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Bengals News (3/16): Andy Dalton could follow Ryan Tannehill’s lead

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Andy Dalton could very well help a team next season the same way Ryan Tannehill did. If he can he should be in line for a nice payday.

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Bengals Vets See Unity After CBA Vote
Last week's balloting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement virtually split the NFL players in two. But Sunday's announcement that it passed, securing labor peace for another decade in the process, answered at least one question in the whirlpool of what-ifs engulfing pro sports and the nation they entertain.

NFL players ratify collective bargaining agreement through 2030
"We are pleased that the players have voted to ratify the proposed new CBA," Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement, "which will provide substantial benefits to all current and retired players, increase jobs, ensure continued progress on player safety, and give our fans more and better football."

Bengals Booth Podcast: An interview with Dane Brugler from The Athletic talking about the 2020 NFL Draft
It's the "More, More, More" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast with more, more, more about Joe Burrow. Broadcaster Dan Hoard chats with Dane Brugler, NFL Draft Analyst for The Athletic, and asks if selecting Burrow No. 1 is a no-brainer. Hoard also talks with LSU offensive lineman Damien Lewis about what Burrow is like in the huddle.

Cincinnati Bengals 7-round mock draft as free agency approaches
With free agency right around the corner (or at least we think), we’ll soon get a sense of where the Cincinnati Bengals might go in the draft. Let’s give it another go with a seven-round mock, especially now that the compensatory picks are finally out, before the new league year begins. This mock courtesy of The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine.

Can Andy Dalton Be the Next Ryan Tannehill?
One year ago today, the NFL career of Ryan Tannehill was at a crossroads. After an up-and-down six-year tenure in Miami (including a disappointing 2018 campaign in which he missed five games), Tannehill was traded to the Tennessee Titans, where he would play out the final year of his contract—ostensibly as Marcus Mariota's backup.

NFL Draft to be postponed, moved from Las Vegas, per report
As for the Draft, according to my sources, Las Vegas is already canceled - it just hasn’t been announced yet - and the league will announce the Draft is being postponed until late May at least - as soon as the NFLPA’s decision on the new CBA is announced.

Here’s how Bengals potentially plan to use cap space in free agency
That number isn’t as straightforward as it seems though. Hobson notes that the number doesn’t include an A.J. Green franchise tag — it’s considered a wash with Andy Dalton’s $17 million expected to come off the books.

Around the league

Broncos to pay employees during facility closing
President/CEO Joe Ellis announced Sunday that UCHealth Training Center and Empower Field at Mile High will shut down effective immediately and all employees are required to work from home for at least the next two weeks, with the exception of select staff holding critical operational roles, per the team's website. Moreover, the Broncos will pay hourly employees, part-time workers and interns based on their regular work schedule, including for any shift or event cancellations.

Patriots re-sign S Devin McCourty for 2 years, $23M
Rapoport noted earlier Sunday the Patriots were looking to lock up the veteran defensive back for the rest of his career. The 32-year-old McCourty has been a vital member of the team's last three Super Bowl wins. His twin brother, cornerback Jason McCourty, was also a member of the 2018 championship team and has been with the franchise since being traded from the Browns prior to the start of that season.

Roundup: Texans' Bradley Roby inks 3-year, $36M deal
Roby's career arc has been a roller coaster of sorts. A year ago, most were talking about Roby's potential while also immediately pointing out inconsistency as his main issue. In terms of traditional statistics, Roby has remained mostly steady, recording double-digit pass defends in four of his six seasons and one or two interceptions in each of his six campaigns. Roby's production was commendable in 2019, when he recorded 38 tackles, one sack, eight passes defended, two interceptions (including one returned for a touchdown) and one forced fumble.

Ryan Tannehill, Titans agree on contract extension
This deal is significant for two reasons: First, the Titans lock up who they see as their quarterback for the next three to five years, and commit a significant amount of money to do so. Secondly, they get one important deal done and clear the runway to potentially use the franchise tag on running back Derrick Henry, who's also headed toward free agency.