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Bengals News (1/10): Second in command

For the first time since 2017, the Bengals will have an assistant head coach on staff in Darrin Simmons.

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Quick Hits: Simmons Gets Title; Jeff Blake Teams With Marv; Burrow's Alluring Intangibles
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor has made Darrin Simmons as his assistant head coach, Marvin Lewis will coach against Hue Jackson in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, and Joe Burrow has been on the Bengals' radar for over a year now.

Talent-rich divisional hosts have free agents the Bengals could target – The Athletic
This weekend's games will showcase upcoming free agents who could be good fits and some who will be too pricey for the Bengals.

7 younger Bengals who deserve bigger roles in 2020
These young Bengals deserve to be a part of the future.

Dre Kirkpatrick expects to be back with improved Bengals in 2020 -
The former Gadsden City High School and Alabama standout was limited to six games in 2019 by a knee injury.

Around the League

Joe Judge: I'm about an old-school, physical mentality -
The New York Giants introduced Joe Judge as their new head coach. During his press conference he talked about instilling a new culture in the locker room.

Josh McDaniels wanted Browns job in 2019, likely to propose 'realignment' of team leadership, per report -
The Patriots offensive coordinator could be eyeing a complete makeover in Cleveland.

Roundup: 49ers to activate Kwon Alexander on Friday -
The San Francisco 49ers plan to activate linebacker Kwon Alexander off injured reserve ahead of Friday's deadline. Plus, other news around the NFL.

Vikings' Adam Thielen questionable with ankle stitches
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game after getting stitches on his ankle.

6-Pack Thursday: What's Next For Tom Brady, Drew Brees & Wildcard Weekend Losers? | The Draft Network
The Draft Network's Joe Marino tackles the most pressing topics in the NFL as the playoffs entering the Divisional round.