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Bengals News (2/24): Trade projections

The Bears trading for Andy Dalton has been a popular speculation, but what could Cincinnati be looking to get in the trade.

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Cincinnati Bengals | A Look At The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Invitees And Schedule
Another way to break down the invitees are by conference. This year, the players from the SEC earned the most invites with 94, followed by the Big Ten (57), Pac-12 (47), ACC (37) and Big 12 (29). Non-Power Five schools accounted for the other 73 invites.

2020 NFL franchise tag candidates and predictions - 21 teams that could use it before free agency
Tag speculation started to increase during the 2019 season as it became clear Green wasn't going to play a snap because of ankle issues. Cincinnati could pay about $18.5 million to use the tag, but the Bengals have plenty of cap room. If the Bengals draft QB Joe Burrow, Green would help his transition into the NFL.

Andy Dalton Trade Rumors: Bengals QB Would 'Definitely Get a Job' If Available
With Joe Burrow probably arriving soon to take his starting job, Andy Dalton's days in Cincinnati are likely numbered. The Bengals could keep him in a mentorship role to help the presumptive No. 1 overall draft pick or look to trade him for a pick ahead of April's draft.

Tag deadline change is notable for Bengals, A.J. Green
This could end up playing a role for the Bengals as they seek out a long-term agreement with A.J. Green. Zac Taylor has been very open about wanting Green back and it’s bound to happen one way or another.

Cincinnati Bengals: 4 Andy Dalton to Chicago Bears Trade Scenarios
The Bears have a tricky cap situation, which makes things more difficult. However, they did clear $13.5 million in cap space by cutting two players, giving them more room to absorb Dalton’s $17.7 million cap hit. Of course, Bears ownership and Dalton could always renegotiate his contract once a deal is agreed upon as well, something that has been done in similar situations in the past.

PFF: The Cincinnati Bengals Should Trade for Darius Slay
Over the course of his career, the Georgia native has racked up over 300 tackles, 104 passes defended, and 19 interceptions. To go along with that impressive stat line, he’s earned three Pro Bowl appearances and found himself on the NFL top-100 players list each of the past two years. Simply put, Slay is a very good player.

Bengals 2020 offseason player profile/projection: Sam Hubbard
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 have taken look at offensive players and specialists under contract first then followed by offensive players who will be free agents and now defensive players under contract:

Lou Anarumo on what he’s looking for in draft for his hybrid scheme
Part of it simply comes down to the woeful performance put forth for most of last season. But most of it boils down to a continued reshaping of the unit around coordinator Lou Anarumo’s hybrid approach.

Bengals: John Ross echoes Zac Taylor in emulating 49ers’ turnaround
“It’s become the norm for the media to attack a team that doesn’t do that well,” Ross said, Geoff Hobson of “It’s not OK, but it comes with the territory. Once we start doing better, we’ll flip the script just like the San Francisco 49ers. Two years ago they won four games. Now they go play in a Super Bowl. That can be very much anyone’s story. Just how hard you work in the offseason and how well the team comes together. We’ll see where the next couple of months ago.”

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2020 NFL Scouting Combine: Biggest questions for top five QBs
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon's Justin Herbert also are on track to go early, provided Tagovailoa's surgically repaired hip checks out. And the names of two other QBs -- Utah State's Jordan Love and Washington's Jacob Eason -- come up in every conversation about others who have the ability to rise through the pre-draft process and eventually land in Round 1. (The consensus on other big names, such as Georgia's Jake Fromm and Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts, is they enter the thrust of the pre-draft process a notch below as potential Day 2 picks.)

Seahawks hire ex-Browns execs Eliot Wolf, Highsmith
Seattle is hiring former Browns executives Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith as consultants during the draft process this spring, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. The pair spent the past two seasons in Cleveland, with Wolf serving as the team's assistant general manager and Highsmith the vice president of player personnel.

Brees poised to become NFL's 20th 20-year player
At 41 years young, Brees is currently the all-time leader in passing yards (77,416) and passing touchdowns (547). Though Tom Brady's second-place yardage total is a distant second at 74,571, Brady's second-place touchdown total stands currently at 541. Thus, there could be some jockeying throughout the 2020 season between the all-time greats and drinkers of the fountain of youth. Brady, of course, has also eclipsed 20 seasons in the league.

Ben Roethlisberger cleared to begin throwing football
"It was a good report," Roethlisberger said, per Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I got to bypass the tennis ball throwing for a month and go right to the football. Still going to be about 2.5-3 months until I get total clearance from doc but we are doing good!"