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Bengals News (1/24): Best laid plans

The writing is on the walls, but the Bengals haven’t made any decisions yet regarding the first overall pick.

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How Zac Taylor, Bengals are prepping for NFL draft - Sports Illustrated
Do Taylor and the Bengals know who they’re going to take with the No. 1 draft pick? Not quite yet, but the team has a very good head start in figuring out who that pick will be. Also, storylines to watch ahead of the Super Bowl, players to watch in Mobile and the one thing no one is talking about.

Bengals DC Lou Anarumo on No. 1 pick: A good QB can help the defense – ProFootballTalk
The Bengals weren't particularly good on either side of the ball during the 2019 season, which explains why they own the first overall pick in April's draft.

Bengals OC says Justin Herbert's leadership is 'fantastic'
One of the top quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft is making a positive impression on one of the Bengals' top assistants.

Campbell’s Chunky And Bengals Partnership Tackles Local Hunger With Donation of 52,800 Servings of Soup to Cincinnati Foodbank
As part of the hunger relief program, Campbell donated 30 cans of soup for every Bengals defensive tackle during the 2019 regular season. The Bengals finished 2019 with 1076 tackles on defense, and maxed out the donation with two weeks remaining in their season. This year's donation topped last season's (25,000) by 1400 cans.

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