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Bengals News (8/8): Preston Brown’s unique connection with his agent

Preston Brown has know his agent for basically his whole life.

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Early D-Line Play Showing Wynning Ways
Kerry Wynn, a free agent rookie out of Richmond who grew up on head coach Tom Coughlin’s Giants, has brought a slice of that old school ballast to the Bengals defensive line room that went missing when Michael Johnson didn’t return.

Bengals & NFL Foundation Donate $75,000 to Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund
The Bengals and NFL Foundation will donate $75,000 to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, through The Dayton Foundation, to help people impacted by this weekend’s shooting. The Dayton Foundation will work with local officials to distribute the funds to families directly affected by the shooting.

EXCLUSIVE: Sure, Bengals linebacker trusts his agent: she's his mom
Brown, a Cincinnati native who graduated from Northwest High School in Colerain Township, is the only NFL player with that kind of arrangement, Patrice Brown, his mom and agent, told Business Courier reporter Steve Watkins.

2019 NFL Training Camp battles: Bengals' emergent linebacker, the receiver plan, overcoming O-line losses and more
Jonah Williams, Cincinnati's first round pick, is out for the year with an injury. A.J. Green, arguably the Bengals' best player, is slated to miss several games this season after sustaining an injury a the start of camp. The Bengals do have rookie inside linebacker Germaine Pratt, a second-round pick who has become the talk of Cincinnati's training camp.

Bengals Rumors: “I Can Comfirm...No Plans to Trade Giovani Bernard”
In a previous article, we traced the origins of the trade rumors, It appears that the combination of Bernard’s agent being in town and Bengals fans hopes that the team is involved in trade talks to possibly improve the offensive line led to the two topics being perceived as connected by some. Perhaps they shouldn’t have been. I followed up with Paul Dehner Jr. after the initial rumors began, and he kindly replied with the following tweet.

Texans, Cowboys, Bengals donate to El Paso, Dayton funds
The Houston Texans Foundation will donate $100,000 and the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation and the Cowboys committed $50,000 to the El Paso Victims' Fund - El Paso Community Foundation. The Foundation is working with the County of El Paso and the City of El Paso to aid affected families.

NFL betting preview: No. 29, Cincinnati Bengals
But after Cincinnati’s third consecutive losing season, Lewis was fired by the Bengals after 16 years. He was replaced by rookie coach Zac Taylor, 36, who was the Rams’ quarterbacks coach last season.

Around the league

Raiders' Antonio Brown dealing with frostbitten feet
"From what I was told, Antonio Brown is still day to day," Rapoport said. "(He) was away from the facility yesterday seeing a specialist. He's done this before. Did it a couple days ago. Remember, this all goes back to his foot, which he so disgustingly posted on Instagram, a couple weeks ago. Something that -- those of us who watched Hard Knocks -- is going to be a big storyline. When is Antonio Brown going to be back? When are his feet going to be better?

Kirk Cousins complaining about Bradbury's sweating
More from the 30-year-old professional man on the physiological habits of a 24-year-old rookie body: "He promises that it's not a problem in games. It remains to be seen because his shorts today were soaked. He says it's not a problem on game days, so the moment of truth will come then. That's a big thing I'm going to take away. Just how tough it was to grip the ball after he snaps it to me."

ATN: Hard Knocks, Cold Feet and Playoff Predictions
A room filled with heroes -- Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Gregg Rosenthal and Marc Sessler -- brings you all of the latest news around the league including Antonio Brown dealing with frostbitten feet (4:25), more bad news for the Cowboys (12:53) and coach Freddie Kitchens threatening to fire anybody who leaks information (22:49). The first episode of "Hard Knocks" with the Oakland Raiders premiered and it was juicy (27:31). The heroes want to be the first ones to predict who will slide in and who slides out of the playoffs this year (44:15).

Panthers raving about 'special' WR Curtis Samuel
The third-year receiver didn't contribute much in his first two campaigns, compiling 66 touches for 757 yards and seven scores in 22 games. Samuel, 22, was expected to be a game-breaking talent out of college, but he has since been overshadowed by draftmate Christian McCaffrey and last year's first-round pick D.J. Moore.

Niners DE Nick Bosa, CB Verrett suffer ankle sprains
Bosa was diagnosed with an ankle sprain following his MRI, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday night. San Francisco is expected to be cautious with Bosa, meaning the 2019 second-overall pick should be held out of preseason games.