Bengals Eye Draft To Continue Franchise Transformation
He wouldn’t even say they’re keeping the pick even though long before the Las Vegas draft was cancelled the smart money installed LSU quarterback Joe Burrow the presumptive No. 1. The Bengals are already emerging from a rollicking month of March they committed a free agency record of more than $150 million. Because of that and the pandemic, last season’s 2-14 record almost seems to be ancient history.
Bengals Donate To Eight Foodbanks In Ohio, Indiana And Kentucky
“We want to help our community during these challenging times,” said Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn. “We know that COVID-19 is impacting everyone in different ways. Our donation aims to help our broader region as foodbanks see increased demand for their services.”
Quick Hits: Taylor Won’t Show Bengals Hand
“I think it just started out with a little hiccup. It was nothing on our end. I can assure you of that,” said Taylor in his pre-draft Zoom news conference. “From there it went smooth. Two full rounds. It looked like it was pretty clean.”
Bengals’ coach: Joe Burrow is as good as advertised
In an interview with ESPN’s Get Up! on Wednesday morning, Taylor said he has enjoyed getting to know Joe Burrow. The former LSU quarterback is expected to be the Bengals’ selection with the first overall pick in the NFL draft, which begins Thursday night.
Source: Bengals have informed Joe Burrow he’s their pick
“Personality comes across,” said Bengals Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin in a recent interview. “[Joe Burrow] has real leadership qualities and football intellect. He loves the challenge of preparation - the mark of a lot of good players.”
Report: Bengals turning down trade offers, telling teams Joe Burrow is the pick
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, the Bengals aren’t playing ball: “They have told everyone thank you very much, but we’re going to take [Joe Burrow].”
Prospects most commonly falling to Cincinnati Bengals at No. 33 in mock drafts
Most 2020 NFL mock drafts that don’t go past the first round aren’t very entertaining for Cincinnati Bengals fans given the well-known incoming No. 1 pick of Joe Burrow.
Around the league
Patriots trade TE Rob Gronkowski to Buccaneers
Rob Gronkowski is coming out of retirement to again play in the NFL, but he’ll be doing so in Tampa. The New England Patriots have traded Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Buccaneers later confirmed the transaction.
Redskins talk to multiple teams about Trent Williams
Williams’ trade value is likely at its highest in the next 24 hours. The expectation has been the 31-year-old tackle will only be moved for a significant return, likely meaning a high draft pick in this year’s draft. Such a swap makes more sense than sending a future high pick to Washington for a tackle whose career length remaining is unknown, especially after he sat out last season and would still need to pass a physical before a trade is complete.
Lamar Jackson says he’ll be on cover of next ‘Madden’
“It’s always been a dream of mine since I was a little kid,” Jackson said in a live interview on the team’s Facebook page. “Since I first started playing Madden. It’s dope. (I’ve) had every Madden, so for me to be on the front of it that’s a dream come true. That’s an accomplishment for the kids around here where I’m from and stuff like that. It’s pretty cool.”