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Bengals News (5/5): Remembering a great

How the Bengals remember all Don Shula gave to the game of football

NFL: DEC 22 Bengals at Dolphins Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Paul Brown's Team Remembers What Don Shula Gave The Game
Brown first heard of him as a Cleveland high schooler, about the time Shula led nearby tiny John Carroll University to a David victory over Goliath Syracuse while rushing for 125 yards. He later met him when his father Paul Brown drafted Shula to the Browns. He got to know him when he coached against the Bengals and worked with Paul Brown on the NFL competition committee shepherding through rules that helped change the game and make it the national past time.

Cincinnati Bengals could make waves with this projected starting lineup
The Cincinnati Bengals are set to look drastically different the next time they take the field. After a disappointing start to the Zac Taylor era, the front office has gone to work, deviating from their usual philosophies in an attempt to get the franchise back on track. They poured money into the open market in the hopes of revitalizing the roster and wisely spent their draft capital in late April.

Around the AFC North: Joe Burrow In, Andy Dalton Out, But Questions Remain in Cincy
The quarterback change is official in Cincinnati with No. 1-overall choice Joe Burrow in and nearly decade-long starter Andy Dalton out. Dalton was released by the Bengals Thursday and signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys two days later.

‘This is just the next step for me’: Andy Dalton reveals why he chose to sign with the Cowboys
“I wanted to join a high-class organization, a team that’s ready to win. And to be with Mike McCarthy, his history with quarterbacks, I think it gives me a chance to come to a new place, a chance to learn, to help Dak [Prescott] out in any way I can, and then just to be an asset for this team.”

A list of the Bengals' 2020 opponents
"We plan to start on time," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. "If we have to make adjustments we will be prepared to do so based on the latest guidance from our medical experts and public health officials and current and future government regulations."

Around the league

2020 NFL schedule set for release Thursday night
Opponents for all 32 teams were previously released on Dec. 30, 2019, but Thursday will see the 2020 slate unveiled with times and dates. Hence, Thursday will be the first opportunity to look forward to just when the league's biggest and best matchups will be played.

Carson Wentz: Hurts pick 'didn't really concern me'
"With Jalen, I'm excited to add him to the team," Wentz told reporters on a conference call in his first comments since the draft. "I know how important the quarterback position is and how important the dynamic is for me and for the other guys in that room. I've been blessed over the years to have some incredible, not just quarterbacks, but incredible humans and friends in that quarterback room. We really endure a lot together and go through (a lot) together. So I'm excited.

NFL cancels international games for 2020 season
"After considerable analysis, we believe the decision to play all our games domestically this season is the right one for our players, our clubs, and all our fans in the US, Mexico and UK," NFL executive vice president, chief strategy and growth officer Christopher Halpin said. "We greatly appreciate the support of our governmental and stadium partners in Mexico and the United Kingdom, who all agree with this decision, and we look forward to returning for games in both countries in the 2021 season.

Cowboys waive QB Cooper Rush amid Dalton signing
Dallas waived backup Cooper Rush to clear a roster spot for new No. 2 Andy Dalton, the team announced Monday. Dalton officially signed his one-year, $3 million deal that includes $4 million in incentives depending on playing time in the regular season, reaching the playoffs and playing in said postseason games, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.