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Bengals News (1/27): How to move on up

What moves the Bengals should make this offseason.

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LSU QB Joe Burrows' Family Reportedly 'Annoyed' Over Speculation He'll 'Pull an Eli Manning' to Avoid Bengals
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is finished with his college career and now preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine and the 2020 NFL Draft. The belief is that he will be the first overall pick while landing with the Cincinnati Bengals, but some critics think that he will "Eli Manning" the situation and force a trade out of Ohio. Burrow's family have seen these comments, and they are reportedly annoyed.

Quick Hits: The South's Offensive Line shined at the 2020 Senior Bowl
Their South team began the week with 11 offensive linemen. There were just five standing at the end of the game and Bengals head coach Zac Taylor getting tight ends ready just in case while Oregon tackle Calvin Throckmorton was getting pulled out of a sideline interview to finish the game.

Cincinnati Bengals: 3 Andy Dalton-New England Patriots Trade Scenarios
The Cincinnati Bengals rarely make trades. That much is clear from their inactivity during the trade deadline last year. Duke Tobin’s comments on the franchise’s philosophy in relation to trades make it seem unlikely the team will suddenly change their ways and start getting aggressive in that aspect.

The Cincinnati Bengals coached the Senior Bowl MVP as Oregon's Justin Herbert dazzled with a touchdown drive on the first series
MOBILE, Ala. - The Bengals didn't coach the winning team in Saturday's Senior Bowl, but they did call the shots for the game MVP when Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert led the South to a touchdown on the first drive of the North's 34-17 victory at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Dehner Jr.: 7 moves Bengals should make and the likelihood they follow through
The Senior Bowl kicked off the first step of a critical offseason in the reboot of the Bengals under Zac Taylor. Last season was all about the implementation of a new coaching staff, the establishment of a culture and laying the groundwork for the next generation of Bengals football.

NFL mock draft: Bengals 7-round mock after 2020 Senior Bowl
With the Senior Bowl officially in the books, the draft eyes now turn their focus to Indianapolis and the Scouting Combine. It’s also a good time for a fresh mock draft for the Cincinnati Bengals after they’ve had the chance to work with about 60 prospects throughout the week in Mobile.

Bengals 2020 offseason player profile/projection: Rodney Anderson
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - This offseason will be an important one for the Bengals as they try to rebuild the roster following a 2-14 finish in 2019, which marked their fourth straight losing season. With the free agency signing period set to begin on March 18, is going to take a daily look at a player on the roster leading up to that date and where they stand contractually heading into the 2020 season and where they may fit on the 2020 roster. We will look at players under contract first followed by players who will be free agents:

Cincinnati Bengals: Did Herbert move the needle at the Senior Bowl?
For anyone who believes that Burrow to the Bengals might not yet be decided, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert provided a showing that earned him Senior Bowl MVP. His line, while hardly gaudy, has him finish 9 of 12, for 83 yards and one touchdown. His North counterpart, Shea Patterson was statistically better, finishing 6 of 10, for 131 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

Around the league

NFL community honors late NBA legend Kobe Bryant
NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday, the NBA confirmed. Bryant was 41, and his daughter was 13.

Travis Kelce, George Kittle put TEs in SB spotlight
However, for the Chiefs and 49ers, who oppose each other in Super Bowl LIV, there will be no absence of a premier tight end as Kansas City's Travis Kelce and San Francisco's George Kittle check in as the best in the game today -- with their individual accolades putting them among the greats of all-time.

What we learned from the 2020 Pro Bowl
The football community and the sports world entire was shaken Sunday by the news of Kobe Bryant's passing. News of the NBA legend's death trickled out right as the Pro Bowl got underway in Orlando, leaving players on the field and fans in the stands to learn about the news in real time on live television. In an interview with ESPN during the second quarter, Drew Brees lauded Bryant as "one of the great competitors of any generation." Mark Ingram was checking his phone and asking NFL Network's Jane Slater about updates on the developing story. Following a third-quarter sack, Za'Darius Smith led the NFC defense in a fadeaway celebration in honor of the shooting guard. Davante Adams punctuated a touchdown reception by dunking the ball over the goal posts. Late in the second quarter, a moment of silence was held for Bryant. Camping World Stadium, filled with football fans, soon erupted into a "Ko-be" chant. On a day when the best in the NFL were celebrated for their play, Bryant and those who died in Sunday's helicopter crash were not far from anyone's mind, on or off the field.

Mahomes vying to be 2nd-youngest QB to win SB
"His mobility is unique. His arm strength is ridiculous. He's very, very accurate," complimented the man tasked with stopping Mahomes in the Super Bowl, Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, on Thursday via team transcripts. "But, what I don't think people give him enough credit for is that he actually plays quarterback. There's a lot of people, there's a lot of quarterbacks in this league that will say no to number one and then it just becomes street ball. He gets rid of the ball on time. He puts it where it needs to be. He hits a lot of throws in rhythm. And when he needs to take his shot, he knows how to buy time in the pocket and do it. So, he's a superstar in every way you can possibly imagine and he's going to be tough to deal with."