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Bengals News (6/3): Bengals Mount Rushmore

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Bengals safety Shawn Williams awaits for his role in the team's new look defense.
"It's been a roller coaster with what's been going on," said Williams, speaking for one and all. "I've been trying to take it day-by-day, week-by-week until it's over. But it definitely has been crazy the last four or five months."

Throwing to buddies, living with parents and Zoom - How Bengals' Joe Burrow is preparing for NFL
The top overall pick in April's NFL draft is back home in Athens County, Ohio, living with his parents and looking for empty fields so he can throw passes to his friends. The Heisman Trophy he won while leading LSU to a national championship rests on the floor in a room of the family home.

Cincinnati Bengals' all-time Mount Rushmore: 4 best players in franchise history
After 11 Pro Bowl and nine All-Pro selections, Muñoz was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His 11 Pro Bowl selections came in consecutive seasons between 1981 and 1991. He played 13 seasons with the Bengals but was unable to capture that Super Bowl ring.

Bengals rookies Burrow, Kareem, Wilson take charge and lead by example
Call it an understandable emphasis for Zac Taylor’s roster overhaul for a team whose most recent biggest flirtation with contention ended with players getting into shoving matches midfield and losing a playoff game.

Official Bengals shop loaded with Joe Burrow gear as NFL allows more facilities to reopen
Bengals fans will have a huge spread of Joe Burrow gear to choose from when the teams reopens its officials shop Wednesday.

With world divided, Joe Burrow's message helps bring people together
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is known for his intangibles. Anyone that paid attention to college football last season has heard about his leadership, confidence and how good of a teammate he was during his collegiate career.

Bengals news: Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow is 'dialed in'
Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan knows the first couple of weeks of virtual training has been a bit boring because it’s a lot of review of the playbook and making sure everyone is on the same page. Even though it might have been a little dry, Burrow is still always engaged and 100 percent locked in.

Bengals Notes — Burrow speaks out, confidence in A.J. Green and the onside kick
There is plenty of pressure that comes with being the top pick, especially during an offseason full of uncertainty. Burrow hasn't seen Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, owner Mike Brown or any of his coaches in-person since the NFL Combine in February.

D.J. Reader earning praise from Bengals coaches for his leadership
Most had to know that would be the case given the high-profile nature of his arrival via free agency. And he already turned some heads by making it clear he’s ready to enforce what Bengals coaches want from him.

Around the league

Sherman, Long offer thoughts on making real change
On Tuesday, NFL Total Access hosted a roundtable discussion featuring Richard Sherman and Chris Long, who joined NFL Network's Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche. It was the second night of discussion hosted by Wyche, who welcomed Josh Norman and Josh McCown, along with NFL Network's Michael Robinson, the night prior.

Luke Kuechly considering joining Panthers' scouting staff
Kuechly long made his love of film watching known and was one of the most diligent students of the game during his eight-year career. Sticking around the Panthers to continue to support his former teammates as a scout makes perfect sense for both sides if it comes to fruition.

NFL clubs will hold training camp at team facilities
In addition, there will be no joint team practices as stated in the memo from Commissioner Roger Goodell, obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The only exception for training camp location is if "a club can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of a joint NFL-NFLPA medical task force, that it would not be feasible to conduct at their club facility," per the memo.

Saints' Sanders compares joining Brees to playing with Manning
"Let me give you a little narrative," Sanders said. "Drew Brees drops back, he looks to the right, he has Alvin Kamara. He looks to the left, he has Emmanuel Sanders. He looks to the right, he has Michael Thomas. Oh, he looks down the middle, there's Jared Cook. Oh my god, who's gonna score? You look to the right and to the sideline, Sean Payton is calling the plays. I mean, who wouldn't want to be in that situation?