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Bengals News (4/29): Brotherly love

Press Taylor gave his brother a good ribbing about his draft setup.

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Bengals acquire running back Samaje Perine and linebacker Austin Calitro On Waivers
Perine (5-11, 240), a fourth-year player out of Oklahoma, originally was a fourth-round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 2017. He has played in 28 career games (eight starts), and has 188 rushes for 651 yards and a TD, along with 25 catches for 187 yards and a TD. He was with the Bengals for a majority of last season, and spent time on both the active roster and practice squad before being signed off the practice squad by Miami prior to the season finale.

An in-depth look at the 10 college free agents the Bengals signed.
Key figure in success in 35 starts and 54 games … Bulldogs finished No. 1 nationally in in scoring defense, No. 1 in rushing defense and No. 1 in fewest rushing TDs allowed … 3-4 end-type…excellent vs. run … explosive hands … broke finger just before junior season and may have impacted draft stock … But rebounded with solid year on team-high eight tackles for loss. Born: 7/25/98

Bengals reached contract agreements with 10 college free agents.
The Bengals today announced they have reached contract agreements with the following 10 college free agents.

Bengals news: Zac Taylor zinged by his Eagles assistant coach brother
Philadelphia Eagles assistant coach Press Taylor had some fun with his brother, Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor, over his draft setup. Zac Taylor had ordered Dark Chocolate” Ridgeley U-shaped desk to be his new desk, but he found out a few days before the draft that it wouldn’t arrive until the week after the draft.

Bengals head coach makes bold prediction after drafting Joe Burrow
There wasn’t much drama leading up to the pick. Everyone knew Burrow was the best player in the draft. The only question was whether or not a team would be able to make a strong enough offer for the Bengals to give up the No. 1 overall pick.

Bengals news: Zac Taylor wants one thing in Cincinnati makeover
The Cincinnati Bengals are amid a massive rebuild, but head coach Zac Taylor wants more than just high-character players on his roster. While the Bengals continue to build their new-look roster, Taylor revealed that he wants to add players with an “edge” to their game

Cincinnati Bengals free-agency target ideas, post-draft edition
While the front office can take its sweet time adding to the roster (if it does at all) it doesn’t hurt to take a step back and look at some of the available veteran names who might be worth a shot.

5 undrafted free agents who have chance to make Bengals’ final roster
The Bengals have done well for themselves rather often on the open market right after a draft and this year could be no exception. After the team announced 10 college free agent signings, let’s take a look at the players most likely to make the final roster.

Around the league

Jameis Winston: Joining Saints like 'Harvard education'
The newest New Orleans Saints quarterback, who officially signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the team Tuesday with a max value of $4.7 million, said on an Instagram Live interview shortly after the pact was official that he views playing under Drew Brees and company in New Orleans as akin to attending an Ivy League institution.

Roseman: Missing out on Wilson influenced Hurts pick
Oh, you thought we were talking about last weekend? Wrong. Roseman explained his lesson learned from the 2012 draft. The Eagles selected Nick Foles in the third round with the 88th overall selection, but could have had Russell Wilson, who was taken 75th overall -- 16 picks after Philadelphia's second-round selection -- by Seattle.

Texans exercise Deshaun Watson's fifth-year option
In 15 starts, Watson led Houston to a 10-5 record and its second playoff appearance since his arrival, completed 67.3 percent of his passes and registered a 26-12 TD-INT ratio. He also ran over, through and around defenders to the tune of 82 carries for 413 yards and seven TDs.

Joseph: Isaiah Simmons will be LB/problem solver
It was the Cardinals that selected Simmons on Thursday with the No. 8 pick and it is linebacker he will play, Arizona defensive coordinator Vance Joseph told the media via Zoom on Tuesday. However, Joseph isn't about to confine Simmons specifically to linebacker when opportunities present themselves to allow the talented hybrid to showcase his versatility.