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Bengals News (9/3): Joe Mixon excited to show off new offense

Joe Mixon just can’t wait for Zac Taylor to unveil his offense in Week 1.

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Bengals Sign Nickerson To Practice Squad
Nickerson, a third-year player, was a Bengals college free agent signee in 2017 and played in 30 games with nine starts for the team from ’17-18. He was waived on Sunday.

Mixon Loads Up While Ross Kicks Into Gear
Not only is Sunday in Seattle (4:05 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) The Dey new Bengals head coach Zac Taylor unveils the offense brought here to ignite the franchise, but it’s also The Dey the crown jewels of one of its drafts are on display in a new showcase. This is the moment where the ample skills of running back Joe Mixon and wide receiver John Ross seem to meet the scheme that unleashes their megaton of potential.

Behind-The-Scenes: 2019 Team Photo Day
It's picture day at Paul Brown Stadium as the team gets together for the 2019 team photo. Take a look behind-the-scenes.

Quick Hits: Jerry Returns; Ross Hits Next Gear
The Bengals before Monday’s practice signed back 33-year-old lineman John Jerry, their oldest player on offense, and swapped out 22-year-old rookie free-agent tackle O’Shea Dugas for injured reserve. That makes Dugas (knee) eligible to return after the eighth game. The move doesn’t do much to the Bengals’ average roster age on Opening Day. It moves slightly from 25.2 to 25.4, still younger than last year’s 25.9.

Cincinnati Bengals 2019 season preview
After five consecutive playoff appearances at the beginning of the decade, the Bengals have failed to finish .500 or better the past three seasons. This year will show if the franchise has the necessary pieces to be competitive in the immediate future or if it should look to rebuild. Wide receiver A.J. Green is in the final year of his contract, and quarterback Andy Dalton has two seasons left on his deal. -- Ben Baby

Bengals game-by-game win-loss predictions with Week 1 prep underway
With a final roster set, the injury dominoes falling and practice underway for Week 1, now feels like a good time to revisit 2019 predictions for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is ready to turn it up a notch.
Mixon concluded his third preseason with a grand total of three snaps, all of which came in the team’s second exhibition tilt versus Washington. He had one carry for three yards. His most explosive run was negated due to a holding call on tight end C.J. Uzomah.

Bengals left tackle Cordy Glenn is still in concussion protocol.
The Bengals are not sure if Glenn will be active for Week 1. There’s a real possibility that Glenn could be inactive versus the Seahawks. The starting left tackle’s absence from Monday’s practice is not a positive sign.

Around the league

NFL Power Rankings, Week 1: Chargers in top-10; Colts plummet
Starting Thursday night at Soldier Field and continuing through Monday, 32 teams begin their quest. The ultimate goal? Be the last team standing in South Florida on the first Sunday in February -- Super Bowl LIV champions. Another goal? Slay all dragons to finish atop the NFL.com Power Rankings. Granted, NFL teams are likely less aware of that second objective, but let's not get bogged down here. Real football is coming!

Cowboys, La'el Collins agree to five-year extension
Collins, who was projected to be a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, fell completely out of the draft after he was wanted for questioning in the murder of a former girlfriend in the days leading up to the selection process. Collins was ultimately ruled out as a suspect, but the situation cost him potentially millions of dollars by falling all the way out of the draft.

Khalil Mack: 'So. (Bleeping). Ready.' for season to start
Mack, who sat out the entire preseason, is ready to hit someone. He won't have to wait much longer as the Bears host the Green Bay Packers Thursday night at Soldier Field to kick off the NFL's 100th anniversary.

Texans' Bill O'Brien: WR Kenny Stills adds versatility
Stills appeared on the cutting block in Miami after off-field critiques of team owner Stephen Ross and the NFL's partnership with Jay-Z. Dolphins coach Brian Flores also cited the staff's disappointment in Stills' play during camp. The Dolphins appeared to use the Tunsil trade as the chance to jettison a player and contract they had no desire to keep.

Texans' Bill O'Brien: WR Kenny Stills adds versatility
Stills appeared on the cutting block in Miami after off-field critiques of team owner Stephen Ross and the NFL's partnership with Jay-Z. Dolphins coach Brian Flores also cited the staff's disappointment in Stills' play during camp. The Dolphins appeared to use the Tunsil trade as the chance to jettison a player and contract they had no desire to keep.