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Bengals News (2/17): Tyrann Mathieu speaks in favor of Joe Burrow

Honey Badger doesn’t care. He thinks Joe Burrow won’t refuse to play in Cincinnati.

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In the latest Bengals Booth Podcast, a conversation with the Bengals director of college scouting Mike Potts
It's the "Something To Talk About" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast. Broadcaster Dan Hoard discusses the "hot takes" regarding Joe Burrow and the Bengals. Plus and interview with the Bengals director of college scouting Mike Potts. Topics include what the Bengals scouts value in the combine interviews, pro days and how they rank prospects.

Tyrann Mathieu Says Joe Burrow Won't Spurn Bengals In 2020 NFL Draft
"Me just knowing him for the last couple years," the Honey Badger tells TMZ Sports, "He's super competitive ... he knows he can be the guy."

Bengals’ site expects ‘all-out’ effort on A.J. Green, Joe Mixon deals
Green heads to the open market in March when free agency opens, while Mixon now enters potential holdout territory as he gets ready to seek an extension.

Mock NFL Draft 2020
All eyes are on the Cincinnati Bengals to start, as they hold the No. 1 overall pick following a 2-14 finish in coach Zac Taylor’s first season. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young seem to be locks as the first two players taken off the board, but here’s a look at how the full first round could play out.

Should Bengals follow Redskins’ lead and make big cuts?
And cutting some noteworthy names is always a way to go. Just ask the Washington Redskins. Another rebuilding team, the Redskins just cut big names like Paul Richardson and Josh Norman in an effort to free up some space.

Around the league

Melvin Gordon thinks Philip Rivers will sign with Colts
Gordon, who is also set to become a free agent, used logical dot-connecting to come to his conclusion, noting that Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni previously worked as a Chargers assistant for five years. The relationship between Rivers and Sirianni would make a transition easier for a player who was with the same franchise the past 16 seasons.

Panthers TE Ian Thomas ready to replace Greg Olsen
"I think my first couple years were solid. I'm not really a person that likes to look into the future. But I'll do my best to make sure I'm preparing for the next upcoming season as much as I can," Thomas told Joseph Person of The Athletic. "Hopefully, that's a good thing and that's a great season ahead of me. But I like to live in the now."

Leonard Williams seeks help from Richard Seymour
Leonard Williams entered the NFL viewed as the safest early selection in the 2015 draft. While he's been solid through five seasons with the New York Jets and then Giants, he never had a breakout, dominant performance.

Minshew passes Thunderbirds test with flying colors
"We were pretty excited that Gardner took us up on our offer," DiFalco told the Florida Times-Union. "He did fantastic, he did really well. You could tell he was very motivated. Most of our maneuvers require high G-force pulls, and he did a great job. I was very impressed.

Houston edges St. Louis; Dallas tops Los Angeles
A product of Temple University who spent time on the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad, Walker threw for 170 yards and three touchdowns (20 for 31), but his play-making ability shined in ways that couldn't make a box score. There were several moments where Walker eluded the Battlehawks' pass rush to extend plays, and he also dazzled with a strong arm that sometimes went sideways in order to evade an oncoming defender. Walker also had 27 yards rushing and scored on a one-point conversion.