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Bengals News (4/16): Time for new look?

Should the Bengals get some new uniforms to ring in a new era?

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Which NFL running backs could get big extensions next? Predictions on Kamara, Cook and more
Baltimore's Mark Ingram, a running back who has been through free agency twice, on Tuesday referred to the running back as "the redheaded stepchild" of the NFL's financial system. The reference is to the fact that, in spite of an occasional eight-figure-a-year blip at the very top, the running back market hasn't moved upward the way it has for other positions.

Cincinnati Bengals NFL Draft Preview: Joe Burrow Launches A New Era
First, the Bengals went outside the organization last year to replace head coach Marvin Lewis by hiring Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor. Then, during this off-season, they signed numerous free agents from other teams, including former Houston defensive tackle D.J. Reader (four years, $53 million, $20.25 million guaranteed, per and former Minnesota cornerback Trae Waynes (three years, $42 million, $15 million guaranteed).

AFC North draft primer: Ravens one piece away? Joe Burrow to Bengals? What about Browns?
This can be pretty simple and straightforward — if Cincinnati is confident Joe Burrow is willing to play there. He was fairly emphatic about his comfort staying in his home state at the NFL combine, but there are always rumors and misdirection surrounding the presumptive No. 1 pick. Would the Bengals entertain trades for the top choice? They could, but they shouldn't. Burrow is a high-character, high-floor, face-of-the-franchise type who just so happens to be from Ohio. No need to overthink this one in a division that already has three franchise quarterbacks.

Should the Bengals get new uniforms?
They've had the same uniforms for 16 seasons. These are the same threads Chad Johnson proposed to Daphne in during the 2005 season. Terrell Owens and Laveranues Coles wore these jerseys during their one-year stints with the Bengals.

Andrew Whitworth Speaks on Bengals, Ownership, and Joe Burrow
One of the greatest players in Cincinnati Bengals’ history, Andrew Whitworth, recently had a lot to say about his former organization in a talk with Colin Cowherd. He was probed about a variety of topics, from the Bengals free agency period to the potential of Joe Burrow in stripes, and he brought a unique perspective to the circumstances.

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2020 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Browns trade Odell Beckham Jr. to Vikings; Patrick Peterson also on the move
All told, eight receivers were taken during the first round, and there were several surprising trades, including the Bengals trading out of the No. 1 overall pick! There were also some shocking transactions, with Cam Newton signing with the Bengals after Cincinnati traded Andy Dalton to the Patriots for a third-round pick. Tua Tagovailoa suffered a steep fall before landing with the Raiders, who traded up to grab him at No. 8 overall.

Rams center Brian Allen tests positive for COVID-19
"I talked to him yesterday. I'm really glad to hear he's feeling good, he's healthy and he's on the road to recovery," McVay said. "I think we all understand that the severity of what this has meant for some people, fortunately for Brian, he's on the road to recovery. I think he did a great job of letting us know right away so we could be timely in our response and making sure that we didn't expose anybody else to that."

Browns reveal new uniforms with nod to older style
Wednesday marked the change the franchise needed as the Browns introduced new uniforms that look more like what they have worn for much of their history, and not like the radical design in which they finished the 2010s.

Falcons poised to move up in first round of 2020 draft
Atlanta has spent plenty of time evaluating and talking to players who figure to be gone by No. 16, and when other teams are putting together their projections, they expect the Falcons to move, Rapoport added.