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Who were the best Bengals of the past decade?

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Geoff Hobson and Michael LaPlaca select the Cincinnati Bengals All-Decade Team for the 2010s
With a timeout at the two-minute warning before free agency and the draft, it is a good time to debate the Bengals' all-time team of the 2010s. The Bengals.com team of Michael LaPlaca, digital media specialist, and Geoff Hobson, senior writer, make the case for their All-Decade picks.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Dan Hoard chats with NFL Films producer Greg Cosell about the 2020 NFL Draft
It's the "Set On You You" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as broadcaster Dan Hoard sits with NFL Films producer Greg Cosell to discuss the 2020 NFL Draft. Also, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan answers nine questions about LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.

NFL franchise tag tracker - Who's getting paid for 2020, what's next
Green didn't play a single snap in 2019 after he tore multiple ankle ligaments during the first practice of the preseason. It added to an injury history that has increased over the years. He has missed 23 of the past 24 games. The two sides were unable to agree on a long-term deal before the tag was placed.

NFL Draft 2020: Bengals legend Anthony Munoz does not think that Cincinnati would be a bad spot for Joe Burrow
Anthony Munoz was in his second season when the Bengals advanced to their first Super Bowl. Cincinnati's quarterback at the time was Kenny Anderson, a one-time league MVP who led the NFL in passing on two separate occasions. Seven years later, Munoz and the Bengals returned to the Big Game, led by quarterback Boomer Esiason, the league's MVP that season.

Cincinnati Bengals 7 Round 2017 Re-Draft Three Years Later
As of recently, the news cycle surrounding the Cincinnati Bengals has been mainly focused on the future, and rightfully so. After a string of disappointing seasons, fans seem ready to look towards brighter days that include the hopes of Joe Burrow, a few more notches in the win column, and meaningful football for the Queen City late in the season.

Bengals news: NFL insider predicts where Andy Dalton will be traded
The Cincinnati Bengals are presumed to be selecting Joe Burrow with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. As a result, Andy Dalton has had his name mentioned in trade rumors. In response to that, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports highlighted where Dalton could be traded this offseason.

Cincinnati Bengals free-agent target profile: Joe Schobert
The Cincinnati Bengals figure to hit linebacker at least once in free agency, perhaps even reaching for a starter-level player to pair with Germaine Pratt.

Cincinnati Bengals draft profile: Noah Igbinoghene
Igbinoghene’s stats don’t jump out at you when you look at them, but his film is very impressive. He racked up 92 total tackles in his career at Auburn, 42 of which were last year, his junior season. Getting an athletic corner like Igbinoghene would be a huge addition to the Bengals secondary. The 21 year old corner ran a 4.48 40 time at the NFL combine (same time as Jeff Okudah). The best comparison combine wise on the Bengals would be Darqueze Dennard. Although their play styles are different, they are the same size and Dennard ran a 4.51 at his combine. After watching film, here are the strengths and weaknesses of Igbinoghene:

Around the league

The best and worst recent NFL free-agent signings for all 32 teams - Picking deals since 2015
With 2020 NFL free agency getting under way next week, many teams will be looking for the veteran impact players to put their franchise over the top, or to contribute to culture change. But it doesn't always work like that. While many free agents have a positive impact upon signing with their new teams, a lot of others bring their new employers regret.

Ravens' Marshal Yanda to retire after 13 seasons
One of the best offensive linemen in NFL history, the 35-year-old contemplated retirement last season before returning for one more run. He helped spearhead the most dynamic ground-attack in football, plowing holes for the run game and quarterback Lamar Jackson.

GM Thomas Dimitroff: Falcons are not in 'cap hell'
"We look at where we are spending our money and we try to decide how we are going to adjust. Sometimes, it takes more creativity in a year where you sign a lot of players to high contracts coming into a year verses another year when things are a little less active and it becomes a little easier to navigate."

Raiders release LB Tahir Whitehead, save $6.25M
The 29-year-old Whitehead spent his last two seasons with the Raiders, recording 234 tackles, six passes defended, one interception and one forced fumble in 32 games. His Pro Football Focus grade (55.2) places him just behind standout linebackers Anthony Barr (55.6), Tremaine Edmunds (58.5) and Leighton Vander Esch (58.6), providing quantitative proof Whitehead could offer some value to a team in need.

NFLPA nominates four players for union president role
With sitting NFLPA president Eric Winston set to cycle out of his leadership role, the union must select a successor. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday players will vote for one of four nominees: Chargers tackle Russell Okung (set to be traded to Carolina upon the start of the new league year), Giants safety (and soon-to-be free agent) Michael Thomas, Buccaneers linebacker (and soon-to-be free agent) Sam Acho and Browns center JC Tretter.