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Bengals News (12/2): Stuck in draft position

The Bengals may not be able to reasonably get any higher in the draft order even if they continue to struggle through this season.

NFL: FEB 27 Scouting Combine Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Bengals Special Teams And Huber Seek Finishing Kick
In the next last game of this season in Houston, Huber, who once quarterbacked a bit for McNicholas High School, gets in front of franchise icon Tim Krumrie with 189. For Huber, whose supersonic leg caught the radar eye of Darrin Simmons at the University of Cincinnati, which leaves the trinity of Ken Anderson (192), Reggie Williams (206) and Ken Riley (207).

Game Preview: Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins, Dec. 6, 2020
"It's frustrating," said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor of his team's two-point defeat. "You're sick to your stomach, and it sucks. It's not fun to lose. But we know that this tide is going to turn for us and we're going to back look back on this (someday). This is a necessary part of our growth, but we need to get some wins to show for all the work we've put in."

How Attractive is the Cincinnati Bengals' Head Coaching Job and a Midweek Mailbag
Jake Liscow and I discuss the perception of the Bengals across the league and how their head coaching position would stack up against other teams that have already moved on their head coach, plus we answer your questions in our midweek mailbag!

Zac Taylor explains why Bengals didn’t run in game without Joe Burrow
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and offensive coordinator Brian Callahan dialed up 29 passing attempts for backup Brandon Allen, while the offense as a whole attempted just 15 rushes.

Cincinnati Bengals Higher Than Expected in Latest Power Rankings
"Often times this thing has come down to one play and we gotta find that way to make that one play at the end of the game. We just haven’t done it yet," Taylor said on Monday. "We keep doing everything that we believe in and keep making progress. I know there’s a day where we’re gonna bust down this wall and there’s gonna be some great times ahead. I know that. Right now it’s very difficult sometimes when you deal with these losses, but I also know what our future holds for us. We gotta keep working towards that.”

Updated NFL Draft Order: The Cincinnati Bengals May Have Hit Their Ceiling
Those questions have yet to be answered, but one thing is clear: the Bengals are in prime position to finish with a top-five draft selection for the second-straight season.

Around the league

Three things to watch for in Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers
It's hardly your average game setting, but it's not historically foreign to the Pittsburgh franchise. In 1933, the Steelers franchise, which was then known as the Pirates, had four Wednesday games and went 2-2. This will actually be the 11th Wednesday game for the Steelers franchise, which trails only Detroit (13 games), per NFL Research.

Tyrod Taylor declined to file grievance against Chargers, doctor following punctured lung mishap
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Taylor has declined to file a grievance against the team and its doctor after a pain-killing shot mishap led to a punctured lung, per sources informed of the situation.

What NFL teams with GM vacancies must prioritize this offseason
It's important for new GMs to establish a criteria going into their interviews with head-coaching candidates so they can find the right person for the job. I've constructed my own criteria to use when hiring a new head coach based on what I learned from Pro Football Hall of Famers Dan Rooney and Joe Gibbs.

49ers TE George Kittle planning to return 'sooner than later' from broken foot
"The good news is it's apparently the easiest bone to heal in your foot, and it's definitely doing a good job of that. Thankfully, I have great trainers and great [physical therapy] guys. They're the ones that are getting me back and healthy. And I think we're doing a fantastic job of that so far."