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The Bengals roster could be in for a big overhaul, so what could we see happen over the offseason.

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Bengals to coach in the 2020 Senior Bowl, which will be a great tool to evaluate players heading into the draft.
But the rosters are far from finalized and, first things first, Burrow has the national championship game staring at him. No matter who’s there, Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin loves the ability to roam backstage at the Senior Bowl, starting with Monday’s arrival on Jan. 20 and the weigh-ins on the morning of Jan. 21 and the first practice on the afternoon of Jan. 21. Not only do the Bengals coaches get a week-long look at players, so does Tobin’s staff of scouts.

Week In Review: Remembering Sam Wyche
Former Bengals player and coach Sam Wyche passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday. For Boomer Esiason, the day Wyche’s life ended the stories continued to live on. From the day of Esiason’s first NFL practice, when Wyche told him he knew he was disappointed he wasn’t a first-round pick. But he, Wyche, the Bengals’ first-year head coach, thought he was not only a first-rounder but that Esiason could be a great quarterback and he was in the absolutely perfect place.

Bengals great Boomer Esiason remembers Sam Wyche and the impact he had on his career.
From the day of Esiason’s first NFL practice, Wyche told him he knew he was disappointed he wasn’t a first-round pick. But Wyche, the Bengals’ first-year head coach, thought he was not only a first-rounder but that Esiason could be a great quarterback and he was in the absolutely perfect place.

Bengals roster analysis: Categorizing 63 players amid a major reset
The question now is who will stay, who will go, who will be put on notice and who will they build around. The process of figuring out free-agent and draft targets can truly begin once you take stock of the current players.

Bengals players who could get moved to create cap space
Cincinnati currently has about $51 million in free cap space before potential moves to create even more space. Said space figures to go toward extensions for guys like A.J. Green and Joe Mixon.

Bengals receive plenty of hype for signing Winston Rose
Rose had just helped his Winnipeg Blue Bombers rise to the Grey Cup championship before leaving the league to ink a two-year deal with the Bengals.

5 Free Agent targets for the Cincinnati Bengals to Pursue in 2020
The Cincinnati Bengals are staring down the barrel of one of the biggest off-seasons in franchise history. With the number one pick locked down and the ability to create a ton of cap space, the team has the ammunition it needs to pull the correct strings.

Around the league

Cowboys expected to hire Mike McCarthy as new coach
The Cowboys are set to hire Mike McCarthy to take the reins in Dallas as their new head coach, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported McCarthy told him "he just signed with the Cowboys. Done deal. He's their new head coach."

Eagles OT Peters won't retire, plans to play in 2020
Following the Philadelphia Eagles' 17-9 playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Peters said he wants to continue his NFL career. The question is whether that will be in Philly or elsewhere.

Mike Zimmer's defense smothered Brees in road win
Zimmer's defense held Brees to 20 points, 227 passing yards and 324 total yards. New Orleans had only allowed four total sacks and one turnover in its last five games combined. The Vikings earned three sacks and two takeaways in Sunday's game.

Kraft hopes Brady either plays for Patriots or retires
With Brady engineering his way to free agency for the first time in his career in 2020, the prospect of TB12 not donning a Patriots jersey sits heavy on the mind of New England owner Robert Kraft.