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Bengals News (4/13): Rolling with the process

Zac Taylor talks about how the team is adjusting the the strange circumstances surrounding this offseason.

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In Detail, Alabama college football coach Nick Saban dissects play of Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa
He played the position throughout Pop Warner and high school, winning a West Virginia state championship in 1968. For the past five decades, he has seen it from the other side of the field as a defensive-minded coach in college football, including the past 13 seasons as the coach at Alabama, where he has won five national championships.

Report: Bengals have maxed out meeting time with Joe Burrow
Signs have pointed toward the Bengals taking former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with that selection for some time and it continues to shape up that way. NFL teams are permitted three one-hour calls with prospects each week and Albert Breer of reports that the Bengals have used all of their allotted time with Burrow.

The Bengals make a trade and address their biggest weaknesses in Mock Draft 2.0
Surprise! The Bengals stick with Burrow, despite plenty of outside noise about a potential trade. This is a done deal. The Bengals are going to take Burrow, who led the nation in multiple passing categories, including yards (5,671), touchdowns (60) and completion percentage. He had one of the greatest seasons we’ve ever seen from a college quarterback last year. The Bengals need someone to help turnaround their franchise and Burrow gets the chance to become a legend in his home state.

Bengals hold pre-draft meeting with Akeem Davis-Gaither
The Bengals coached Davis-Gaither during Senior Bowl week, which makes a pre-draft meeting even more interesting. The 22 year old projects to be an inside linebacker at the next level. He is athletic enough to cover tight ends and running backs out of the backfield, plus he always finds himself around the ball, despite his size.

Cincinnati Bengals best options at WR for each round in 2020 NFL draft
Here’s a look at a wide receiver to keep in mind for the Bengals in each round based on value and fit.

Bengals' Sam Hubbard: TriHealth to match another $9,400 in FreeStore Foodbank donations
Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard, a former Moeller High School Crusaders and Ohio State Buckeyes standout, raised money for the FreeStore Foodbank of Cincinnati by announcing via GoFundMe that he'd personally match all donations to the organization up to $9,400.

Bengals Mock Draft 4.0: Who they could get in first-round trade with Dolphins
After writing a column suggesting the Bengals would be wise to trade with the Miami Dolphins if the Dolphins offer all three of their first-round picks for the No. 1 overall pick, it's now time to see what the Bengals could get with those selections.

Despite Bengals at No. 1, Chase Young says he’s 2020 draft’s best
Call it an admirable mindset to have. Young also kept it simple while pointing out how he acts and gets after it once he hears his name called — no matter where it is — is even more important:

Cincinnati Bengals forced to alter pre-draft process
Under normal circumstances, the NFL offseason workout program would have begun this past week for teams with a new head coach. The coronavirus pandemic delayed that, and the Cincinnati Bengals are expecting their scheduled start date of April 20 to be pushed back as well.

Around the league

Greg Zuerlein on kicker competition: 'Ideally, I win'
"I know Kai from having him come in and working out at the Rams' facility in the past, and he's a great guy," Zuerlein told 103.3 KESN-FM, via the Dallas Morning News. "I look forward to being around him, learning from him. And hopefully, we have a good competition. Ideally, I win. I wouldn't have signed here if I didn't think I ... I mean, you go anywhere and expect to win the job if you have any sort of confidence at all.

49ers DL Arik Armstead: Buckner trade 'was a shock'
Armstead, coming off a career year, was set to be an unrestricted free agent in March. With Buckner a year out from free agency and likely staring down a big contract himself, the 49ers front office seemingly faced a fork in the road between the two.

Colts sign fullback Roosevelt Nix to one-year deal
Nix was released by Pittsburgh on March 18 after five seasons with the club, including a Pro Bowl campaign in 2017. The fullback has logged 16 touches for 73 yards and two touchdowns since entering the league in 2015. Nix, 28, played just three games last season and was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 14.

Luke Kuechly eyes future in football after retirement
"As the season concluded, I really kind of sat back and thought about it. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to play the game for eight years and the people around me were fantastic, everybody in the Carolina Panthers organization treated me well, they taught me a lot ... I couldn't ask for a better situation once the season ended," Kuechly told NBC Sports' Mike Tirico on Friday, per The Charlotte Observer. "I just knew that, you know, I had given everything I had, to be honest with you I was done at that point. It had nothing to do with changes in coaches or anything like that, I just think I knew in my heart that I gave everything I had and, at this point, it was time to move in a different direction."