The ‘pure swag’ that’s making a statement in camp
Like many stories that start with a small question, what I found was much more than I ever anticipated, including the latest bit of insight on changes made by new head coach Zac Taylor.

Around the league

Tom Brady set to be FA in 2020 despite new extension
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Brady's new deal, which bumped the New England Patriots quarterback's salary for 2019 to $23 million, includes two years that automatically void on the final day of the 2019 league year (March 17, 2020).

Raiders CB Lawson says he's facing 4-game suspension
"Unfortunately, it does not matter, as I am responsible for knowing every single ingredient that goes into my body," Lawson wrote, "and I apparently failed in this regard."

Niners remind Richard Sherman of 'Legion of Boom'
"I see similarities now, obviously, with all the pass rushers we have now, all the talent we have upfront," Sherman said. "The linebackers are versatile. They can run, they can cover. And then in the backend, we've got tall, rangy corners. We've got Jason Verrett now, who's very versatile. K'Waun (Williams) is a great slot (corner), and we've got a hitter in the strong safety box.

Jets' Sam Darnold throwing with 'a lot more velocity'
Entering his second year as New York's franchise quarterback, Darnold has reportedly demonstrated greater arm strength ahead of his sophomore campaign. Jets coach Adam Gase attributed the increased pace of Darnold's passes to his acclimation to the pace of professional football.

Michael Crabtree works out for Cards; no deal expected
Crabtree, 31, spent all of last season with the Ravens and was a consistent presence in Marty Mornhinweg's offense, starting in all 16 games and tallying 54 receptions for 607 yards and three touchdowns. He was released by Baltimore in February.