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Bengals News (1/15): Hope for Ken Anderson and Ken Riley to get to Canton still exists

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There are Hall of Fame voters who still show support for the Bengals legends.

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The absence of Ken Anderson and Ken Riley from the Pro Football Hall of Fame stuns some voters and they still have support on future ballots.
On Wednesday morning the Pro Football Hall of Fame announces its list of 15 senior inductees (ten players, two coaches, three contributors) and Bengaldom already knows its two favorite sons won't be anointed by the shrine just down the road in Canton, Ohio that has proven to be light years away for Bengals of any era.

Carlos Dunlap Up For Microsoft Surface "Anything But Ordinary" Player of the Year Award At NFL Honors
On Saturday, Feb. 1, Microsoft Surface will present the first-ever "Anything But Ordinary" Player of the Year award at NFL HONORS, the League's annual award show, to celebrate unique NFL player achievements and passions off the field. While innovation has fueled players' physical performance and record-breaking statistics on gamedays, this award will honor players pushing the envelope through entrepreneurship, technology, and literary or creative arts in their day-to-day lives.

'You deserve it all' - NFL stars and others react to Joe Burrow's championship farewell
The LSU senior quarterback capped one of the best seasons in the sport's history with another stellar performance in the Tigers' 42-25 victory over Clemson in the College Football Playoff's title game.

Bengals Cannot Pass on Joe Burrow, but Rookie Expectations Need to Be Lowered
After watching LSU quarterback (and southern Ohio native) Joe Burrow account for all six of the Tigers touchdowns in a 42-25 win over Clemson in the national championship game (setting a new FBS record for touchdown passes and touchdowns accounted for in a season in the process), there's approximately zero chance that the Cincinnati Bengals will pass on Burrow with the first pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

Joe Burrow fears Cincinnati reaction to him hating Skyline Chili
Count Heisman Trophy winner, LSU star quarterback and national champion Joe Burrow - the former Athens High School standout many expect the Cincinnati Bengals to select with the top overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft - among celebrities and sports figures who don't care for it.

Former Bengals star Chad Johnson will apparently be trying out for XFL, but not at receiver
The former Bengals receiver has apparently accepted a tryout offer from the XFL, and here's the twist: Instead of trying out as a wide receiver, the 42-year-old formerly known as Ochocinco is going to try and earn a spot in the new league as a kicker.

Joe Burrow compared to Bengals quarterback by FS1's Nick Wright
After winning the Heisman trophy, leading the LSU Tigers to undefeated and national championship season and throwing a record 60 touchdown passes, most NFL draft experts expect Burrow to be selected No. 1 overall in April.

What would a team have to trade for the No. 1 pick to draft Joe Burrow?
Joe Burrow capped off a truly special season at LSU with a victory over Clemson in the College Football National Championship Game. Following his final game in college, it is assumed that Burrow will be selected with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Former Bengals offensive coordinator reportedly being hired for same role with Bears
Lazor didn't coach anywhere in 2019 after coaching with the Bengals from 2016-18. He served as quarterbacks coach in 2016 and then was promoted to offensive coordinator after two games of the 2017 season when Ken Zampese was fired.

Around the league

Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson. The 15 inductees will be joined by five modern-day selections announced the day before the Super Bowl during NFL Honors on Feb. 1.

Jags president: We've done a crappy job of winning
Perhaps winning won't cure everything, but it'd go a long way to get eyeballs on the Jags, locally and nationally. Owner Shad Khan's statements this year have focused heavily on generating support from fans.

Bill O'Brien on Texans' trades: Those moves did pay off
O'Brien swapped spare parts for running back Carlos Hyde -- perhaps his best move -- and watched the RB become his lead back, galloping across the 1,000-yard barrier.

Agent expects Tua Tagovailoa to be healthy by draft
The planned 40-minute session, making 60-80 throws for scouts, would go a long way to alleviating some of the questions about his progress from the hip injury that cut his final season at Alabama short.

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly retiring after eight seasons
"It's never the right time to step away, but now is the right time for me. It's a tough decision. I've thought about it a lot. I think now is the right chance for me to move on," Kuechly said. "It makes me sad because I love playing this game, I've played it since I was a kid. It's my favorite thing in the world to do. The memories I have from this place and this organization and playing on the field with these guys, they'll never go away.