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Bengals News (5/12): Advice from a Hall of Famer

Hakeem Adeniji got some important advice from one of the best Bengals players ever, Anthony Munoz.

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Dartmouth rookie cornerback Isiah Swann sees an opportunity with the Bengals
Even though Bengals rookie cornerback Isiah Swann, son of a former bodybuilder, sculpted one of the great Ivy League careers with 17 career interceptions, he still didn't get picked last month in what turned out to be a difficult season for small-school players to get noticed. He's hearing the same thing Bengals great Reggie Williams heard when he also came out of the Hanover, N.H. wilderness in the wake of a more typical NFL Draft.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham break down the 2020 schedule and an interview with Joe Burrow
It's the "Better Days" edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast as broadcaster Dan Hoard chats with quarterback Joe Burrow to open the podcast. Also, Dave Lapham gives his take on the latest Bengals news and breaks down the 2020 schedule.

Anthony Munoz joins the Pro Football Hall of Fame podcast, the Mission
On the latest edition of The Mission, a Pro Football Hall of Fame video podcast, host Jamir Howerton interviews Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz as he gives advice and insight to Bengals rookie Hakeem Adeniji.

From 'Jeopardy!' to Kahoot!, Bengals get creative with virtual meetings
He put on a pair of black-rimmed glasses and reached into his closet for a plaid, multi-color sport coat, one that looks like it belongs at a country club instead of a virtual meeting with the team's defensive backs.

NFL 2020 Week 1 Odds, Picks: Cardinals, Bengals look like best bets after schedule release
In the spirit of optimism, let's make picks for every single Week 1 game against the spread below. Make sure and dive into the notes for each game -- I'll try and give a good reason if I think the line is going to move soon or even in a week or so, plus I'll try and dish out on the over/unders available.

Did Bengals find the next Auden Tate with UDFA Scotty Washington?
There’s an outside chance the Bengals did it again this offseason with undrafted free agent Scotty Washington out of Wake Forest.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh endorsed Tee Higgins to Bengals before draft
After the Bengals drafted Higgins, word got out Housh believes Higgins can be a top wideout in the NFL. The way he described him sure sounds like A.J. Green.

Cincinnati Bengals won't sign veteran to back up Joe Burrow
That means the upcoming virtual offseason meetings will be especially important transition time as the rookies integrate with the veterans for the first time starting Monday. Rookies had a “virtual minicamp” over three days last weekend to get caught up on what they need to know, and it’s still unclear when players will gather for the first time at team facilities amid COVID-19 concerns.

Las Vegas Raiders Have Hottest, Most Expensive NFL Ticket
Of course everything is tentative with live sporting events being attended by fans as long as there isn’t enough testing or a cure for COVID-19, but it also meant the cancellation of the 2020 international games, which in a twisted silver linings means eight home games for every team. It’ll be a few months before we determine whether and when those games actually happen, but that’s an entire other issue.

Gase: What Frank Gore brings to Jets is 'hard to teach'
"Frank brings something that is really hard to teach," Jets coach Adam Gase explained to the team's official website. "He's a natural leader. He's the kind of guy that guys respect around the NFL. He's done a great job as far as helping younger players that are in the room. I think he's a good teammate especially the last three or four years in that backup role and the supporting role of whoever that starter is. He's a great guy for Le'Veon [Bell] to be around. Those two guys can really do some damage together.

Colts OC: Rivers sold on Indy because of strong OL
The Chargers, meanwhile, ranked 29th in the NFL in the same category, per PFF. Russell Okung's absence forced the Chargers to shuffle players, resulting in inconsistency and nearly constant harassment of Rivers. Tackles Trent Scott and Sam Tevi combined to allow 88 pressures in 2019, second most of any tackle duo in the NFL, per PFF.

CB Logan Ryan: Titans 'never really talked extension'
"It's just a business," Ryan said. "This time it's a little different. Tennessee really never offered me a contract. They never really talked extension or free agency. They never really tried to bring me back. It was kind of the whole 'you know, we'll monitor the market, you're probably gonna get too much and we probably can't afford because we got a lot of players on this team.'"

Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins agree to terms on rookie deal
These contracts aren't all that much to write home about anymore, as we're more than a decade removed from the olden days of rookie deals, when the highly touted newcomers could leverage their newfound value and hold out for more money. Some holdouts lasted into training camp back then, but with both the last collective bargaining agreement and the new CBA ratified in March, rookie salaries have since been relegated to a slotting system. Tagovailoa's place as the No. 5 overall pick scheduled him to be paid the aforementioned total. All that's left to figure out is the size of a signing bonus and the language of the contract.