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Bengals News (3/4): Getting to know new coaches

Find out some fun facts about the new Bengals’ coaches.

NFL Combine - Day 2

5 unique things to know about the five new Cincinnati Bengals coaches
From bringing in a 17-year NFL veteran like Steve Jackson to the additions of Al Golden and Troy Walters having extensive experience of coaching in college and the NFL, it's a seasoned group that should execute Taylor's vision for player development.

Bengals could be "heavily involved" in free agency
First, they are expected to use the franchise tag on receiver A.J. Green. Burrow addressed Green’s impending free agency at the Combine, saying, “I think with any rookie quarterback, the more help you can get the better, and A.J.’s been one of the best players at his position for a very long time. And, you know if I am lucky enough to get drafted No. 1 overall, I would like to have him on the roster.”

Joe Burrow is already trying to influence Bengals' personnel decisions
In fact, not only will Burrow play for Cincinnati (if they end up selecting him, which they will), he’s already trying to influence the franchise’s offseason personnel decisions.

What to make of the ‘Andy Dalton to the Patriots’ rumors
With the start of the NFL’s so-called legal tampering period not even two weeks away, the free agency process is starting to heat up. This is especially true when it comes to the biggest star in pro football: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is currently on his way to hit the open market on March 18 for the first time in his career. And with nothing decided one way or the other just yet, the rumor mill is working overtime.

Who will the Cincinnati Bengals Target in the Second Round of the Draft?
That is the million-dollar question. If the draft is anything, its unpredictable. Based on historical precedence, there will certainly be players taken in the first round that no one will see coming. The great thing about that is there will players available in the second round that no one would have ever imagined as well.

Bengals expected to be heavily involved in free agency
"Some of the buzz that I picked up in Indianapolis (during the NFL Scouting Combine) is that it's really the opposite of what the narrative for the Bengals has been," Rapoport said on NFL Network's NFL NOW. "First of all, I would expect them to be involved in free agency, I'm not sure they're going to go and break the bank for the top, top guy but I would expect them to be heavily involved in the upper and middle class of free agents. They have got a lot of holes on the roster. They'd like to get better. There are certainly some players who would help that team really at all levels. I would expect the Bengals to be heavily involved."

Around the league

Jaguars agree to trade CB A.J. Bouye to Broncos
Bouye arrived as a laudable free-agent signing in 2017, pairing with Jalen Ramsey to become one of the league's most exciting young cornerback tandems. Both played well but are now gone, as Ramsey forced his way out to Los Angeles via trade during the 2019 season and Bouye will soon experience the same form of western departure.

Justin Jefferson surprised NFL teams with 4.43 40
"Definitely," Jefferson told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on the latest episode of the RapSheet and Friends podcast. "Everybody from each team thought I was going to run like a 4.5, 4.6., so just going out there and running that 4.4 and just showing the ability, that I have speed, is just (an) extra accessory to my game."

Titans pledge assistance following Nashville tornadoes
"We extend our deepest sympathies to those families who lost loved ones in the tornadoes last night and are heartbroken to see the damage across Nashville and Tennessee," Adams Strunk said. "We know the strength of our community and the Volunteer spirit that lives in us all. We will join the efforts to re-build in these areas and know our neighbors will join us."

NFL 'closely monitoring' coronavirus developments
"We are closely monitoring developments and have been in contact with The World Health Organization, CDC and the NFL-NFLPA medical experts at the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON) Program for Infection Prevention," the statement read. "We will continue those discussions throughout our offseason."

Broncos could add RB to complement Phillip Lindsay
Other potential top backs available this offseason who fit the Broncos' profile are expected to include Kenyan Drake, Melvin Gordon, Jordan Howard and Carlos Hyde. Denver also met with big backs at the scouting combine that could be available in the middle rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.