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Bengals News (2/13): All about culture

Zac Taylor says he is committed to creating a winning culture going forward.

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Colt Anderson's long-time experience as a special teams contributor helps the Bengals.
In that regular season the Colts blanked the decimated Bengals, 27-0, in a game featuring Kevin Huber's franchise-tying 11 punts. It was Huber's seminal moment in his Pro Bowl season, allowing the Colts only two returns for 13 yards with an average of 50.7 yards, a 47.7-yard net and three inside the 20.

Ohio medical board committee says Browns, Bengals fandom not enough for medical marijuana
In December, Cincinnati resident Vincent Morano being a "Browns/Bengals fan" was among the multiple petitions filed, according to documents released by the state's medical board. The fandom was rejected among others that lacked the required support to continue with the process. In three of the past four years, one of those two franchises has been the worst in the NFL.

Zac Taylor: Bengals “focused on building a winning culture”
Mostly, it was rah-rah stuff designed to make the regular customers feel good about their investment, but given the recent comments from the projected No. 1 overall pick, it’s easy to cast them as a sales pitch to one guy in particular as well.

Outside of Bengals, Patriots Have Best Odds to Land A.J. Green in Free Agency
One thing the New England Patriots need to do this offseason, regardless of whether or not Tom Brady stays in New England, is acquire offensive weapons. The Patriots' offense struggled mightily during the 2019 season in large part because Brady continually held onto the ball in passing situations due to none of his pass-catchers being open downfield. The team tried to fix that issue in-season by signing Antonio Brown and trading for Mohamed Sanu, but in the end, that didn't help.

Bengals to work with Andy Dalton on a trade 'when the time is right' this offseason, per report
The Cincinnati Bengals are prepared to move the franchise in a new direction during the 2020 season that will most likely be spearheaded by the end of the Andy Dalton era. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bengals are going to work with Dalton to facilitate a trade "when the time is right." The Bengals think highly of Dalton and are willing to help him choose his next destination. It's a foregone conclusion that Dalton will be suiting up for a new franchise in 2020.

Bengals 2020 offseason player profile/projection: Billy Price
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:

Report: Bengals willing to work with Andy Dalton on trade
When Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin discussed the team's plans for quarterback Andy Dalton last month, he said the team would not do anything that Dalton is "uncomfortable with" and that they will be in "constant communication" this offseason. The backdrop for

Cincinnati Bengals 2020 draft profile: Amik Robertson
Amik Robertson is someone that has flown under the radar up until recently, shooting up draft boards in previous weeks. Following the college football season, Robertson was a projected 7th round pick, but after more thorough scouting, some mocks have him going in the second or third rounds.

Around the league

Lions GM on QB Stafford trade report: '100% False!!'
Speculation surrounding Matthew Stafford's future in Detroit has percolated since the offseason began. Sitting with the No. 3 overall pick, some supposed thinkers have suggested it could be time for the Lions to move on from their starting quarterback.

Bidwill open to Cardinals appearing on 'Hard Knocks'
With energetic Offensive Rookie of the Year Kyler Murray, dreamy coach Kliff Kingsbury and his entertaining offense, legendary receiver Larry Fitzgerald, perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate Chandler Jones and others, the Cards would boast a good array of interesting storylines heading into the 2020 campaign.

Lamarr Houston retiring after eight seasons in NFL
Houston spent his first four seasons in Oakland, where he played in 64 games, logged 16.5 sacks and was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team in 2010. After his rookie contract expired in 2014, Houston signed a lucrative five-year deal with the Bears. The edge rusher, however, failed to live up to the contract and spent more time off the field dealing with injuries than on the field.

Devonta Freeman's future with Falcons in doubt
Financial impact is the main reason for such a move, as Freeman is now through the three seasons with the highest dead cap numbers. That figure drops from $12.75 million to $6 million in 2020, making that type of release and resulting financial burden easier to bear. Conversely, Freeman's cap hit (if he's kept on the team) rises from $6.75 million to $9.5 million in 2020. This contract was designed for such a parting of ways when it was signed in 2017.