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Bengals News (9/26): Cincinnati stays unified

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Cincinnati Bengals are staying together mentally despite 0-3 start
“It’s a long season. It’s three games. Three games we can’t get back, but it’s three games. You have to get momentum going. You have to find a way to win that first,” Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said. “Once you win that first, momentum can carry over to the next week. We have to find a way to get a win in this next one and we’ll go from there.”

Wyche Remembers When 'It Just Clicked' In That First Season
The recurrence of skin cancer didn’t deter him from the Sunday ritual of watching the Bengals in the first three weeks of the season. It’s also not going to stop Wyche from phoning up Taylor soon and offering him the same kind of encouragement he got after that fifth loss in 1984.

Bengals Sign Mabin From Practice Squad; Waive Sutherland
Mabin (6-2, 200), a third-year player out of the University of Iowa, had signed yesterday to the Bengals’ practice squad. He was originally a college free agent signee of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017, and later spent time with the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers. He has played in 20 career games (one start), and has 18 tackles, a pass defensed and a forced fumble.

EA Madden 20: Joe Mixon vs. Auden Tate
HB Joe Mixon and WR Auden Tate go head-to-head in EA Sports Madden 20. Who wins?

Gallery: Monday Night Football Moments
This week’s game is the Bengals' 36th appearance on Monday Night Football. Check out some of the most memorable images from the team playing on Monday night.

Roosevelt Nix out, Vince Williams, others ‘questionable’ for Steelers vs. Bengals
Mike Tomlin likes to say the Pittsburgh Steelers will “leave the light on” for injured players in regards to their availability for an upcoming game. It sounds as if the switch has all but officially been flipped to dark for Roosevelt Nix.

A.J. Green injury update: Bengals still have no timetable for wide receiver's return
The star wide receiver, who has yet to play this season because of an ankle injury, will miss the Bengals' matchup with the Steelers in Pittsburgh and there's still no timetable for his return, coach Zac Taylor told reporters Tuesday.

PFF paints a dire picture for Bengals’ OL through three weeks
The line suffered a pair of retirements and lost first-round pick Jonah Williams to injury early on, all atop a new coaching staff coming in and mixing things up.

Around the league

Melvin Gordon ending holdout, will report to Chargers
Searching for a better deal than his current one, Gordon is set to make $5.6 million in base salary in 2019 -- the last year in his contract. The 26-year-old was reportedly offered $10 million per season, but the Chargers never moved to a greater sum. The team likewise granted the back permission to seek a trade, but nothing ever came to fruition and now Gordon returns to the Bolts, whose running game has done well, but the team overall has struggled to a 1-2 start.

Browns' Baker Mayfield responds to dig from Rex Ryan
"It is whatever," Mayfield said before paraphrasing his head coach and then dropping a subtle hammer. "In the wise words of Freddie Kitchens, 'If you do not wear orange and brown, you do not matter,' and Rex Ryan does not have any colors right now for a reason, so it is OK."

Matt Nagy peeved with Cohen over locker room stream
"Without a doubt, it is [a policy going forward]," Nagy said, via ESPN. "First of all, it's a league rule, so that's that. And I think it's unfortunate that that happened. Tarik feels bad and is apologetic and embarrassed that it happened.

Earl Thomas: Ravens 'kind of got tired' of Browns hype
No NFL team drew more headlines or filled more hours of sports talk in the offseason than the Browns. After experiencing one of the league's biggest turnarounds in 2018, they added the likes of Odell Beckham and Sheldon Richardson and hired new coach Freddie Kitchens, who'd meshed so well with quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Jalen Ramsey leaves Jaguars for birth of second child
"Months ago in the offseason, Jalen notified me that he was expecting the birth of his second child in late September," Marrone said in a statement. "We spoke about this recently and again today after practice and decided that it was best for Jalen to fly to Nashville tonight after meetings to be with his family during the birth of their daughter. He will return to the team when he's ready, and we will provide an update at that time."