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Bengals News (9/11): Players help clean up community

The Bengals did their part during Huddle For 100 by helping cleanup Inwood Park.

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Taylor-Made Takes: That's Why You Don't Look at Stats
You want to win the football game. Bottom line. Sometimes that’s going to entail throwing the ball a lot, sometimes it entails running the ball a lot. Sometimes you’re going to have that balance you strive for, the bottom line is you always create a game plan you think is going to work and be ready to adjust as the game goes on. That was an instance where we had to adjust as the game went based on what they threw at us and it called for throwing the ball quite a bit.

Game Preview: 49ers at Bengals | Week 2
Cincinnati opens its home schedule on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, as the Zac Taylor-led Bengals make their Paul Brown Stadium debut in regular season play. The Bengals, though, will have to shake off last week’s loss to Seattle, a game in which they dominated the stat sheet but fell by a narrow one-point margin.

Bengals Sign LB Reynolds, Waive DE Willis
Reynolds (6-1, 228), a seventh-year player out of the University of Virginia, was originally a college free agent signee of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. He has spent time with the Jaguars (2013-15), Chicago Bears (’15), Atlanta Falcons (’16-17) and Philadelphia Eagles (’18). He was with the San Francisco 49ers this preseason, but was released on final cuts. Reynolds has played in 84 career games (seven starts), and has 81 tackles and two fumble recoveries.

Bengals “Huddle For 100” to Clean Up Inwood Park
“Huddle For 100 is an opportunity to show our involvement in the community and make people aware of opportunities that are out there for others to volunteer,” said Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn. “It’s a great park. The players seem to be enjoying the work they’re doing and hopefully it will look a little nicer when we’re done.”

9 things to know about new Bengals LB LaRoy Reynolds
This means the Bengals now have five linebackers on the roster and a relative unknown as the newest face on the team, so let’s look at some fast facts about Reynolds.

NFL Week 2: Key Matchups And Prediction For 49ers-Bengals Game
Heading into Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, these 49ers have an opportunity to start the year 2-0 for the first time since their Super Bowl season back in 2012. It’s not going to be easy. Cincinnati put up a tremendous Week 1 effort on the road against the Seattle Seahawks and should be more than up for their home opener.

Around the league

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill expected to miss 4-6 weeks
The timeline means the Kansas City Chiefs wideout will avoid landing on IR, which would have held him out a minimum of eight weeks. Rapoport notes that the team will monitor Hill's rehab to determine whether he can return before the six-week timeframe.

Texans releasing veteran CB Aaron Colvin
Colvin got off to a rough start this season. In their 30-28 loss in New Orleans, he allowed two touchdown passes plus a long reception to Saints wideout Ted Ginn, Jr. that led to a game-winning field goal.

Patriots to trade WR Demaryius Thomas to Jets
According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, 10-year veteran wideout Demaryius Thomas is being traded to the Jets in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick. Barring any unforeseen holdups, the trade would be the first between the teams since 2000 -- when Bill Belichick, fresh off a one-day stint as Jets head coach at the time, was traded to New England for three draft picks, per NFL Research.

Eagles place Malik Jackson on IR after foot injury
"Malik's an important part of what we do and we'll certainly miss him when he's on the field but we got plenty of guys that can step up and play and that's nothing new in the NFL," Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz told reporters Tuesday. "Doesn't change our task from game-to-game and it doesn't change our task over the course of the year. We'll get him healthy and get him back. If I know Malik, he'll do a good job staying engaged while he's rehabbing. I've been really impressed with him as a professional, not just as a player but as a professional."