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Bengals News (3/3): Not an arms race

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The Bengals aren’t concerned about Joe Burrow’s arm strength.

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Long Day's Journey Into Night At Combine
"Long day. Long day for everybody," says Callahan, who has just emerged from his cave at the Westin Hotel for his first combine duties in about 26 hours. "It didn't change the first couple of days for us offensively because all our interviews were still at night. But the last thing we had yesterday before this was an interview early in the afternoon."

Joe Burrow's arm strength hardly a concern for Bengals
He slipped away from pocket pressure, set passing records and commandeered the Tigers to their first national championship since 2007. All of that culminated with Burrow ascending draft boards, where he is projected to go No. 1 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Answering 2020 NFL draft questions for the top 10 picks - Joe Burrow or bust for Bengals?
99.9%. The Bengals had their first extended meeting with Burrow at the combine and were happy with how things went. The former LSU quarterback also dispelled the notion that he wouldn't play for Cincinnati if it drafted him.

Joe Burrow has made it clear he wants the Bengals to keep A.J. Green, per report
Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow told reporters ahead of the NFL combine that he will play for any team that drafts him, which means he has to face the reality that he will likely be heading to the lowly Cincinnati Bengals. The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner is expected to be someone who can come in and turn the Bengals around quickly, but he's going to need some help.

Bengals can use Ohio State link with Sam Hubbard in Joe Burrow pursuit
Zac Taylor has his coaching connections with Burrow’s father. Typical coaching connections abound too. The team finally got to meet with him at the combine and will do so again before the draft.

Cincinnati Bengals 7-round mock draft: The post-combine edition
Granted, the most important aspects of the combine seems to be medicals and interviews. But a mock serves as a good way to review every aspect of the year-round process.

Cincinnati Bengals Post Combine 7 Round Mock Draft
The Cincinnati Bengals are inching closer and closer to officially being on the clock. As April 23 nears, the buzz around the Queen City grows. With that said, let’s dive right into the mock draft.

Bengals to release eight-year veteran Cordy Glenn if trade attempt fails, report says
The Cincinnati Bengals plan to release offensive tackle Cordy Glenn if their attempt to trade him fails, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine. It is unclear what the team is seeking in return for the disgruntled veteran. It is a deep year for offensive tackle talent, which could impact the trade market. However, there will be interest in his services either via trade or upon his release.

Around the league

Daniel Jeremiah 2020 NFL mock draft 2.0: Patriots take Herbert
With the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in the books, here's my updated mock for Round 1 of this year's draft. To check out my mock draft from January, click here.

Cards show draft interest in WRs Lamb, Jeudy, Ruggs
With a dearth of speedsters in free agency, most have linked the Cards to draft prospects with the No. 8 selection, including Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb, and Alabama's Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III. All are expected to go in the first round.

Mathieu: Time for Chiefs to reset, win another SB
Mathieu isn't the only one beginning the calibration for the 2020 season. Coach Andy Reid and GM Brett Veach were back to business as usual last week at the NFL Scouting Combine. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is discussing his offseason plans to improve.

Jonathan Taylor compares himself to Zeke, others
"Todd Gurley was a playmaker on the field, Zeke was a playmaker on the field, Saquon was a playmaker on the field," Taylor told Breer. "Same thing with myself: playmaker on the field. I've been constantly able to make plays for three years, and that's something I really wanted coming into college. I wanted to make sure for the three years I was here, that I was consistent, coaches knew what they were getting out of me every single practice, game, rep.

Steelers' Vance McDonald took 'steps backwards' in '19
Coming off career highs in receptions (50), yards (610) and touchdowns (4) in 2018, McDonald was supposed to take on an even bigger role with Jesse James leaving in free agency. Instead, McDonald struggled to find a rhythm in a Steelers offense that was off-kilter all season, generating just 273 yards on 38 catches (for a career-low 7.2 yards per receptions) with three TDs. McDonald also missed two games due to concussion.