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Bengals News (1/2): Looking towards Cincinnati’s pick

What to consider as the Bengals have the first overall selection in next years draft.

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Bengals CB William Jackson III to undergo surgery on right shoulder
The Bengals drafted Jackson in the first round (pick No. 24) of the 2016 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 196-pound cornerback has 103 tackles, 30 pass deflections and two interceptions in his career.

On The Clock: Bengals To Pick No. 1 In 2020 NFL Draft
This will be the fourth time in franchise history that the Bengals will have picked first overall. Cincinnati took Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first in 1994, followed the next year by Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter. The last time the Bengals had the top selection, they selected USC QB Carson Palmer in 2003.

Patriots video incident: The NFL's next step following its investigation
According to a new report by Washington Post writer Mark Maske, the controversy involving a Patriots.com videographer and his unauthorized videotaping of the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline doesn’t appear to implicate any Patriots coaches or anyone in Patriots football operations. The league’s investigation is nearly complete, too.

NFL probe has not implicated Bill Belichick, football staff in Patriots’ sideline video of Bengals
The NFL has found no evidence linking Coach Bill Belichick or anyone else on the New England Patriots’ football staff to the video shot on behalf of the team showing footage of the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last month in Cleveland, according to people familiar with the matter.

NFL mock draft 2020: Dolphins, Panthers get Bengals' QB leftovers; Cowboys, Raiders find new stars; Redskins, Lions go defense | Sporting News
With the 2020 NFL Draft order being settled and with bowl games in full swing, it's becoming a little easier to project what teams are positioned to take the best prospects on the board, before we dive into the four-month process of evaluation ahead of the first round April 23. There have been plenty of showcase games for the top available talent, highlighted by the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Around the league

J.J. Watt: Texans have a 'good plan' for my return - NFL.com
"I think that we'll have to kind of measure to see where he is and how he's doing, because he hasn't played in eight games," Crennel said. "Even though he's been working with the strength and conditioning people, the football condition when you're playing a big game, your adrenaline gets picked up and you get winded a little bit faster. We'll have to measure that to see how that goes, and then I think that will impact how much he plays. But I don't think that we want to expose him too much if he's not able to go at a good level."

Titans' Derrick Henry: Running the ball key in playoffs
Henry generated a ridiculous 896 rush yards and 10 rush TD over his last six games played (since Week 10). How crazy has that run been? He would rank 18th in rush yards and tied for 6th in rush TDs if those were the only games he played this season.

Mike Zimmer: Vikings want new memories vs. Saints
Stephon Diggs' incredible game-ending touchdown catch against the Saints in the 2017 playoffs is one of the most memorable plays of the decade. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, however, would like to move forward and make new memories.

Wentz ready to take his first NFL postseason snaps
"Grateful for my health, grateful to be out here with the guys in these big meaningful games. Grateful to be playing into January," Wentz said, via the team's official website. "The last few weeks have been backs-against-the-wall (games) for us. Guys have responded and stepped up and kept making play after play after play. Just kept believing. And here we are playing into January. Hopefully, we can do something special."