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Brian Callahan is happy with the entirety of his quarterback room and not just Joe Burrow.

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Who Could Be The Bengals Defensive MVP In 2020?
Remember when Atkins is so good he makes Lapham break into song? The chorus started in the next-to-last game of 2012 in Pittsburgh, the game the Bengals and the Steelers had to win to either make the playoffs or not.

Shawn Williams embracing the unknown as Bengals' defense hopes to be much improved in 2020
"I'll work with it and try to figure out what's best for the team," Williams told Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. "I don't know how that plays out. I don't even think they know right now because they haven't really seen Vonn (Bell) do anything and that's no knock on Vonn. I just think they want to see everybody together on the field first. I'm confident they'll figure how to use him and use me and everybody is going to be happy."

Cincinnati Bengals roster: OC Brian Callahan talks Joe Burrow, QB room
Nothing is going to replicate on-field practices, but Bengals coaches are making the most of their voluntary virtual meetings with the team. Callahan and Bengals coaches are conducting comprehensive Zoom video calls prioritizing attention to minute details. It’s an approach Callahan believes will pay dividends on the Bengals young quarterback room. The Bengals offensive coordinator is already seeing progress from the No. 1 overall pick.

Cincinnati Bengals: Auden Tate helps clean up his community
Tate, who is entering his third season with the Bengals, participated in some clean-up efforts in his hometown of Tampa, Fla., this week after rioters left a mess protesting the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.

Bengals impressed with Joe Burrow’s grasp of pre-snap responsibilities
Rest assured the Bengals would much rather do this work in person. But after smooth sailing by Duke Tobin and Co. during the all-virtual draft, the technology side of things continues to provide a boost for the team.

Cincinnati Bengals: Three bold AFC North predictions for 2020
The AFC North has long been known as one of the better divisions in the NFL. Commonly marketed for their toughness, the Pittsburg Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, and of course, the Cincinnati Bengals, provide fans with some of the best rivalries and thrilling matchups.

NFL draft gave Cincinnati Bengals 412% social media boost
“The NFL, far and away, saw the biggest increase and a lot of it was because of the draft,” he said. “But when you go down the list of which teams saw the biggest engagement increase, the Cincinnati Bengals saw a 412 per cent increase, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers [saw a] 343 per cent increase, so there is definitely massive increase there.”

Around the League

Drew Brees apologizes for comments on flag disrespect
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees apologized Thursday morning in an Instagram post for his comments about kneeling during the national anthem that received intense criticism Wednesday.

Cam Jordan on Drew Brees' remarks: Can't tippy-toe on issue
When Drew Brees was asked Wednesday what he thought about the prospect of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality during the upcoming season, the future Hall of Fame quarterback added fuel to an already charged issue, telling Yahoo Finance, "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country."

Allen Robinson not worried about contract extension with Bears
Entering the final year of his contract in Chicago, Allen Robinson was a candidate for an extension before the COVID-19 pandemic caused most NFL teams to pause on long-term deals due to uncertainty about the future salary cap.

Browns OC: OBJ a 'model guy' amid virtual offseason
Beckham's first season in Cleveland ended in disappointment. His play was inconsistent as he battled through injury and never seemed to find a rapport with quarterback Baker Mayfield.