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Bengals News (9/5): Returning to Washington

John Ross and Drew Sample make a return to Washington where they played their college ball.

NFL: AUG 15 Preseason - Bengals at Redskins Photo by Lee Coleman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Taylor Puts It On The Line
“Because there was a war,” Turner recalls the other day as he and the Bengals new coaching staff prepares merely for Seattle’s 12th Man in Sunday’s opener (4:05 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) set for the CenturyLink Field sound machine.

Taylor, Dalton Quotes Prior To Week One
“It’s Seattle week. We’re all very excited. It’s finally here. We named our captains today. On special teams, it’s Clayton Fejedelem. On defense, it’s Geno Atkins and Shawn Williams. And on offense, it’s Andy Dalton, Gio Bernard, and A.J. Green when he gets back and healthy. I’m excited about that group. It’s a good group of leaders — guys that exhibit all the things that we’re looking for in a Bengals player. The team voted on that and came to those (decisions). We had a lot of good candidates, and those are the guys they settled on.”

Slants And Screens: Glenn Surfaces; Another Vote Of Confidence For Gio; Mixon Believes He's One of Best RBs; Carroll On Zac's Debut
Left tackle Cordy Glenn emerged from the locker room to appear on the rehab field early in Wednesday’s practice, but where that leaves him for Sunday’s opener (4:05 P.M.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) in Seattle is anyone’s guess. Before practice head coach Zac Taylor said Glenn was still in concussion protocol and he’s day-to-day.

Quick Hits: Ross, Sample Excited about Return to Washington
When Bengals tight end Drew Sample played at the University of Washington, family and friends would always reach out to him for tickets. As Sample gets ready to make his NFL debut near his hometown of Bellevue, a Seattle suburb, only a few friends and family members have reached out.

Cincinnati Bengals 2019 NFL outlook: Schedule, players to watch & more
A.J. Green is not expected to be ready for Week 1, leaving undrafted rookie Damion Willis to step into his place. Andy Dalton is also coming back after a season-ending injury in 2018. The expectations for him will be very high in a pivotal season for him career-wise.

NFL picks 2019, Week 1: Who experts are taking in Bengals vs. Seahawks
Call it understandable, at least. The Bengals are massive underdogs in the odds department too. They’re on the road against a team that has won 10 openers in a row at home, down A.J. Green, maybe down a starting left tackle, have a first-year head coach and have to contain Russell Wilson under center and combat a strong defense.

Jets Sign WR Josh Malone To Practice Squad
The New York Jets have signed former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone to the practice squad. The signing brings the Jets practice squad to the maximum eleven players, including the special International Pathways slot for Valentine Holmes.

Around the league

NFL Kickoff: What to watch for in Packers-Bears opener
The two NFC stalwarts opened last season on Sunday Night Football, when Green Bay came back to defeat Chicago at Lambeau Field in a 24-23 instant classic. This year, the Packers will take on the Bears at Soldier Field on Thursday night to kick-start their campaigns. Green Bay enters with a 97-95-6 advantage in their all-time series.

Le'Veon Bell ready for Jets debut: 'Don't hold back'
The New York Jets running back did not play in a single one of Gang Green's preseason contests but will start this weekend against the Buffalo Bills. For those who are worried Bell will suffer from too much rest, the running back is eager to shake off whatever rust remains early and often.

Kyler Murray: 'You either are or you aren't' accurate
We haven't seen a quarterback of Murray's stature taken that high before, not to mention the Arizona Cardinals hiring a former college coach with a losing record and jettisoning their first-round QB from the previous draft, so it makes sense to question the selection.

Mayfield: Browns WRs 'should be licking their chops'
The Cleveland Browns, with all their weapons in the passing game, expect to see a lot of man coverage from the Tennessee Titans in their season opener. Odell Beckham is back from a hip injury. Jarvis Landry is still there. Tight end David Njoku and wide receiver Rashard Higgins shouldn't be overlooked. And with Antonio Callaway serving a suspension, they figure to get even more targets.