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Bengals News (10/14): More protection

One offensive lineman that the Bengals should take a flyer on in order to protect Joe Burrow.

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The Bengals signing of defensive tackle Xavier Williams took a full week due to the pandemic
In what can only happen in a pandemic, Williams arrived here a week ago Monday and tried out the next day, but couldn't take a physical, sign his contract and then get his playbook until he could be allowed into Paul Brown Stadium this Monday.

Bengals And Colts Clash In Week 6 Matchup
Cincinnati's offense, which two weeks ago racked up 500 total yards against Jacksonville, struggled to find its footing against the Ravens. Bengals QB Joe Burrow, who a week earlier became the first rookie QB ever to pass for 300 yards in three straight games, was held to 183 passing yards and no TDs.

Analyzing A.J. Green’s trade market and value for Cincinnati Bengals
Green is a natural point of trade speculation merely because he’s playing on a one-year deal for a bad team that might want to offload talent while thinking about the future (we know that’s not the Bengals’ way with guys like Green, but the national eye doesn’t care).

It Should Be Josh Kline-Time in Cincinnati
Burrow was taken down seven times in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. Some of those sacks were his fault, but the Bengals can't blame him for the protection issues they've had this season. They haven't been able to protect the No. 1 pick and the future of the franchise.

Podcast: Protecting Joe Burrow, A.J. Green and Evaluating the Bengals' Coaching Staff
CINCINNATI — Jake Liscow, Joe Goodberry and I discuss the Bengals' inability to protect Joe Burrow, A.J. Green's situation, plus we evaluate the coaching staff and talk about what needs to change moving forward.

Around the league

NFL Power Rankings, Week 6: Packers claim No. 1; Browns crack top 10
The Cleveland Browns have cracked the top 10 of the NFL Power Rankings. I repeat: The Cleveland Browns are in the top 10 of the NFL Power Rankings. According to my research (I didn't actually do any research), this is the first Browns team to achieve that feat since 1947.

Derrick Henry on stiff-arming Josh Norman: 'I have been doing too many curls'
With a shade over six minutes left in the second quarter, Henry took a handoff and rumbled toward the left edge. Admirably, the 32-year-old corner darted in to make a play. Sadly for Norman, he unwittingly went high and was no match for the 247-pound Iron Man.

Jets release star RB Le'Veon Bell five games into 2020 season
"The Jets organization appreciates Le'Veon's efforts during his time here and we know he worked hard to make significant contributions to this team," Douglas said in the statement. "We believe this decision is in the best interests of both parties and wish him future success."

Johnathan Abram: Raiders 'chasing perfection,' not Chiefs in AFC West
"No. We're not chasing anybody," Abram retorted, via ESPN. "We're chasing perfection, honestly. That's the only thing we're chasing. If we continue to do that, we'll end up where we want to be at the end of the season. That's holding up the Lombardi Trophy."